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Amazing company to grow as an IT professional. Started here with no IT background and in less than a year I learnt so much about Networking and Data centers from the countless amazing colleagues who will stop at nothing to teach you as much you want to learn
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Great place to work for advancement

When working at Amazon, you have the opportunity to climb the company ladder pretty simply. I worked there for almost a year which would have allowed me advancement opportunities. Everyone I worked with was respectful and wanted me to succeed.

Pros

Advancement, Special Promotions

Cons

Can be boring at times
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Horrible management

I worked there for almost a year and got fired because my manager changed so much rules and shifts pick that many people got fired for no reason. Horrible benefits, horrible management, horrible HR management. And people that work there longer will treat you like you are just a kid that have no meaning,people also try the most to make you lose your job, so they can get the promotions and control the manager. If you are looking for a job that'll give a future, DONT WORK FOR AMAZON.

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Payment

Cons

Benefits, managment
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Many employee opportunities

Many opportunities for employees to advance or move. Good benefits and pay for job roles. Arbitrary lengths of time between promotions discourages advancement from lower levels. Many entry level FC jobs (receive, stow, pick, pack) are dull.

Pros

Excellent compensation

Cons

Arbitrary time between promotions, Some FA1 positions dull
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Not a good Place to work

Not a good place to work. A flawed culture that puts the bottom line over the mental well being of it's employees. Raises are non existent and the management utilizes subterfuge to ensure the bottom line stays low.

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Short breaks, Healthcare, Pay structure
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Generic experience one would have here

At the beginning of each shift, we started with a turnover meeting. Depending on how your zone did these and who was turning over to you determined its either high value or redundancy of the meeting. The culture is great once you're in. My troubleshooting skills have become top notch thanks to great field leads and our team's chemistry. Each team and zone lead runs things differently and independent to the team yet cohesive to the zone. They have some amazing managers; I was lucky to be with some of them and have them push me thoroughly. Where some other leads are incredibly non-motivated it was confusing why they were managers at all, or it was a lead role they were pushed to.

Pros

Great to take troubleshooting skills to an advanced level

Cons

not many techs stay in amazon over 4 years, it's known and is used as an individual benchmark
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Don’t get hurt

If you ever get hurt at amazon you can guarantee them giving you the run around. By the time you talk to anyone from this country you are given the run around. Just go see your doctor because you will be offered Tylenol. You are almost guaranteed to not get your break on most days.

Pros

Great pay and you can get free food sometimes.

Cons

No breaks
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AWS Data Center Security Manager

Amazon Web Services is a fast pace and hard working environment. Typical work days are 8 hours minimum up to 16 hours depending on the day. Most of their sites are not centrally located so there's always a commute. Overall compensation package is good (salary, bonus, stocks) but salary /hr pay by itself is not.

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overall compensation package

Cons

not centrally located, lack of advancement. hourly / salary rates
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Na

I have worked with the company before and the experience was good but it was unfortunate that I was given enough time to explore my skills before the contract period ended.
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Excellent

Loved this place, just couldnt fit it into my lifestyle at the time with a newborn baby, had to make an important decision to leave one of my dream jobs.
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Great pay and plenty of work

Amazon is a company that has a wide range of job opportunities in both the retail side and tech side of the business world. The tech side is growing very quickly. It looks for the best candidates and encourage career grow in a competitive atmosphere.

Pros

Great pay.

Cons

Needs to embrace standardize training over "tribal knowledge" training.
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Excellent Company - Cut Throat

Was a Data Center Tech at AWS in Ashburn. I Learned how to Isolation Test faulty components, Perscribe Repairs via Ticketing system, and Taking very good notes so that the next deployed agent could see exactly where I left off. Very Collaborative, Fun, but also Cut-Throat

Pros

Fun

Cons

easy to fall behind
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Loved it!

Amazing place to work in my opinion. Due to the volatile nature of the Industry, one slip can cost your career. I am very blessed to have had the experience, and I do see myself pursuing further opportunities with Amazon later in life. First, I must broaden and expand my experience
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Fun place to work , self motivated, lots of opportunities for growth

Typical day at work :• Supporting team of Electrical Engineers and Mechanical Engineers responsible for safe and reliable data center operation. • Perform and supervise preventive maintenance and calibration of data center equipment and systems. • Schedule and supervise HVAC, generator, and electrical systems maintenance. • Upgrade and utilize Data Center HVAC system to meet requirements. • Operating and monitoring data center critical functions in order to meet Service Level. • Responding to emergency alarms and dispatching help. • Monitoring alarms from BMS, PRITCHETT and POWERLOGIC control systems. • Handling any issues related to Building Management System (BMS), Data Center AHU, CRAC units and Chillers.
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Amazing Smart People

Definitely. I was a Hardware technician who had a chance to try different roles within the company.
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