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Terrible place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager
Current Employee - Program Manager

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

Dress code is casual - but that's about the only positive thing to say about the company

Cons

Terrible company to work for. I would not recommend this job to anyone. Attrition is extremely high in management. Work life balance is horrible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Jeff Bezos has no clue as to what's going on in the company. You would think he would ask , why is there such high attrition among managers ?? Either that or he just doesn't care (which is probably the case.) Remember he use to manage hedge funds. Open 7 buildings in one year, then close 4 the next ??? Screwing with peoples lives is not an effective way to run a company !!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The company is still growing strong. The core retail business is taking share in this economic down term. The Amazon web service is picking up and well positioned to compete in cloud-computing. The Kindle is catching the attention.

    Cons

    The company cares about customers, but doesn't care about its employees. A customer can easily send an email to Jeff Bezos for a very small issue, and the employees will be busy working several days just to explain to Bezos. Management rarely shows respect to employees' life. One senior VP was heard saying that he doesn't believe that there is employee morale. The company is religious about data, but not all managers are good at specifying what they want when they ask their subordinates to produce the analysis, and often change directions, which results in a waste of everybody's time. The company is very cheap, and you will understand it when you see the office and the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very important to respect your employees, because unhappy employees will not perform very good service to the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazon - Gruelling and Demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Performance Driven
    High Bar Talent
    Very agile and no Bureaucracy
    In-hose technical skills and technologies are beyond compare
    More of a technology company and business does not run technical teams

    Cons

    Very adhoc and and top down strategy
    Largely driven by CEO and other are just order takers
    Growth with-in is very hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Penny pinching in the name of frugality
    Make career growth easier
    Hire at the right level. Typically clearing the bar at the same level as current exp is difficuly causing heartburn

    Approves of CEO
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