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Updated 14 December, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2517 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 523 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "warehouse associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits and balance life internal transfer opportunities.

    Cons

    long hours, 10-12 hour standing and walking.


  2. "Fulltime"

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    Current Employee - Outbound Picking in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Outbound Picking in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Offers of Great Opportunity and good Benefits

    Cons

    Work is competing process sa me employee don’t give way

    Advice to Management

    Don’t put the work in Rating system

  3. "AWS Enterprise Sales Intern"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - amazing environment and culture amazon truly believes in striving to ensure customer satisfaction and does not only believe in it they live it.
    - great place to start a career
    - great management and staff

    Cons

    -longer hours
    -hard separation between work and home balance


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon sde2"

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    Current Employee - SDE2 in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - SDE2 in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock historically has performed well

    Cons

    * getting promoted is a frustrating experience
    * Career growth is a priority, but some teams have very few opportunities
    * Some teams oncall is a dumpster fire

    Advice to Management

    * invest into operations, help shift on call load to devops teams
    * Prioritize assignments based on growth opportunities for developers


  5. "Very busy, Hard working, demanding"

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    Current Employee - Ex Employee in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Ex Employee in Brampton, ON

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

    Pros

    Can be flexible regarding you to taking holiday and time off

    Cons

    It is full of favoritism, no equal opportunities exist, no respect at the work place, you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Not going to listen you.


  6. "Life @ Amazon fulfillment Canada"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    - very analytical
    - cutting edge technology
    - best place to learn operations and supply chain
    - very quick decision making
    - good brand

    Cons

    - no work life balance
    - very little time for anything, there is a constant feeling of not being able to complete your work
    - almost everyone feels overwhelmed it is accepted as the norm by leaders at all level.
    - toxic work environment disguised as the 'callout' culture - an excuse for people to blame each other for what happened.
    - emotionally and mentally exhausting work
    - HR is very admin and transactional more of a time and attendance office than HR


  7. "Catalog Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful work culture for fresher

    Cons

    I don't see any cons

  8. "Awesome place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applied Scientist in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Applied Scientist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're leaning so much about state-of-the-art modern retail system and software development process.

    Cons

    There are so many things to learn, but this can be a good thing at the same time!


  9. "Customer Centric To a T"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Customer First mentality - Frugal on ourselves to invest in what our customers would want instead
    Stock based compensation truly reflects a business owner mentality
    Everybody is generally friendly and wants to succeed as a business

    Cons

    Staying motivated takes work
    Frugality will lead to a different working experience vs. other companies


  10. "so far its great working in amazon colleagues are very friendly and managers are helpful."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    pays great and benefits

    Cons

    wish they could allow us to wear confortable shoes since we used a lot of standing and walking.

    Advice to Management

    please be more approachable and helpful.