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Area manager seasonal contract work

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Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Pay I thought was above average
hours - was perfect 4 -10 hr shifts

Cons

Lack of communication between managers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicated with managers before so everyone is not telling employees to do different things.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Cheaper company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You're CTC might appear as a good number (read the offer doc carefully, even the employer PF goes from your CTC)
    Number of stocks (mostly you'll get it after 3 years - depends upon the employee)
    Lot of technical challenges (which is good for learning)
    Employees don't speak English, they'll speak in some programming languages :)

    Cons

    As someone mentioned, Employees are "Resources". Management will look at you as a "price tag".
    Facilities are too frugal and I feel most of the employees became "miser" after joining here.
    They'll say its "Cheap and Best" but most of the time its just "Cheaper". You've to ask for everything (even simple stationaries) and fight for hike.
    No free transport (around 4k per month in India).
    Never expect work-life balance (might have seen this in other reviews).
    Can't do any higher studies in correspondence even with your own money (due to some stupid policy).
    And at last, never expect any perks (apart from tea/coffee and employee medical insurance).

    This company will change the way, you look at the money you may miss the other part of your life after joining!

    Why I'm still here? Just to get a brand name in my resume!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You look so cheaper!! Just reduce the "frugality" bar!!
    Don't be cheap just to add a point in your performance review!!
    Arrange some team building activities (like team-outing, team-lunch). When I look at my colleagues I can think only about "object, class, abstract etc"... nothing else!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work as Full-time perm

    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    lots of money and good benefits

    Cons

    no time to live your life. The hours will kill any family life you want. They hire you and you have a brief honeymoon period of about 1 month but after 2 months the honeymoon is over. Be prepared to work your butt off and if you can't then be ready to work somewhere else. Oh and the signing bonus they will want that back if you didn't last a year at amazon. I feel sorry for all the college students getting out of college and working for amazon. Amazon is using and abusing you. Believe it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the CEO

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