Working For Amazon

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5 reviews so far

"Disorganized"
posted April, 2012

COMPANY RATING

2
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POSITION

Area Manager

WORK DATES

- Present

LOCATION

Chattanooga, TN

SALARY RATING

5
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

Working at Amazon:

I'm still Amazon for the paycheck not for the nonexistent career development, work-life balance, or enjoyable work environment. I have limited time to develop those I manager. This is simply not a fun position.

Amazon Salary and Benefits:

Compensation including benefits are high. Six figure salary but extremely long hours.


"Overworked"
posted January, 2012

COMPANY RATING

2
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POSITION

Program Manager

WORK DATES

-

LOCATION

Seattle, WA

SALARY RATING

2
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

high-pressure

Working at Amazon:

Pros: Looks great on resume.

Cons: Zero work life balance poor and communication between departments. You simply aren't given enough time for proper deployments.

Amazon Salary and Benefits:

Signing bonus was good but the pay is okay - not really competitive.


"Great place to learn just don't stay too long"
posted January, 2012

COMPANY RATING

2
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POSITION

Product Manager

WORK DATES

-

LOCATION

Seattle, WA

SALARY RATING

3
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

cut-throat, fast-paced, high-pressure

Working at Amazon:

Smart people and collaborative but you will not be appreciated. Nothing is ever good enough. Competitive compensation @ $125k.


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posted January, 2012

COMPANY RATING

3
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POSITION

Software Engineer

WORK DATES

-

LOCATION

Seattle, WA

SALARY RATING

3
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

fast-paced, high-pressure

Working at Amazon:

Very smart people and amazon looks great on the resume but you will absolutely be worked to death. Be okay with that coming in if you decide to work for Amazon.

Amazon Salary and Benefits:

Compensation okay - not terrible and not great. 98K after bonus.


"You burn out quickly but it's a great resume builder"
posted February, 2008

COMPANY RATING

3
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POSITION

Management

WORK DATES

Jul, 2003 - Oct, 2005

LOCATION

Seattle, WA

SALARY RATING

2
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WORK ENVIRONMENT

entrepreneurial, fast-paced, high-pressure

Working at Amazon:

You work very long hours at Amazon and there is a certain intensity you must have. Amazon seems like they are always searching for great outside talent. They are always trying to bring someone better. This means that there is limited opportunity for promotion. The dress is casual but the culture is not. People burn out of Amazon at high rates but you do get to put an established internet company on your resume which looks great. This is the reason I gave Amazon three stars. It would be lower otherwise. Diversity could be improved.

Amazon Salary and Benefits:

The benefits are good but salary is low. They make up for this by giving stock but it takes a long time to become vested and if you leave early you lose out. I recommend negotiating the highest base salary you can.