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Stealing their way to the top - one overpriced book at a time

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

fast paced, fun, 4 day week, new and improved onsite coaching, weekly pay, paid training

Cons

bell model based land grabbers with lacking personality skills, even if you work hard and know you are working hard, HR will make it their responsibility to find you a position where you can struggle so they can follow company model of keeping the majority of their employees off the books. great for a young person. still in conflict over their original lease agreement since day one. unable or unwilling to pay corporate debts to original investors.

Advice to Management

smile, you have a job

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Fast growing company with room for advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-billion dollar company that is relatively new. Plenty of room to climb the corporate ladder. They count two years of Amazon experience as a bachelors degree.

    Cons

    Corporate BS, but hey, what job doesn't have that

    Advice to Management

    Free health insurance


  2. Helpful (7)

    Work hard, have no fun

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, company is growing, lot of opportunity if you can connect with right folks. City of Seattle is beautiful (more on it below)

    Cons

    At Amazon, there's no balance between work and family life, working hours are very long, you will have no time for yourself or friends and family. For newcomers, it is a complete sink/swim scenario, managers do not care for their employees, you have to watch for your back. People are unfriendly, you will be doing tons of things right, but one wrong thing and you will be criticized openly in front of your seniors and peers. Lot of politics at the higher level, top cares about themselves and to save their interests they do not hesitate to sacrifice the employees, games are played at employees expense. The annual review process favors old timers and well connected. Company is full of ‘A’ type robotic employees, they are very high on the company Kool-aid. You will work hard but it will not be fun. There are lot of product and project managers but not enough engineers to do the work. If you can master the game of passing bucks, you will do well. City of Seattle is beautiful only for 1-2 months, rest of the year, it is cloudy (low hanging grey clouds), rainy and cold. It can get depressing without sun shine for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Attracting smart people as employees is good thing, make sure that they can stick around, welcome them and help them assimilate in the company culture, employees are assets, treat them well.


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