Amazon.com
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www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews in Nevada

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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2.9 21 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(12 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Picker (Former Employee)
Fernley, NV

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more supportive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Manifest Clerk (Former Employee)
Fernley, NV

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

ProsWorked 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.

ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementLearn to listen to your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Support Staff (Former Employee)
Fernley, NV

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

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

ConsShady 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 Senior ManagementDon'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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pathways Program a joke

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Fernley, NV

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSigning 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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SO SO

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
North Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsGood Benefits
Tons of opportunity network wide

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

Advice to Senior ManagementYou work from the customer backwards but where do the employees fit into the mix?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Amazon is too distracted

Area Manager (Former Employee)
Reno, NV

I worked at Amazon.com

ProsIt'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.

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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