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Absoluting Amazing

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Current Employee - Retail Tier Generalist in Huntington, WV
Current Employee - Retail Tier Generalist in Huntington, WV

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

Pros

Benefits, Friendly Environment, Pay is good starting out, Training is comprehend-able.

Cons

Sometimes hard to get a hold of management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, Amazon is a great place to work for. I would recommend this career starter for anyone.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Frugal. That's all I can say

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of experienced engineers on board and there are always plenty of resources to guide you if you need help.

    Cons

    One's experience varies team to team. My manager didn't seem very interested in making sure employees are happy. I communicated with my managed for less than an hour during my entire stay at Amazon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really need to consider looking after their employees before the company gets out of control. Being frugal is okay to a certain limit but I think they cross the line a lot of times.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great resume builder for your next role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Hebron, KY

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

    Pros

    - great experience, kind of a sink or swim environment so being proactive and taking the initiave and quick learners are a huge plus. Either way, you are going to put in situations outside of you comfort zone.
    - Nice signing bonus, mediocre salary
    - great resume builder, especially for any candiates that came straight from college like me
    - Lots of responibilites so the work is more rewarding

    Cons

    - Long hours, I had to open the building at 6:30am (my shift was 7am-5pm), didn't end up leaving til 6pm every nite
    - Even longer hours during "peak" season, I'm talking about ridiculous long hours like 6 days a week/12hr days for a couple months is normal during holiday peak season
    - The environment, between the managers, it is very competitive for your department to hit rates, this creates an environment where any manager will talk behind you back at your expense to make themselves look better
    - Yes you have vacation hours but using them is very unlikely, hard to take time off. You can count on not making it to you family thanksgiving/christmas events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More involved in daily operations, as in periodic visits to the floor, just so the area managers feels more involved with senior management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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