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I enjoy my job

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Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chattanooga, TN (US)
Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

Pros

Amazon is always trying to improve the way they do things. As an employee, I like being made a part of some of these decisions. Amazon's healthcare benefits are amazing and I would be hard pressed to find another job with comparable coverage.

Cons

The hourly pay as a warehouse associate is mediocre at best. However, we enjoy monthly bonuses

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Amazon Fulfillment-- Cutthroat and soul crushing environment that looks like a ticking time bomb from within.

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager (Controller) in Coffeyville, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager (Controller) in Coffeyville, KS (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive-- as long as the stock price continues to climb. Turnover is high so there are plenty of opportunities for promotion. In the fulfillment centers Controllers work with a high degree of independence.

    Cons

    Turnover is high which hurts continuity and effectiveness. 60-70 hour work weeks are the norm rather than the exception. Management is often verbally abusive and behaves with a sense of entitlement. Financial consolidation and reporting is a nightmare as it's a patchwork of Excel workbooks tied together with buggy VBA code. Finance tools available at every other medium to large business are non-existent. SOX compliance terrified me given absence of tools to establish effective control of assets and inventory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The number of employees willing and able to absorb the abuse required for being part of a startup is limited. The mantra in Seattle is that "it's still Day1" but the truth of the matter is that you are now a very large company and the pool of candidates will to absorb the abuse that comes with a startup has been exhausted. Now that the pool of potential employees includes a lot of people just looking to hold a job and grow a career (not looking for the giant payday associated with a start-up) the management approach needs to change. The extremely high turnover rate (25-30% within 12 months) should be a clear signal that your current culture limits your growth potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    You get out what you put in, but there's a balance

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Smart people
    Nice offices in Clausen
    Efforts being made to raise sociability
    Employees are encouraged to be proactive and 'go and fix stuff' that can turn into interesting projects. A lot of trust is given to employees

    Cons

    Work-life balance could do with an overhaul.. some employees seem to work very silly hours and I personally believe management could do more to counteract this - yes it's good that people are dedicated and hard working but I sometimes wonder if people work long because they feel it is expected - is it often for optics..?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, more emphasis on Have Fun please!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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