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Dead End Tech Job

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  • 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 for 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    A place where integrity and intelligence meet ingenuity and creativity to make customers #1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn, grow, innovate, create, and make history. You have an amazing opportunity to do some amazing things here.

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be better. They still joke about "owning" you after you become a blue-badge. Working OT is expected and basically a "norm" to survive the pace. Typical work week can be 50+ hours if there is a lot of deadlines to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better about organization wide changes and business direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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