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Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
3,521 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its ok not much exciting

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Company is doing good financially however sometimes it gets too overwhelming

    Cons

    Not the best place to work if you want to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    American sweat shop with decent pay depending what state you're in.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  North Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in North Las Vegas, NV (US)

    Pros

    Decent pay and bennies for no brainer work. Good exercise.

    Cons

    Resisting urge to burn the place down can be tough. Total lack of respect for employees by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like humans not robots and you will see how much better performance you will get out of happy employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Think "Investment Banking" or "Management Consulting", boiler room style - not "Retail" or "CPG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced, high pressure work environment with loose definition leads to lots of opportunity to define yourself and make a big impact.

    Cons

    Very little focus on developing people or teams. It's kill or be killed. Mid/Upper management doesn't really have a handle on how to manage people in a positive way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at normalizing culture between teams and find some way to actually develop people instead of just pitting them at each other and against unattainable goals to see who survives.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work. Has an awesome work culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai (India)

    Pros

    Great work culture, no ego problems

    Cons

    Promotions and appraisals are very stingy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a job.

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Middletown, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Middletown, DE (US)

    Pros

    The benefits are good. It's an okay place to work. Everyone seems pretty friendly. We get little perks here and there.

    Cons

    the pay could be better. For the amount of work the expect you to do, we don't make enough. The cap stops at $15/hr, if your there long enough. Promotion is based on how much management likes you. They say you have a voice but they don't listen to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it was the worst idea to penalize workers for using UPT. We should be given some leeway, like not penalizing us for using it the first time for the month. I think Amazon is being a little harsh on those who actually NEED to use that time vs those who don't. It doesn't make sense.Where is all the excess money that the people who aren't receiving it going?

    On another note, I think small raises should come with learning a new skill. Especially for ambassadors, I'm positive they're saving you bundles by not having to hire others to specifically train. I feel as if we do so much, and financially receive the minimum.

    I also believe advancement opportunities should reflect an associates work ethic and behavior, not because they schmooze with management. I think higher management should be more involved in hiring processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Get your compensation coming in the door!

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Chester, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Technician in Chester, VA (US)

    Pros

    They offer training. The job isn't difficult if you are skilled

    Cons

    Management is poorly skilled and trained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Operations Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High growth potential and leaders that generally care.

    Cons

    No work life balance and leaders that generally care.

  9.  

    Amazon warehouse shuffle

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Plainfield, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Plainfield, IN (US)

    Pros

    Entry level forklift experience. This is a good way to get into the warehouse field. Easy to transfer between departments to get more experience.

    Cons

    There is a rate and off task timer. The turn around rate is very high. Very little of rotating positions. Very light on training. Sink or swim atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    All work and no play makes you an ideal amazon guy/girl

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    leadership, ownership, visibility and great people

    Cons

    all work no fun, too much work, no family life if want to succeed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My first international company

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

    freedom of holidays
    good dev fundations

    Cons

    benefits in china cannot be compared with local companies, too low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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