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Amazon.com Reviews in Chattanooga, TN

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
4,150 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A burnout company with unlimited development opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Salary & compensation
    - Working with dedicated and bright leaders
    - A great company to provide exposure to leadership and business operation
    - Ability to manage large scale projects & large teams
    - Promotion potential is unlimited
    - You are immediately trusted and depended on, even if you start without street credit experience
    - High intensity pace is there for those who prefer it

    Cons

    - Work/life balance is nonexistent if you want to be successful
    - 24/7 operations with unfavorable shift schedules
    - Promotions tend to be based off of relationships and personality, not merit
    - The senior level spotlight is always on failures and poor metrics even when 99% of the business is exceeding goal....very few positive at-a-boys are given
    - Expect to work 60 days straight during the months of November and December....even if it is your day off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready to give everything you have to the business and never achieve all of your critical metric goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    For me personally, this position has been a positive one.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Quality Assurance in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Quality Assurance in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck is convenient for one who is looking for it.
    This position is good for someone who is looking for a intro level job and doesn't mind to work monotonous 10 hour days.

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower than desired.
    People's outlooks are not always positive, so that doesn't help with morale.
    There is little to no career advancement when you come in as a fulfillment associate. There are other positions in each department, but the only increase in pay is through tenure and tops out after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My department has been good in my eyes, but i hear other department complaints ofter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Process Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, hours.

    Cons

    Management at its best is inconsistent and in a constant state of flux. There is almost no opportunity to go from one level to the next until you are already high in the company. Amazon is great at hiring people but terrible at development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sorter in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Sorter in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Pay good for area and easy to get.

    Cons

    Impossible stats, poor management, and no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit goals and set realistic ones.

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

    Horrible Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stow in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Stow in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Money is literally the only pro

    Cons

    Everything is based on relationships and who is doing who. Basically if you're not an attractive person willing to sleep with the management, do not waste your time. A lot of the people they hire (especially at peak) are total idiots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sleeping with your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    They are very focused on rates.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Fairly good worknig conditions.

    Cons

    Focused on rate so much somtimes compromise quality and safety.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    its a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collator in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Collator in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. some people are awesome to work with.

    Cons

    No upward movement from a T3 position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The right person for a position is not always your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Finance is an afterthought

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Smart people; Solid pay when factoring in restricted stock units

    Cons

    Ironically, information systems are bolted together with no coherence...just one-off solutions that get rolled out company wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest some capital in professional information systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hectic yet rewarding career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Money, career development, learning, growing potential, opportunities, stability, brand, recognition, very smart people around this will stretch you to limits you never thought about.

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    Cons

    Work - life balance...due to the business model it is hard to meet life and work balance. AMZN won't stop moving forward or fast, you must be willing to put 60-70 hours of work/week, if not this is not the place for you. Q1 and Q3 could be an awful experience if you are not an Amazonian at heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen more.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    nothing good to say

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pcker in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Pcker in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    job ..getting a pay check

    Cons

    hrs. always worried about being replace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay moore money

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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