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Putting people through the wringer

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Content Editor in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Content Editor in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Benefits are good and there are lots of opportunities for career development. Casual work environment.

Cons

Work/life balance is nonexistent. Workload is constantly ratcheted up without adequate support. Salaries are just average. Vast, bureaucratic organization includes a lot of careerists acting in nobody's interest but their own - lots of defending turf.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is a reason so many Amazon employees burn out after two or three years. Workload demands are simply not realistic. I'm tired of losing co-workers to places like Microsoft, where they can make just as much money and have evenings and weekends to themselves.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Sr. Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with smart people
    Ability to influence
    Act like an owner
    Always challenged to do better
    Never a dull moment
    Scope of your role will always get bigger
    Have an equal voice across all levels of leadership

    Cons

    Amazon is an up or out kind of workplace. This is not an environment for anyone that is not interested in advancing their career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Has great people
    - Helpful coworkers
    - Has great location and food (South Lake Union)
    - Easy atmosphere with a playfulness not found at most corporations
    - Casual and unique culture
    - Cute dogs EVERYWHERE and friendly owners
    - Overall fantastic environment

    Cons

    - Still a big corporation
    - Management can be overwhelming at times, i.e. micromanaging
    - Seniority and position does hold power (as it should), but is sometimes abused
    - Hard for entry-level candidates to get in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more chances to entry-level candidates! You do an excellent job growing them; why not grow them from the beginning?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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