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Long-time Amazonian

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

The people that you will meet and closely work with are some of the most well-balanced intelligent people around. Amazon has grown systems internally, and operates at such a large scale, that solutions that other companies would not think of are built at Amazon.

Cons

With the recent growth of employees, there has been a huge addition of upper management brought in from other companies to help manage the growth. However, this has resulted in a degradation of internal systems, product and team knowledge, and new managers that make poor decisions and focus on reporting instead of problem solving.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better manage growth and training. Better understand the systems and problems staff are dealing with. Rely more on bottoms up feedback. Ensure that the Amazon culture remains intact.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Fast Paced Environment With Very Smart People

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    + Working with some of the best people in the industry
    + Very Challenging work

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can be an issue, need to find your own way to balance.
    - Management/Leadership differs from team to team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 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
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