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Great and exciting place to work!

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

A very strongly shared culture and ethos, great growth potential for the company and personally.
A matrix organisation where you you can move between roles and teams based on merit and success rather than your CV.

Cons

Not many people are going to say "thank you" or "well done", you've got to take all the praise you can when you can!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Positive Change

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    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator  in  Shepherdsville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Shepherdsville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    I appreciate their focus and structure. It seems to me to be a very effective company. We've just recently begun making the transition to an Amazon run fulfillment center and the positive changes are already apparent.

    Cons

    Any negative thing I would have to offer is in regards to the transition and that is not a fair assessment of other facilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Three years I'll never get back - and no I haven't been fired, I just wanna leave..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Worth the Risk Revealing What I Do, They'll BE After Me!  in  Dudelange (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Not Worth the Risk Revealing What I Do, They'll BE After Me! in Dudelange (Luxembourg)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Package WITH CAVEATS: The stock is pretty decent for the first couple of years, then it overperforms and you're like totally screwed ("it's not our fault we did so well" cry the fat cats)
    Some people are really decent and they try super hard.

    Cons

    The tech is substandard, I mean it's hard sometimes to just get the basics done without raising ticket after ticket
    The processes are ludicrous (and - worse - inefficient)
    Complete diregard for people's lives - work and social (most of us are pretty young, we need to live a little outside of work - I see little of the 'work hard' ethic)
    The salary is poor for such an expensive, dreary place to live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach guys. It's about time to wake up and smell your substandard coffee: Amazon is no longer a startup but a (tenuously profitable, true) multi billion dollar business thats been around for almost 20 years. Stop hiding behind cool slogans and 'leadership principles' that you don't represent and use as an excuse not to spend money. Grow up. If you can't spend because profits are so poor, then rethink your strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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