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Updated October 13, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2438 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 507 reviews)

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  1. "Get out as much as you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects to work on. Lots of opportunities for career growth and to learn new things

    Cons

    You need to be able to prioritize your workload and work independently

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that processes and resources keep up with the increasing complexity and size of the company


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    "Loads of opportunities to develop"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * High hiring bar = super-smart colleagues
    * Broad range of projects across disparate domains, allowing for new challenges without moving company
    * No ivory towers: everyone shares their knowledge, and anyone can challenge anyone else's proposals regardless of level or experience
    * Plenty of career opportunities: role shifts encouraged & SDE progression does not mean management (although I chose to!)
    * Competitive salary, benefits & RSUs

    Cons

    * No-one will stop you taking things on: if you don't learn to say "no" you can easily get swamped
    * Extremely wide grades means promotions are infrequent (it may take 10+ years to get promoted once you've reached 5+ years' experience) and very high-effort

    Advice to Management

    * Fix the grading structure and promotions system

  3. "Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good wage, no dress code, free coffee,

    Cons

    long hours, same job can be boring,

    Advice to Management

    please be more professional, no favouritism, hand picked new starters for different off stow / indirect roles, no merit.


  4. "Great to work for"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Bedford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Bedford, England (UK)

    I worked at Amazon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible shift pattern, good rate of pay

    Cons

    None that affected me then


  5. "Great talents -Engineering"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Rugeley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Rugeley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly innovative people/team. Even though I joined as an experienced Automation Engineer, I still found out that there's more to learn as there are always positive challenges on your way. As an Engineer you'll get to improve/sharpen your overall skill sets, your confidence is not only regained but well built up again. I will always encourage and recommend people to this great company.

    Cons

    The cons here are - Highly competitive place as things change at the speed of light. Also, some folks take to bureaucracy but work is in progress to tackle this.

    Advice to Management

    So far at my local site the management team is really doing great. I also believe they can do better as there's always room for improvement.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Very productive working environment
    - Great team work
    - Interesting and challenging projects to work on
    - Flexible working hours
    - Employees are well supported by management
    - Employee ideas are supported and encouraged

    Cons

    - Might need to do 24/7 on-call support rotation


  7. "Data Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technical experience
    Flexible hours
    Overtime
    Team morale
    Promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Repetitive
    Tedious
    Not ideal for someone looking to boost client/customer experience

    Advice to Management

    More frequent one to ones needed

  8. "investigations specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance. flexible working hours. nice working environment, fun activities during busy seasons, dress casual everyday.

    Cons

    low salary, work is repetitive and productivity is under supervised by a system at all time. limited break and lunch time during work, do not have too many chances to gain skills to achieve career development

    Advice to Management

    more training opportunities needs to be provided. managers should know more about the investigators daily work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tough place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent Colleagues,
    Learn alot
    High bar on recruitment and performance
    Good name on CV, Stay 2.5-3 years and then get out.

    Cons

    Experience completly dependent on manage

    Sometimes inhumane,
    Hard to move upward in org forcing people to leave the org instead


  10. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Partner Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Great people. Good pay. Growing firm.

    Cons

    Can be a stressful environment.


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