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2 people found this helpful  

I enjoyed working there, but in the end, had other opportunities to tend to.

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Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Irving, TX
Former Employee - Area Manager in Irving, TX

Pros

Great culture. Large company. Lots of opportunity with Kaizen and process improvement. Plenty of autonomy as a manager.

Cons

Long, long, long hours during the holiday season.

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My only real issue was that I had things I enjoyed doing outside the company. As an actor, I had a role come up around peak season that needed me for four weeks starting in late November. I had the vacation and personal time to cover it, but it just wasn't possible. Wish I could have worked around it, but the opportunity was too great for me.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Two years is enough

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Amazon "hordes" smart people and you work with a lot of smart people. The business is ever changing, even expanding so you get lots of opportunities and challenges.

    Cons

    Amazon likes to hire smart people but once they are in, the senior leadership does not spend time developing the people and does not "care" about them. Sometimes they hire people who are really over-qualified for the tasks, thus demoralizing people. Working people hard is ok, but leaders also must show that they appreciate and care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show that you care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked in several teams

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager II in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Extremely customer-centric, values are in the right place, consistently interesting work

    Cons

    Career progression can be hard in some roles, can come across as a bit too frugal at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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