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Quidsi Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits,lots of free food, amazing cl workers, fun environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Good pay (if you are lucky enough to get Amazon stock) (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is nonexistent if you want to do your job well (as is expected by your boss) (in 6 reviews)

  • Customer Care is expected to fix everything under the false pretense of "helping" other teams (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great place to learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, a lot of visibility, chance to work across many roles and functions. You will learn a ton here if you are motivated and ambitious.

    Cons

    This is not the place for people who just want to coast or need coddling. You will need to learn your business and take ownership very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the culture and employee satisfaction. Even the little things count.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent employer and place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Quidsi (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people and great customer service. An environment where you are surrounded by smart, dedicated and passionate people who are customer focused. People work hard but there is a strong sense of fun. The senior executive team shows its appreciation in multiple ways. I was amazed at the number of negative comments posted since it is one of the best companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    If you are working on a launch of a new business it can be very demanding in terms of hours as you ramp up.

    Advice to Management

    As part of a larger organization, amazon, and as they grow larger you hope they do not lose their culture. Besides having great people, what makes quidsi fun is the lack of bureaucracy, autonomy it gives it's people and it's willingness to take risks.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Refreshing & Unique"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scope of Role/Empowered to Innovate
    Smart & Kind Workforce
    Cool Office/Quarter Vending (Donated to Charity)
    Amazon stability while still possessing unique culture/principles

    Cons

    Lots of Change/Opportunity to Give Consistent Messaging

    Advice to Management

    Focus Groups in addition to Employee Insight Survey


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture...the kindest people you will ever work with!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    exciting, vibrant environment
    very open to new ideas - they want people to come up with new ideas and see them through to fruition
    smart people who work hard and play hard
    kind, caring people are the norm
    awesome benefits - happy hours, lunches, tons of events, activities, charity work.....
    fast paced, constantly changing - upgrading

    Cons

    lots of change make work-life a little unpredictable, but still exciting
    long hours

    Advice to Management

    keep that entrepreneurial spirit! Quidsi is an incredible place, with incredible people. Let them shine...


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Tremendous place to show your skills. Perfect setting to get your feet wet if you're starting your career in management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in McCarran, NV
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in McCarran, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not micro-managed. Given the tools to excel.

    Cons

    Can't blame the company for much, they're fairly new, trial and error.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going. Didn't get to be number one for no reason.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "customer service rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work for.

    Cons

    interview is a long process


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you like challenge and innovation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get access to Amazon retail technologies and resources. Force you to think big. Have benefit of working for a big company and yet enjoying some startup culture. Tough hiring process means you have bright, tenanted colleagues to work with. And you have a tons of good knowledge and experience to acquire that will benefit you career development in long run.

    Cons

    Company is going through some management and system transition. Which can translate to the need for everyone to rethink about what they have been doing everyday and think differently. This can be challenging, which can be a problem for someone but others like me may enjoy it to certain extend.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the startup culture, keep innovating, don't be afraid to try new ideas and embrace the controlled failure, be best teacher..

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience for SDEs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young teams. Lot of opportunities and responsibilities as a SDE. A great launchpad into Amazon's development procedures and tools. Diverse associates bring variety and vast experience into the team. Great work/life balance. Perfect blend of a startup culture + Amazon policies. Amazing view of NYC. Lot of fun activities(Beer Thursdays, Bagel Fridays, Waffle Wednesdays, Group lunch Tuesdays, lot of other fun activities are organized.)

    Cons

    Lot of interactions between different teams can be challenging. But it is a great opportunity for improving skills and shouldering responsibility. The company is going through a transition/migration phase.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep up the startup culture. Don't be weighed down by Amazon.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience and a fantastic family like atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Management that allow great ideas to be showcased. A dynamic group of co workers. There is room to grow for those who are hungry for success and have a desire to do better. If you are a type A personality, you will have a tremendous career in Quidsi.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a fun environment. Listen to your employees and treat everyone equally. This company does an amazing job of hiring bright individuals who can be utilized to take the company to new heights. Marc and Vinny created a great company and it is up to you to ensure that the Quidsi legacy lives on.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Difficult to find fault ..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with Quidsi for over 3 years and feel no reason to look for another job since I am constantly challenged. I have been able to work on multiple projects across the company interacting with some of the smartest, kindest, open minded and driven professionals on projects beyond the scope of my function. Quidsi’s philosophy on performance evaluation is so fair, giving you the chance to create your own goals and ask for feedback on them from those that you believe can best comment and assess your abilities. Your voice is also heard with the anytime feedback in place should you want to comment on anyone within the organization at any level. It is so refreshing to see the changes since Amazon’s acquisition with the implementation of better systems, best practices, and focus on continuous improvement while at the same time a conscientiousness on the preservation of Quidsi culture. There has been just slight adjustments to the principles promoted to account for maturation and business focus. The company fosters learning and development through training, promotion cycles , and transfers internally within the greater Amazon network. They also recently renovated the office space accommodating additional conference rooms, huddle areas, and the infamous stacked kitchens overlooking the beautiful views of NYC giving me even more comfort of Amazon’s commitment to Quidsi’s future.

    Cons

    While I have seen some cost cutting controls in place, I believe it is in the best interest of responsible sustainability. Amazingly though, it hasn't watered down the fun, celebratory culture.


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