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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
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Disapproves of CEO

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    Amazon is fast paced company

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to demonstrate leadership skills at any job level.
    Encourages knowledge sharing, changing of job roles and internal transfers.
    Amazon maintains internal wiki, which contains lots of information, it is useful during initial learning curve for new employees

    Cons

    Amazon is fast paced, so documentation is not thorough for some components. Lots of knowledge would come from experience using different tools or discussing with senior peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Recruiting for the fastest growing and most exciting team at Amazon

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - working on innovative, cutting edge technologies
    - being part of something which will affect millions of people world wide
    - being surrounded by the most talented, passionate people in the software industry

    Cons

    - would like better recruiting systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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