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Amazon bad job

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Former Employee - Outbound Pack  in  Cayce, SC
Former Employee - Outbound Pack in Cayce, SC

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

Pros

Can not think of one reason to like this company

Cons

Jeff Bezos should pack in one of his "Fulfillment Centers" for about a month undercover to see just how bad the company is. Company does not care about employee retention. Turnover is at 55 %. Does that sound good to you?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start treating your people as people NOT machines, If you want machines BUILD THEM.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    SMART goals nearly non-existant. Extroverted personalities welcomed

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    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Money is the only thing and there are similar paying jobs. The sign on bonus is why people stay for a bit

    Cons

    Operations Environment has high turnover
    Overworked
    High Stress
    Due to the clickish nature of upper managers, you may or may not be liked. And, you may or may not hear about it, but it is likely they told someone who told someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn an effective way to teach your managers to lead, learn the business, and protect your lower level managers from being treated horribly until the quit. You (not we as I no longer like working for this company) are losing talent for no solid good reasons.

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

    Great technology challenges

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    * Engineers are valued. A lot of focus on giving Engineers the work that is challenging.
    * Good technological challenges. A lot of interesting problems in the AWS space which are challenging and need creativity.
    * High impact work. A lot of customers use AWS, and hence the impact is visible in terms of usage, growth, customer feedback.

    Cons

    * Design is owned by Principal Engineers. Sometimes it is hard to get the opportunity to design a system as it is owned by Principal Engineers.
    * Oncall duty can be bad on some teams. But it is ok for some teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Focus on operational pain reduction as much as new features..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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