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Updated 26 March, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot of things and good working environment (in 327 reviews)

  • There are a lot of smart people in aws (in 737 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not easy here (in 1452 reviews)

  • No work life balance around the holidays (in 313 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Amazon we are given the opportunity to own the part of the business we are responsible for and drive it forward in the manner in which we think will drive the best results. You work with amazing people and focus on the biggest challenges in the industry with global scope.

    Cons

    Leadership is hit and miss with some amazing leaders scattered across the company, and an number of poor leaders in key positions. The great part is, however, that Amazon is huge and movement is encouraged, so you can shop around for the great leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leadership training to drive consistency across the organization and ensure those that are promoted from within are not dependent on potentially bad leaders to become successful leaders.


  2. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits,very systematic working,everything is well defined,pay is good,chance to learn a lot of things,good for a starter,lots of voluntary overtime

    Cons

    work is monotonous and tiring,very repetitive,long working hours,sometimes a lot of mandatory overtimes,no time for family,the work that can be done while sitting should not be done while standing

    Advice to Management

    introduce 8 hours shift,rest managers are good and cooperative,nothing in particular.
    please introduce more sitting jobs,it will be goof for health of employees


  3. "Great Learning Environment"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that encourages you to learn as much as you can and supports development. Lots of great people working together as a team and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Not too many cons fortunately. Amazon is still pretty new to Canada so they are still going through a lot of trial and error to see what works best for the business operations. They operate very lean, which sometimes means they do not have enough staff in place for the task at hand creating long hours and heavier workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger focus on acknowledging staff efforts to give better gage on how you are doing in your role. There is a high turnover in staff due to the pace, creating staff engagement opportunities to get to know colleagues would create better team collaboration


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good team, interesting project, nice ppl"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people who have passions to work.
    Interesting project that is inspiring.
    You can also receive high salaries, the same as other high tech companies.
    Seattle is also a good city

    Cons

    Long working hours. My mentor arrives the office at 8am, and usually leaves after 6pm. Most of the ppl working in this style. They are not complaining about it, at least not in public.
    Bonus is so little. No food. Only coffee.
    Supports between different teams are also limited. Each team is basically building their own tools.

    Advice to Management

    More life working balance. More team cooperation. Really value your employees. More team building activities. And more freedom in choosing projects!


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Delta, BC
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Delta, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are motivated to work hard and meet the standards that are required of you then the Company and job are great. No lazy unmotivated people need apply.

    Cons

    rate increase subject to change after 75% of employees are meeting rate. Work hard then rate goes up and you have to work SUPER hard to keep rate at 100%

    Advice to Management

    MY experience has been positive with management They are real and approachable, during Peak season they even work at picking and stowing to help out the team!


  7. "quick review"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High level of freedom in making decisions about the software on team level.
    Access to a lot of different resources if it's justified.

    Cons

    Work life balance: All you get is as much as you fight for. Plus you might end up with a lot of on-call load and thus weekend (or middle of night) work on small teams.
    While officially requiring to be upfront with problems, and think critically, in reality managers can get away with anything as long as they deliver on their goals. You better keep this in mind when dealing with them.


  8. "The fastest we do the best we get"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate Picker in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate Picker in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work and the opportunity to learn in fast paced environment. I like the way Amazon fulfill the target in time to satisfy their millions of customers

    Cons

    Long time hours and sometimes it feels the managers do not listen to you and only target upon their tasks

    Advice to Management

    Switch the shifts


  9. "Fullfilment Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great Managers , awesome people , good benefits

    Cons

    Needs more rotation on tasks and more training.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing company :)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and managers, Training is far more in depth than regular companies and there are ALWAYS opportunities to better yourself.

    Cons

    Mandatory Overtime is never fun, but that's really the only con.

    Advice to Management

    None really, I think my management at my fulfillment center does pretty damn good considering all the obstacles and challenges they've faced in the last two years.


  11. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great summer job to gain money

    Cons

    there are no cons at amazon

    Advice to Management

    give more compensation to employees



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