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"Working for Amazon"

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Smart people
Great leadership
Cutting edge technology opportunities

Cons

Work life balance
Churn of workforce

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, okay employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is the big gorilla in retail and clearly knows what it's doing. This is a hugely successful company, and it's already great to work someplace that is growing and doing new things all the time.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and rigidity. Casual dress code, but otherwise quite corporate.
    A large portion of compensation comes in stock, which is great but locks you in (because of the 4-year vest).
    And you need to be in Seattle to succeed in the long-term (a warning for non-Seattle employees).


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Work you like the hamster you are with little pay."

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    Former Employee - Picker in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Picker in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work for a big company.
    You get to see what they carry everyday.
    Onsite medic with medication.

    Cons

    You are always on your feet. ALWAYS.
    You never have time to do anything outside work.
    Pay you little to where you can't afford a good place to live outside the ghetto.
    You will always see people being escorted out for either stealing or not moving fast enough. I REALLY MEAN THIS. Everyday.
    They don't care if your feet hurt. You either get up and get moving or you're fired.
    They have ZERO tolerance for talking while you work. You need to be moving and working not talking.
    You always feel like a robot instead of a human.
    You have to ALWAYS bring you own LUNCH OR DINNER. NO DINERS OR CAFE ON SITE.

    Advice to Management

    I'm glad the CEO offer $5,000 to the employees that don't want to work for you guys. Amazon. If you are willing to put the product before the employee then you might as well close down shop because a whole lot of people are going to quit.


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