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You Work Hard AND Get Paid Well for It!

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Current Employee - Administration
Current Employee - Administration

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

Pros

Challenging, face-paced work environment with a strong customer service focus. Employees are encouraged to "Work Hard, Have Fun, Make HIstory". That's just what we're doing!

Cons

Uneven workload distribution. High performing employees seem to get "dumped on" while low performers slide by while pocketing the same salaries. Very discouraging and unfair. My peers have time for chats, social networking and extended breaks while I can't seem to stay above water.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Implement work logs and pay attention to workload distribution. Don't burn out your best performers!

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Infinite opportunity for the taking, but not your typical tech company benefits.

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity to move around to different businesses
    Lots of autonomy
    Opportunity for ownership
    Really smart people in business and tech
    Fast paced

    Cons

    Lots of writing and analysis - everything must be proven
    Company is very stingy (employee contribution for medical is high for the tech industry, cheap desks, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is easier to leave Amazon at one level and come back at a higher level than to promote.
    We need to streamline promoting from within.

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

    Satisfied experience, learned an enormous amount as Software Engineer college intern

    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Many systems and products, so huge opportunity to learn, do anything, and move around. Company takes customer experience seriously, so you learn to be in an environment that can not fail, and must perform. Flexible hours and work schedule.

    Cons

    Very independent work, and difficult to learn so many systems at once. Seeking help is difficult because only a select few know the systems, and they're extremely busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better mentorship and more help on ramp up.

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