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  1. Amazon.com

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    Former Employee - Picker in Fernley, NV
    Former Employee - Picker in Fernley, NV

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful

    Pathways Program a joke

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fernley, NV
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fernley, NV

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    SO SO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful

    Amazon is too distracted

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Reno, NV

    I worked at Amazon.com

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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