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Great place to start your career

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Startup feel
Talented team
Broad scope of work
Rapidly growing business

Cons

Long work hours
Spend thrifty management

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 6 people found this helpful

    Pathways Program a joke

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    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
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    This company likes to put band-aids over broken bones.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Gouldsboro, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Gouldsboro, PA

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

    Pros

    The other employees are great to work with and a few of the managers actually do care.
    They always need help so overtime is no problem.

    Cons

    Low pay for the area.
    The managers only see what they want to see.
    There's no follow through with anything.
    No actions are taken on people who don't follow the rules.
    Carbon copy yearly review process.
    Unless you're a "popular kid" with the managers than you're going no where in the company.
    The managers don't care what you have to say unless your nose is brown.
    The office area is like a playground; they're always throwing stuff at each other and playing games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave your offices and watch how hard some of your employeess work. Stop judging the employees as a whole and realize that we are individuals. Stop catering to your "favorite" employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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