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Great company to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Trainer in Jeff, IN (US)
Current Employee - Trainer in Jeff, IN (US)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company is growing like wildfire. And the really care about their employees

Cons

They dont promote management from with in on a regular basis. It is extremely hard to go from a tier 3 to an AM postion.

Advice to Management

Start promoting more tier 3s to an AM.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company - should watch out for culture retention while expanding internationally

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Start up environment
    - Great autonomy
    - Data driven culture
    - High growth possibilities
    - Management willing to let you experiment and make mistakes

    Cons

    - Real Amazon culture is in US - which is Awesome. Indian environment often sees fake manifestations to apply the typical political grind under the cover of Amazon leadership principles.
    - Yes - your manager can play a big role in your ratings; despite the peer feedback
    - Bad appraisal process in general
    - Be prepared to stick in the salary range your got with offer for some time. Monetary growth is puny and promotions need blood and sweat.

    Advice to Management

    As I said above - We should be cognizant if the hired leaders can true carry the great Amazon culture baton successfully.
    Please make salary increments practically acceptable.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Putting people through the wringer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Editor in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Content Editor in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and there are lots of opportunities for career development. Casual work environment.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is nonexistent. Workload is constantly ratcheted up without adequate support. Salaries are just average. Vast, bureaucratic organization includes a lot of careerists acting in nobody's interest but their own - lots of defending turf.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason so many Amazon employees burn out after two or three years. Workload demands are simply not realistic. I'm tired of losing co-workers to places like Microsoft, where they can make just as much money and have evenings and weekends to themselves.

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