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Helpful (7)

Pathways Program a joke

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fernley, NV
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fernley, NV
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Great place to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Decent pay, but you will work for every penny

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work with hard working, creative minds - Ability to pivot into new positions at the company

    Cons

    - Long hours, little or no work/life balance -Live and Breathe Amazon or Get out

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach...the claim is to be the most customer centric company in the world.


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