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  1. Helpful (725)

    "An Amazing Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been at Amazon for a month now, and I've seen none of the horror stories being communicated to the public, although Amazon is a large enough company that I'm sure there are good pockets and bad pockets. Everyone here is really smart, and wants to succeed both personally, and as a company. People collaborate and help each other, focus on data, and truly focus on the customer. Every company I've ever worked for talks...

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    Cons

    No cons, so far - seriously. Like I said, I'm sure Amazon has some bad pockets in it here and there, but this is an amazing job, an amazing opportunity, and the biggest thing I have to complain about is that it's a little chilly in our building. I can live with that. Does Amazon demand high quality, measurable results? Yes! Is it hard work? Yes! Is it rewarding? Yes! So I'm...

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    Amazon2018-02-23
  2. Helpful (480)

    "We are now in a world where we are condescended to by our inferiors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    This company gets A list performance from C list employees. The culture is quick and hard charging. You are always working in relevant and meaningful projects.

    Cons

    Maybe because the company recruits C listers who have neither merit (intelligence, strategic vision) nor pedigree (academic or professional accomplishments), most of those who become successful do so in treacherous, low cunning ways. Imagine the Lannisters in Game of Thrones attacking the Starks in Game of Thrones; or Rawls and Burrell attacking McNulty and Daniels in The Wire; or Barrow and O'Brien attacking Mr Bates...

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    Advice to Management

    Bezos you bought the Washington Post and hired Jay Carney to be your PR head. There is nothing I can write here that you would deign listen to, because you are a hack. You must be mad that Expedia beat you to the punch and hired Chelsea Clinton to serve on their board of directors. For those grasping Weasels that have squirmed and back stabbed your way to success, you know who you are. You won't care what is written...

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    Amazon2017-03-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, hard work, good balance w/ boundaries"

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    Current Employee - Systems Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good pay Huge tech stack Opportunity all over the place for anything and everything

    Cons

    Hard work Preasure can get to you without proper boundaries Bad managers can be successful

    Advice to Management

    Weed out bad managers faster! Don't wait for them to derail and destroy multiple ICs before you realize the mistake.

    Amazon2019-05-13
  4. "Warehouse Position"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility of schedule, great coworkers

    Cons

    hard work, tedious, sometimes boring

    Amazon2019-05-12
  5. "Hard work"

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    Former Employee - Picker in Tracy, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay Environment Lunchroom was very nice and clean Air conditioned Clean

    Cons

    Very hard work loud work environment

    Advice to Management

    longer breaks

    Amazon2019-05-07
  6. "Great companyfor hard workers"

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    Current Employee - Teir I in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you work hard and eager to learn and ask questions a good chance to move up in the company

    Cons

    Not everyone is motivated and teir 1 is hard work

    Advice to Management

    More rewards to hard working employees

    Amazon2019-05-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manage a department inside a fullfillment center"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager 

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    4 days on 3 days off Meet some very smart people

    Cons

    4 days of hard work, sleep, the repeat Meet some people who shouldn't be allowed to reproduce

    Advice to Management

    Treat your AMs how you would want your AMs to treat their AAs

    Amazon2019-05-07
  8. "A great place for those willing to work hard and grow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - big stretch and growth potential, especially if willing to be mobile - leadership principles establish strong culture that permeates almost everything - culture of innovation, doers, "owners" and self-starters

    Cons

    - sometimes there are inconsistencies in demonstration of core principles in different teams/under different managers - culture favors long/hard work vs. smart work - HR has a a lot of churn, which creates downstream issues for managers and employees

    Advice to Management

    - stronger/more consistent HR leadership with less top-down approach - ensure risk taking across all teams/orgs (sometimes it seems more like lip service)

    Amazon2019-04-11
  9. "Good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Amazon

      Pros

      Paid time off . Paid vacation

      Cons

      Hard work, freezers, mandatory extra time

      Advice to Management

      Keep going

      Amazon2019-04-02
    • "Nice"

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      Former Employee - Senior Manager Analytics in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Smart Peeps, Great Company, Good Product

      Cons

      Hard Work, Not Much Perks

      Amazon2019-04-02
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