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My career at Amazon has been one of opportunities and growth.

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Current Employee - Area Manager
Current Employee - Area Manager

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

Pros

There are amazing opportunities to grow as a leader. If you are willing to put in the work, the sky is the limit on how far you can go at Amazon.

Cons

As a manager at a fulfillment center, there is no guarantee of what shift or what days you will be working. The hours can be long at times and during the holiday season even more so.

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Continue to provide opportunities for growth.

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  1. A learning experience that is very fun, keeps me on my toes

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    Current Employee - FC Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Being full time, you do receive great benefits--health, paid time off, vacation time, etc.
    You get to work with a lot of different people. And get to know a lot of people as time goes on.
    As well there are times to do culture activities.

    Cons

    Due to working in a warehouse setting, lines or sorters get jammed here and there, thus stopping the work flow. As well after peak season, managers get rotated and you have to get used to various managing styles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a balance among shifts when it comes to overtime, sometimes it feels some shifts get more and others get out of overtime. As well have processes in place when it comes to doing skip pick auditing (i.e. one shift has auditors turn into leads, another to someone else).

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    Great place to work; but not without downsides

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    -Awesome coworkers; They keep a really high bar, at least for SDEs. Ownership is a real thing; not just management-speak. Every SDE gets to own the entire service/product and has insight and input into every step - requirements gathering, design, development, deploy and maintainance. This is particularly true in new or relatively young services. Each service is also independent of each other. In most aspects, this leads to a startup culture within the big organization. At the same time, being a large organization allows great shared platforms and technologies to be used by all the mini-startups within the company.

    Cons

    Lots of management hires from outside the company recently; a recent trend is to crowd out engineers out of meetings. Not sure how it is going to impact the culture long term.

    Another big con is the compensation. Performance reviews and compensation revisions don't go hand-in-hand. Compensation change follows a really opaque process; with the end result being most pay hikes are paltry, even with great perf review scores. Only saving grace is the stock grant you get on joining and vests over 4 years. That is why so many people leave after 4 years - there is big drop in effective comp at the end of 4 years. In short, if you are joining Amazon, remember that you are basically negotiating salary for 4 years; not just the first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware of 'death by commitee'- too many managers kill a product; not allow it to focus on customers. Rethink compensation strategy to allow retaining your best for more than 4 years.

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