1. "Amazon and Innovation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon

    Pros

    Amazon has a strong bias for innovation and out-of-the-box thinking, and tends to ignore title/position -- anyone can invent. They have a "Just Do It" award that is given to people every quarter for stepping outside of their job and creating an innovative solution to a problem, which exemplifies this bias. Amazon has a strong commitment to these innovative ideas, and doesn't have the "sink or swim in 9 months" mindset that many other companies have. Amazon sticks to an idea to see it through. Amazon offers a reasonably balanced work environment, and expects you to have a family and friends outside of work. You work hard, but you can also have a life outside of work.

    Cons

    If you're looking for just 40 hours a week, Amazon is the wrong place. Realistic hours for a technical position are 50+ per week. Q4 is a special time of year, so if you like taking the month of December off work, Amazon isn't somewhere you should look.

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  1. "Warehouse associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, self driven, independent, shift

    Cons

    There are no cons in amazon

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    "You Get What You Put In"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    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

    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 from management, this company isn't for you.

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