Q: What is it like working at Amazon.com Inc?
Financial Analyst in Seattle:
"Fast-paced churn and burn culture."
Pros: Learn a ton as a finance analyst. Be prepared to get your hands dirty with SQL and other "business analyst" type responsibilities. Have a crazy amount of ownership. (Almost) everyone you work with is smart.
Cons: It's impressive if you make it past a year as a finance analyst at Amazon. Most people that make it past a year at the company move on to roles outside of finance. Management can totally make or break the job. Be prepared to work 50-60 hours regularly in the "slow season" and 70 hours when things pick up. Compensation is tied up in RSUs so there's a good chance you'll be underpaid seeing as most people never see their stocks vest due to the high turnover rate. People really do cry at their desks. Unrelenting stress and deadlines.
Warehouse Associate in Swedesboro:
They provide us with Dental and Vision coverage but the coverage doesn't actually cover anything of significant value. They provide tuition reimbursement after you've been an associate for one year but they only cover a select few of classes. The reimbursement is also a miniscule amount. Beyond these things, they offer no benefits.
Software Engineer in Seattle:
Pros: Contrary to most other things I hear about this place, the workload has been very manageable, and I like that our team dictates our development schedule and practices without much enforced from the higher-ups.
Cons: Promotion process is highly bureaucratic, and it can take a significant amount of time for positive feelings from peers and management to tranform into promotions and raises.
Warehouse Associate in Seymour:
"Good place not enough pay."
Pros: Days off you control so you can leave if you have time or you can take a day off.
Cons: Pay bad and the people hired are anyone and everyone so it's scary at times.
Warehouse Lead in Richmond:
Pros: Room to advance, Fast-paced competitive workplace. Other people also driven by success.
Cons: Hot in the warehouse, long hours and peak parking.
Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Puyallup:
"Love the culture, love the customers."
Pros: I have to say 99% of all of it. I work from home and speak to a lot of customers around the world. Amazon is a fun place to work, we telecommute and that makes for a great opportunity to be less stressful on me. PTO is limited but flexible.
Cons: Sometimes you may need to work holidays but can be rare.
Warehouse Associate in Indianapolis:
Pros: I like that I understand what is expected from me everyday at work. Nothing changes from one day to the next. They give you a decent amount of time off, but it is difficult not to use it at once, because it is given to you during the front half of the year.
Cons: The repetitive daily motions of the job can be exhausting, and the work is physically challenging on the back, and feet. Lots of lifting, twisting, bending and walking depending on which department you are placed in.
Program Project Manager in Seattle:
Pros: The culture is great and I have several opportunities to work with different teams.
Cons: Promotions are difficult and yearly pay increases are not very significant.
Warehouse Worker in Redlands:
Cons: Bad communication over worked ridiculous expectations.
Sr. Program Manager, Software Applications in Seattle:
"Scrappy is the word."
Pros: If I can figure out something that will work and get buy in from the other teams affected to get it done, I can do it.
Cons: The average tenure is so low everyone is still learning all the time.