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Updated 17 January, 2018
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Pros
  • Learn a lot and good work office (in 445 reviews)

  • I feel empowered working at Amazon and I have a great work life balance (in 382 reviews)

Cons
  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2077 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy warm welcoming fruitful cheering

    Cons

    low salary dentists harsh kidding


  2. "Software Development"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing working culture. Top notch people.

    Cons

    Everyone is a geek, social interactions are at low.


  3. "Not sure"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work good environment

    Cons

    Manager doesn’t communicate well with associate

    Advice to Management

    Always communicate with associates


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  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Packer in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Packer in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for everyone who want to take success in life ...improve skills as well as enhance knowledge about everything

    Cons

    I think , there are some of problems to understand things also suffer from over load work with team members

    Advice to Management

    You have to need take some steps for team members which you will divide teams in different compart to provide best services to your clients


  6. "Great place to work"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible work hours, tons of responsibility and opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Can be lots of OE overhead and maintenance work. On-call schedule can be a bit much.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of the newer engineers especially expect to do nothing but software development as they are just out of school, and are surprised at the amount of maintenance work required. Balancing growth opportunities with business needs, and communicating that effectively to employees, should be a priority.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "It is okay."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Smart coworkers
    Company truly cares about its customer

    Cons

    Poor work life balance .
    24/7 on call policy.
    Management prefer status-quo, rather than improve process.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you also spend effort taking care your employees. Most of my co-workers do not think Amazon is a place for long term career.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Packer"

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

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

    Pros

    Best company I ever work in my life.

    Cons

    Give everything you got to meet their standards.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "SDE II"

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    Current Employee - SDEII in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - SDEII in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great environment
    - Good pay
    - Relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere
    - Challenging environment
    - Great opportunity to achieve your professional goals, you will be listened on what you expect of it.
    - Amazing chance to learn and take courses
    - Great for relocation and traveling within the company

    Cons

    - Sometimes the environment is slow
    - Bureaucracy is usually there for chain-of-command situations, but that is to be expected in a company this huge
    - SDEs get to write a lot of documents and not that much of coding as you would expect (this is not a con for me particularly but I think it may be useful for some other dev).
    - Most of the tools are internal and wont be helpful if you have to move from job.
    - Oncall rotation for every SDE

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing, but try to not lose sight


  10. "Still lots to learn"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Milton, ON
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Milton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot's to learn, occasional discounts, great team

    Cons

    Silly stowing checkups very frustrating and so ugh.

    Advice to Management

    Trust more those nearing 3 months employment, rather than assuming negativity.


  11. "5 reasons -to work for Amazon"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1- No place for stagnation
    2- No one will stop you from trying a new idea
    3-No one will pick on you for trying a new idea
    4- work/life balance
    5- Its fun place to be at

    Cons

    Cant really think of anything that will make me think of leaving Amazon


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