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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 for 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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    Different view when inside looking out

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist
    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Gainful employment, painful experience

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

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

    Pros

    1. Fast paced and diverse opportunties.
    2. Very talented employees due to high hiring bar
    3. Good pay.

    Cons

    1. Transactional (financial and not social) contract between company and employees. Poor work life balance and lack of employee satisfaction improvement measures. Lots of employees leave within few years.
    2. Matrix structures and cross functional teams cause excessive tension and performance drain.
    3. Messaging and projecting are valued more than execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please invest in improving employee satisfaction by providing them an environment to perform better and also developing their career. The company culture rewards cool ideas and bold people. Ideas are dime a dozen, its the execution that matters. Value hard working people who actually move the needle and not just the loudest ones. Recruiting highly talented resources , squeezing every bit from them and relying merely on high salary payment for retention is not a sustainable solution. The company needs transformational leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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