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Dead End Tech Job

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - CSS - Control Systems Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - CSS - Control Systems Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

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

Pros

Pay == OK
Benefits == OK
Big Name On Resume == OK
Mindless Job == OK (If you are looking for that)

Cons

Stock Bonus == Minimal (The dangling carrot, they try and use the same bonus on every review cycle to pad the "Overall Compensation Package").
Advancement == Minimal (Seen very few promotions, appeared to be based on favoritism vs. technical abilities)
Continuing Education == Poor / Non-Existant (After 3 years only ~2k/year towards AA degree).
Management Attitude == Condescending ("Punching Bag of the Fulfillment Center").
Use of Technical Skills == Poor / Non-Existant (Not allowed to think outside the cardboard box).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the revolving door with managers. Stop placing managers with zero technical knowledge in charge of technical areas... "I'm in charge what do we do?"

Create infrastructure that captures knowledge and best known methods vs. reinventing the wheel every time a new batch of recent college graduate managers show up (every few months).

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good for young people to start their career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    smart people, fast paced environment, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    long hours, bad work-life balance

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Life on the fast lane!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Never dull. Fast paced with plenty of things to do.
    Great role and responsibilities.
    Truly cares about customer benefits.
    People respect and listen to you if you are smart.
    Great brand value on your resume.

    Cons

    Fast paced. Takes a toll on work-life balance.
    As they have very small teams there is not enough fair distribution of responsibilities. Some people get overburdened and burnt out.
    Not enough mentorship. You either make it or you are asked to leave. No body cares about investing in people and making them successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More mentorship. Invest in people and make them successful.
    Don't overburden employees. Hire more people instead.

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