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  • You will learn a lot that will help with the rest of your career (in 118 reviews)

  • The company is full of very smart people (in 352 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the best at work-life balance (in 636 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 145 reviews)

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  1. Amazon.com

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    Former Employee - Picker in Fernley, NV
    Former Employee - Picker in Fernley, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You work alone, at your own pace... almost. This is speaking as a Picker, you get to know about interesting stuff as well because of the diversity of items you see. Prepare to walk, a lot.

    Cons

    Lots of walking. Lonely. No cell phones/music players.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive.


  2. Manifest Clerk - generated BOL's, monitored work flow via computer system, ensured timely release of trailers.

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    Former Employee - Manifest Clerk in Fernley, NV
    Former Employee - Manifest Clerk in Fernley, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked in a team environment to complete timely loading and departure of trailers. This was a challenging position which used full resources of my knowledge plus encouraged me to learn new skills.

    Cons

    This Amazon.com facility was a "Learning Facility" for up and coming managers. As a result there was a large number of turn over in managers caused by promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your employees


  3. Helpful (2)

    So much for "attack the process, not the person".

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Fernley, NV
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Fernley, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competative pay Good benefits A few decent people still work there.

    Cons

    Shady operation- when something doesn't work, they don't look at the broken pieces, they blame the people rather than work with them to correct the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play the double jeopardy game (have a corrective discussion with the employee then turn around and write them up for the same issue that had already been discussed and corrected). Also, quit changing policies just because you're not getting the results you want. Give the current policies a chance to take hold and results to happen.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Pathways Program a joke

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fernley, NV
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fernley, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Signing Bonus*- Or so its called. It's actually your stock grant for the next 4 years. Its a nice chunk of change assuming the stock price stays absurdly high. If it comes down to the rest of the market, your SOL.

    Cons

    Turn-style of management. Complete unfocused. All projects are flavor of the month for pathways guys to make their presentation to the VP. None of the projects actually sticks. Its all about numbers, but you aren't allowed to influence them using known best practices in the industry.If you are willing to lie, cheat and eat your young, you can move up...where there are bigger lies, cheats and canibals.

    Advice to Management

    Build talent, don't try to hire it. Revamp the 'forced curve' evaluation program (aka Popularity contest and Pathways promotion point.


  6. Helpful (2)

    SO SO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits Tons of opportunity network wide

    Cons

    long hours busiest time of year is during holidays high turnover high emphasis on the customer little on employees

    Advice to Management

    You work from the customer backwards but where do the employees fit into the mix?


  7. Helpful (8)

    Amazon is too distracted

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's nice to be part of a growing company, everyday is a challenge, company really does put customer first. If you have energy, they have projects to do and want you to do them.

    Cons

    Management turnover very high, HR is pays more respect to temporary help than its own managers. Pathways program is a major failure for those in it and those not. Many in senior management do not have professional experience or conduct. The senior managers dump all their work on the Ops, then tell them they suck if they don't perform. The software in the scanners absolutely sucks. What they call 'being frugal' most people call cheap.Their long term plan is one week. If you work less than 60 hours you're not a good leader.

    Advice to Management

    Stop staring at spreadsheets and actually do something. HR should spend less time on temps and more time on development plans. A high hiring bar doesn't mean being a workaholic from Harvard. Good managers don't need to be the smartest people in the world, they need to know how to keep people motivated and give them the tools to do so.



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