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amazon

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

great payif their stock is doing well smart people dedicated people

Cons

long hours, chaotic work style, no work/life balance

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations manager

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Greenville, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Greenville, SC (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, great pay, can be a lot of fun, great place to lose weight, outstanding training! Love Jeff Besos!

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, lack of care and empathy for hourly associates by senior leaders at local facility, all about numbers (felt like a slave driver), low regard for former military members at the local level, little to no loyalty to anyone or anything (with the exception of production numbers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of General Managers who never show up during off shifts to observe the challenges of night shift personnel. Additionally, senior General Managers must attend and learn ACES.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Amazon is a great company to start at.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Competitive offers (not the best, but still well above average)
    -Many of the teams have a similar feel to a start up
    -It is in Seattle (I have mixed feelings about this)
    -The people here are smart and motivated
    -Has a kind of "hands off" management style, at least where I work. The mentality is that as long as I get my work done appropriately, all is good.
    -You can go from team to team, department to department, and continuously learn new things. You can jump from low end server management to high end app development for example.
    -The company is going places both from a financial sense (have you looked at their stock recently and its trend?) and a technology sense
    -The teams are generally kept small and for my team at least, leads to better communication

    Cons

    -With some teams, work life balance is horrible. This is not all teams however, mostly the ones that manage the website directly and are responsible for keeping various services up and running. I have seen it both ways.
    -It is in Seattle (I have mixed feelings about this)
    -It can be difficult at times to get recognized for your hard work even if you go above and beyond the call of duty (please note I have not personally experiences this. Rather, it is a conclusion I have reached based off of my interactions with others and what I have seen)
    -Team culture and work life balance varies from "I want to get out of here" to "I absolutely love it here and can't imagine myself anywhere else" I understand that this happens in many different companies, but I wish Amazon would work more to normalize this spectrum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees know that their work is appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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