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Amazon.com Reviews in Nevada

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
3,528 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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  1.  

    its worth working for this company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Picker  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Picker in Reno, NV

    Pros

    it keeps you so busy.

    Cons

    just want to get hired for fulltime with amazon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any like the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, innovative, and extremely demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Amazon Area Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Exposure to all aspects of business, good compensation, opportunity to advance both vertically or horizontally, good networking, excellent distribution experience.

    Cons

    Upper management is very rigid, expectations are often unrealistic, relatively poor working environment (no AC in Las Vegas DC), culture is "cultish", things move so fast the human element is often lost, many hourly employees are extremely dissatisfied and are challenging to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast Paced, Customer Orientated Atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    There is lots of opportunity for career advancement if you are willing to put in the work and study Amazon's core leadership principles. The fast paced days makes time more bearable. The benefits may be a pretty penny out of your pay, but it is worth it when you need them. Stock benefits are a bit plus. Your voice may not be much as one sometimes, but Amazon makes sure it hears their associates in numerous ways such as associate surveys and round table meetings.

    Cons

    The vigorous work schedule messes with your life outside of work. The pay may be nice once the check arrives, but there isn't much time to enjoy it. They also do not have much help for single parents without spending the rest of your paycheck, which can lead to times of turmoil at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your engagement and really hear what your associates have to say. Just a thought.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Process Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant Tier III  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Process Assistant Tier III in North Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    High turn-over rate and management shifting, due to the rapid growth & development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your leadership principles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Staff  in  Fernley, NV
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Fernley, NV

    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
  7.  

    Learned a lot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Intern  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Intern in Reno, NV

    Pros

    -Able to learn lots of things
    -Interns actually get to do important things. You get to learn what it's like to be a manager and get assigned a project
    -People are hard-working and fun
    -Great benefits - pay is solid, housing, car rental

    Cons

    -Lack of communication - seemed like associates are given different instructions by managers
    -High turnover at company (many managers left)
    -Wasn't the most organized internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between management and employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere for a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Fernley, NV
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fernley, NV

    Pros

    Pay...tolerable. Benefits...just acceptable. Good place to work to see what's out on the market...product wise.

    Cons

    Extremely unsafe working environment...they address safety hazards by creating them. Management has an abusive attitude to labor...they use threat and duress as motivation. Mandatory OT...no excuse for it. Favoritism and discrimination guide advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Were not in the 19th century anymore. Labor is not your adversary unless you treat them as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pathways Program a joke

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

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    SO SO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV

    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Most meaningful experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Intern  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Intern in Reno, NV

    Pros

    Great compensation. Extremely fast growing company. Amazon shares with you how they manage one of the largest supply chains and how there are able to handle their operations to meet high demands.

    Cons

    Amazon encounters many problems day to day with their operations. This creates tension between managers within fulfillment centers. They are growing at such a fast rate it can be overwhelming for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate the aspects of the internship more clearly. The desires of an intern's manager gets in the way of the desires of HR and what they are looking for in return from the interns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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