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6 people found this helpful  

Fast paced, high stress, high pay, but tough on the family

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Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

Pros

Pay and benefits are very good for management. You can also get promoted faster than just about anywhere else. You are judged on your performance, not just who likes/dislikes you.

Cons

Expect 80 hrs/week from mid-Nov through December, 60-70 for another 6 months of the year and 50 for the rest of the year. Micro-management is the standard, not the exception. It takes senior management in each building to make even the smallest changes. It is common for one shift or department to leave another in a bad place in order to make goals/set records.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop leadership skills along with management ones. Allow lower-level managers some freedom to make decisions. Develop teams, let them grow.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good if not great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to work with large scale systems.
    2. Great for new grads to learn how service oriented systems work.
    3. Work with smart people.

    Cons

    1. Virtually no perk.
    2. Very stressful on-call/pager duty.
    3. Very bad criteria for qualifying for green card processing (applicable to H1B visa holders)
    4. Insignificant salary increment.
    5. Frugality actually means being cheap and provide employees with cheap and inadequate hardware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please address the cons I specified above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great pay and benefits but no life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, name brand company. Never a dull moment. Some of the people are really cool to work with. Truly focused on customer experience.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. People move between departments so often they never master anything. People enter new departments without basic skills. Senior management too concerned with taking credit for subordinates' work. Little respect for each other in the management ranks. Most times we just fought to protect our kingdoms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect others. Actually listen in conversations.

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