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Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 590 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot from each of your team members as they are equally bright & capable" (in 542 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be hard to build work life balance" (in 2557 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Very satisfied. Talented people and good company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment where you develop your skills.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment where you have to meet your deadlines.


  2. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    The people are great friends

    Cons

    Hours can get long but worth it

  3. "Best company ever"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Very good environment and career plan

    Cons

    There are basically no cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  4. "Raising the Bar"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Innovation
    Flexibility & Work/Life Balance
    Talented colleagues
    Fast Career Growth
    Compensations

    Cons

    Under-staffed and highly competitive internally (typical US company)
    Politics


  5. "Cloud Support Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly Technical and Stress free environment

    Cons

    No extra facilities
    Not much raise


  6. "Real Best Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    The work culture is amazing and different from traditional organizations across the globe. You will feel really empowered and your growth is directly proportional to your efforts and hence a real competitive work environment. Every day is Day One and I didn't believe it before joining, you have a ocean full of technologies to explore, learn and work on. I worked with Microsoft too and felt it as just another company.

    Cons

    Really competitive environment so a little peer pressure to be handled.

    Advice to Management

    Remove Frugality ;-) :D


  7. "Network Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A magnificent and unique place to work with huge potential of career growth and learning materials. You can move from every position inside the org if you really want to without any fragmentation. The key to success is willingness and methodical work.

    Cons

    Couldn't identify any worth mentioning negative aspect so far.

  8. "The HR / Recruiter is really trying to help you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Systems Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I faced the most organized HR / Recruiting team here. Their schedule was followed impeccably for the hiring event I got hired.

    I liked the working environment despite not having so many perks as the other tech giants. In my case, it was paying better though :-), so I don't miss the perks

    Cons

    You'll work with a lot of software made by amazon, only for amazon. So you'll need to learn a lot of things and live with its shortcomings. The tools are always evolving but you don't have many options besides them.


  9. "Really depends on team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge amounts of autonomy and self-determination in some teams, as well as large opportunities to do new things or work on cool stuff.

    Cons

    It's a massive company, so sometimes bureaucracy/politics is a pain, and too many people forget that not everyone works in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the non-skilled workers better; be more open regarding compensation.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Network Development Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Network Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent balance between life and work culture. Offers a fair salary/benefit/stocks package. For the very first time I'm working for a company which has employee recognition on its DNA, and have opportunities for career progression without necessarily going to a way of management level.

    Cons

    Perhaps the company could provide support for gym or at least encourage the practice of any other sports / healthy habits before / after office hours. Indeed, this is not a 'cons', just a suggestion which potentially could impact employee's way of life (and as a side effect keep improving company's productivity). Other than that, I have not had any bad experience so far and I hope things continue running smoothly.