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You get what you put in

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

If you are self directed and a creative problem solver you can quickly move career forward here. You will never lack for work to do and you will learn how to write a document that any senior executive can follow.

Cons

Until you learn the culture specifically how to prioritize and communicate this prioritization, you will have no work life balance. Additionally, quick promotion require long and smart work but the appearance of long work hours is often confused with inefficiency so you need to conceal your hard work such that you are judged by prolific outputs versus peers. Finally, the promotion and review process is extremely opaque.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on developing talent such that retention improves. Break the practice of paying top performers who have been promoted less than external highers as this is a huge demotivator and incentive to leave.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Different view when inside looking out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist
    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist

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

    Pros

    Probably a great company for young aggressive people who want to succeed with just a high school education

    Cons

    More of a sweat shop environment with very high employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent and pay them accordingly not the one size fits all approach and now all things within a successful organization can be built from the top down

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

    It's a job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, VA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Above average pay.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments. One-on-one training is poor. Humanity is lost due to walk-out process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each department manager should own their own department in human relations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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