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Interesting and challenging position that leads to a dead end...

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Process Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Process Assistant in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Co-workers who are self-motivated; You can have an enjoyable work environment; Associates have a voice and, if persistent, can affect change; Management is starting to make positive changes in how they interact with Associates; Annual Pay reviews determine increases; Monthly performance bonuses and annual gift of Stock options;

Cons

Co-workers who are no longer self-motivated and not held accountable; Manager rotation requires you to constantly train new Managers; Continuous improvement is actually just Continuous Change as new Managers implement old solutions; Changes to processes and/or standards are poorly communicated or ignored; Annual Pay reviews are based on Local averages and do not factor Cost of Living; Managers do not have the time to develop Associates for the next level; Management turn-over (resignation) is high;

Advice to ManagementAdvice

We are struggling to fill and keep leaders due to the failure of preparing our direct reports for advancement; Favoritism due to performance in specific task(s) inhibits the development of Associates and the company; Do not sacrifice the Safety, Quality or Productivity of the internal customer in pursuit of your departments goals; Please change how you interact with each other; Do not assume Push Back is only because others do not understand your idea;

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Physical torture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    You get paid every two weeks.

    Cons

    Management treats associates like they are ignorant. They gave unrealistic expectations to meet pick and pack rates. Order pickers have a path that is determined by Amazons computer system. Associates have NO control over this path yet we are judged by it. Management even states that pick paths are poor yet when the weekly review paperwork arrives this fact is forgotten and we are to blame for any shortfall.
    Packers are rated by units per hour without regard to events that slow them down beyond their control - how insulting.
    Management ignores feedback and moves forward with a deaf ear to reality. Regular unannounced mandatory overtime without regard to associates physical weariness is comon. More people need to be hired to address the workload but there are only so many people available in a geographic area. Eventually they will run out of people who will put up with the abuse. Opportunity to train new employees by current employees results in most of them goofing off and not working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates. We are smarter than you realize. If you don't believe we are working follow us if you can keep up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    around very smart people
    great opportunity

    Cons

    amazon is sometimes stingy with equipment ie. monitors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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