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Updated February 9, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. "Greatest Firm Yet"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Security Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is the greatest firm I have ever had the pleasure of working for. This includes Microsoft, DoD, Walmart, and more.
    +Smartest most driven people
    +Not for the faint hearted
    +Limitless opportunity to change and grow in any technology or field

    Cons

    -Smartest most driven people
    -Not for the faint-hearted
    -Self-starters only
    -Sink or Swim

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, watch out for the culture creep when hiring from so many of your stagnant competitors.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AWS Professional Services Technical Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment and exciting technology. Very structured and metrics driven performance evaluation process. Quarterly promotional cycles and plenty of career advancement and lateral move opportunities.

    Cons

    Keeping up with constant and fast technology changes. Pressure from working with some of the very smart and hardworking co-workers at AWS as well as from trying to meet high customer expectations.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Having a great time!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I came to AWS from another large software company based in the Seattle area. I'm in field sales and have a great team. Customers love us and the work is very fulfilling. Company values are solid; at least from what I see on my specific team and the teams we work with.

    Cons

    Still growing super fast. But hard to get people through the hiring pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the customer. It's served Amazon well so far.


  4. "Awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    high energy, fast pace envirnoment

    Cons

    you hate yourself on ur day off

    Advice to Management

    don't stop


  5. "Friendly, fast paced workplace - AWS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - They give training
    - Everyone is willing to help you anytime you need it
    - Rarely asked to work late

    Cons

    - Open floor plan
    - Always tickets in the queue to be worked


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Learn and Grow Your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    Rapid pace, which can also be good, forces you to focus and prioritize every day. You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations/hand holding from management, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in on boarding, employee benefits, mentoring and career growth programs to make connections for individuals. There is such a wealth of opportunity but navigating can be a challenge especially with the pace of the work in front of you.


  7. "Security Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional, Customer Service, Growth, Job Security, Stress free environment. Competitive Salary.

    Cons

    You will work long hours. Requires you to be flexible and knowledgeable about your job title. can be demanding at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and expanding the company which creates more job opportunities. Hire and train the best. Continue to take amazon Global.

  8. "A great place for an owner / builder"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Amazon Web Services - Global Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Amazon Web Services - Global Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The level of autonomy to make decisions in the field is a critical factor to the level of career growth you can achieve and speed of results for customers.

    Cons

    The business is growing so fast that many new Amazonians can be overwhelmed at first with the pace. My advice is to "slow down to speed up". Slow down to Earn Trust of Others by determine and communicate priorities, then use Bias for Action to Deliver Results.

    Advice to Management

    1) more investments (e.g. training, onboarding, mentorship) during the first 3 months of every new Amazonian 2) periodic check ins from trained "engagement" specialists.


  9. "Cloud Architect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cloud Architect in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cloud Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Work Environment

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of. Great Company!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up to good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "selling"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seller in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Seller in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    get paid for your time spend

    Cons

    not getting many sale at times

    Advice to Management

    need more advertisement internationally


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