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Updated 23 October, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2447 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 508 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn, grow, and make a global impact for our customers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Amazon continuously improve to be more customer obsessed each day. Data and metrics are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure we're focusing on the right things. Better yet, in Fulfillment Technologies, the impact of the work directly affects how packages get delivered to our retail customers. If you want to solve complex problems optimized for world wide scale then this is the place to work.

    Cons

    Amazon is not for everyone. If you don't want to be challenged, don't want to grow and learn, or afraid of owning software that's used 24/7 and requires high availability and resiliency, then this isn't the place you want to work at. There's no QA or production support to throw your work over the fence, so you eat your own dog food. The better you build your software the more enjoyable your work life will be.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear vision and frequent communication on what's important to senior leadership. Clean up ownership of software that's been inherited over the past years to increase speed of innovation. Continue to review tech survey results (voice of the SDEs) to implement improvements for software teams.


  2. "Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing smart people who are focused on delivering a great experience for our clients and customers. Strong leaders with inspiring vision on direction of the business. It's great to be a company that truly lives by it's Leadership Principles on a daily basis as opposed to others where these are just used to hire and evaluate once a year.

    Cons

    Single threaded org structure can sometimes result in duplicate or conflicting priorities across teams that need to collaborate.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities/incentives for people to better understand other sides of the business.

  3. "My Job at Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Milton, ON
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Milton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff very well organized, the break rooms are always a dope thing.

    Cons

    It's amazon, they treat you like slaves

    Advice to Management

    Frick off will ya?


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance, environment is precious

    Cons

    Salary is not good for me


  5. "area manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    benefits and balance life internal transfer opportunities.

    Cons

    long hours, 10-12 hour standing and walking


  6. Helpful (1)

    "warehouse 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits and balance life internal transfer opportunities.

    Cons

    long hours, 10-12 hour standing and walking.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Bad payment they should pay more

  8. "Amazon TRMS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent growth opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    There are no downsides of working at Amazon


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership principles brought to life"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon's Leadership principles are how Amazonians live and breathe everyday -- this gives all Amazon employees a common framework to work against, challenge each other against, and use to drive innovation at scale. I've found Amazon's ability to grant autonomy for its employees to act as owners, collaborating quickly and across teams to make decisions on behalf of its customers an incredibly rewarding and mentally challenging (in a good way) place to work. In particular I've really appreciated the speed at which my role at Amazon has evolved -- I began working on one specific business, within 6 months I was working on launches in new countries, and within 12 months that had continued to expand such that I was leading global strategy and rollout

    Cons

    Like all large companies, Amazon will take some getting used to in terms of internal complexity.


  10. "kudos"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent management and confidence to do your work

    Cons

    very fast paced environment for newbies


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