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Updated 24 September, 2017
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  1. "Unique experience, but not nirvana"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Builder culture
    Little corporate BS for a big company
    Meaningful leadership principals
    New strength-based performance assessment

    Cons

    Not a compassionate culture
    Employees/managers made to think about career growth non-stop
    Values solo heros over team builders
    Weak eng project management
    Maintenance burden starting to weigh down

    Advice to Management

    Add charity co-pay to encourage compassion
    Teach project planning aside of re-Invent -- deadline should matter
    Add SRE roles to reduce burden on engineers for rudimentary infra support


  2. "Awesome company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Customer obsession
    - Entrepreneurial - still Day 1 (feel like you're working in a start-up but have the support of a large org)
    - Lots of opportunities to move around (for positions, countries, etc.)
    - Competitive salary and outstanding stock growth
    - Innovative company; not afraid to try new things or fail

    Cons

    - Growth is crazy so there are always new people onboarding (which is good and bad); wish there was more stability with teammates
    - If you're in a corporate location outside of Seattle, the upwards career trajectory is not always easy because of the limited positions beyond level 6.

    Advice to Management

    Open HQ2 in Toronto!!


  3. "Software development engineer in Vancouver"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of options, all technologies, all areas of engineering, great compensation, little stress, top performing company.

    Cons

    Takes time to learn internal tools and domain. It also takes longer to find the right team for you.


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  5. "Software Development Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Engineers are very smart to work with.

    Cons

    If you worked for a start-up like company before, you probably need sometime to get used to the lengthy process in software development.


  6. "Shipping"

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    Current Employee - Website Production Support in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Website Production Support in Edmonton, AB
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like work with people thru computer

    Cons

    Yup not work various shift just work daytime. No weekend

    Advice to Management

    Work with manager to cooperate with any products
    Get creative products


  7. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    The most fantastic company in the world

    Cons

    High requests for entry the company


  8. "Workplace"

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

    Pros

    Full time associates has good benefits

    Cons

    The management is giving a very high productivity rate like we are a robot.

    Advice to Management

    To be more considerate to the employees.


  9. "Labourer"

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    Former Employee - General Labour in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - General Labour in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fixed hours
    Plenty of overtime in peak months
    Friendly staff
    good benefits

    Cons

    lots of walking, be prepared to get blisters in your first few months.
    It gets better.


  10. "FC Associate"

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    Current Employee - FC Associate in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open minded company where you can grow fast

    Cons

    Very flexible and opportunities are knocking the door just you need to act on the call.


  11. "Safety Specialist"

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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

    Very dynamic and fast changing work environment. Lots of people with different backgrounds and experiences to work with, and most people are willing to help.

    Cons

    It can get really busy at certain times of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Share information for changes instead of leaving it as a surprise.


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