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Great place to work and succeed

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Former Intern - Operations in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - Operations in Seattle, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Tons of opportunity. Nice support system. Great benefits. Fun place to work.

Cons

Not for people who do not want to work hard.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Ops Manager at Amazon

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commitment to customer excellence. Ability to effect change at all levels. Maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit in a large company. Amazing growth potential. Opportunities to grow in role and experience Globally

    Cons

    Frugality principle at times leads teams to worry small savings immediately and miss the larger longer term financial impact.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to emphasize Servant Leadership. Continue to embrace lean - not just the tools, but building a lean culture of engaged associates who are skilled problem solvers. Start focusing on supporting front line managers.


  2. Helpful (20)

    Fast-paced, Customer-centric, but the workday never ends

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Restricted Stock bonuses are very good (as long as the stock continues to appreciate.) Smart, highly motivated people -- similar to B-School. A wealth of opportunities.

    Cons

    The workday never ends - It was not uncommon to receive e-mails late into the night with requests to deliver something by the next morning. If it's a weekend, you're on vacation, maternity/paternity leave, Thanksgiving, etc. it doesn't matter. You're still expected to respond immediately. There is no respect for your personal life. The attitude is, 'why would our customers care about your personal life?' Inconsistent management - approx. half of the managers are very good; the other half were promoted too quickly and have no people management skills. Stifling micro-managers can deflate the morale of a group, but as long as they get results, they're viewed as a success. Unfortunately, this leads to high turnover rates and results in even worse work/life balance. I have an MBA from a top-5 school (as many of my co-workers did.) I would encourage MBAs to evaluate opportunities at Amazon vs. Consulting or Banking rather than corporate jobs because your tenure and work/life balance will be more comparable to the former rather than the latter.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and/or promote managers who get the right results without burning out the team. Provide management training so managers learn that communication is about more than sending out 100+ emails per day. Communication involves listening, understanding, and responding to employees.


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