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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

Senior Management are always willing to listen to ideas. If it has any meat, you can approach senior leadership with a detailed analysis and it actually leads to actionable decisions.

Cons

Although not prevalent, politics can play spoilsport and lead to redundancy. Lots of man hours wasted by competing departments producing the same stuff.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard(er), have (some) fun, make history.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety

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

    Pros

    Pay. You are well compensated for your time while hourly, but once crossing the bridge to salaried...
    stocks. Variable compensation bonus (monthly or quarterly) . You will work hard, but its challenging/interesting work.

    Cons

    work. life. balance. Have a kid? be prepared not to see them. Same for a spouse. Once you are a level 4 (area manager and up) prepared to work from home answering emails almost constantly. Its a fine fit for someone young/single but beyond that, the hours 50-55 regularly, 70-80 during "peak" if not more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the work loads better by hiring more staff. Standard work is a buzz word we throw about constatly, but its not practiced from building to building and shift to shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing on multiple levels

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New Account Manager  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - New Account Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Working at a well-known company always seeking to be number one. Good salaries and stock benefits. Awesome talent everywhere

    Cons

    Customer obsession never applies to employees. The concept of frugality really means being cheap, doing everything possible to shave a buck or two with employee benefits and merchant support. Most of all, though, is the obsession towards providing data to explain your performance; too much time is wasted in internal proceses and reporting...don't we have tools for that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time listening to your employees and less time scrutinizing their work. Everyone works their nuts off and a lot of talent is burned or lost by basing all HR decisions on cold numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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