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Great seasonal opporunity

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Former Employee - Warehouse Associate (Packing)  in  San Bernardino, CA (US)
Former Employee - Warehouse Associate (Packing) in San Bernardino, CA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com part-time for less than a year

Pros

(Reviewed as SMX Temp, from Nov-Jan)
Good starting pay, lots of hours during peak.
Lots of focus on safety and quality.

Cons

11 hour days during peak, could have had more breaks.
30 minute lunch is quite rushed.
Odd shifts, mine was Sun-Thurs.
Horrible, repetitive music.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please no music, or if music, require it to be changed every hour or so. Hip hop all day long was quite annoying. 11 hour shifts should have longer breaks or at least a longer 45 min lunch.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company culture, pretty good pay and benefits, chance of poor work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone at Amazon is smart and fun to work with and do not subscribe to the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) that plagues software so big ideas can be followed through on. Compensation is generous with a salary, signing bonus, and restricted stock units. Hard work seems to rewarded with promotions and stock options, I have not been at the company long enough to have had my own experience with this.

    Cons

    Different teams at Amazon have wildly different experiences, which range from poor to awesome. Some teams have operational issues that basically turn their SDE's into highly paid support engineers that grinds software development to a halt and destroys work life balance due to every SDE having occasional 24-hour "on-call" duties. This is not the case on my current team, but definitely a risk for anyone taking a job at Amazon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire support engineers. SDE's maintaining their own software to promote quality sounds like a good idea, except employee turnover and role changing is high enough that most of the bad software teams are supporting was created by someone else.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company if you want to make hostoy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - Gives opportunity to experiment
    - Continuous operations team makes you to think the improvement every minute.
    -Promotions by large are driven by your direct contribution
    - entire company runs wit 14 amazon principle,

    Cons

    - some time you feel pressured as there is raising the bar for everything you do.
    - Team independently works as different company. so some time bonding is missing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Share some inside information about Amazon alt least with company. Like product road map etc.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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