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Great people, great leadership

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Former Employee - Operations Leadership Intern  in  Nashville, TN
Former Employee - Operations Leadership Intern in Nashville, TN

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

Pros

Learned incredible amounts of information in 10 weeks
Able to take ownership in a variety of projects
Responsible for over 60+ people on a day to day basis, gained leadership and people skills
3 day weekends, flexible work schedule

Cons

13+ hour days
Putting out fires constantly
Disorganized, chaotic

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication is key, especially among other FCs. See what other FCs are doing and implement a standard.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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    Area Manager

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    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, challenging role, metrics driven, straight forward communication, promotion potential, and good pay.

    Cons

    Mentally and physically exhausting, culture drives long hours with little to no downtime during your shift, very little reward/recognition for exceeding productivity metrics - especially if customer target ship date is missed (resulting in upgraded shipping = costs) during your shift, corporate culture is clearly customer focus but at the cost of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buying into customer driven culture makes sense - but employees (at all levels) need to "feel" as if they are as important to YOU as the customer in order to sustain the energy needed to remain customer focused.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A great place for talented self-starters

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay (although not as good as other large tech companies). Fantastic stock growth. It's possible to work 40-45 hours a week and still have a good career there, although this varies a lot by team. It's also possible to advance very quickly if you are motivated and a self-starter.

    Cons

    Amazon won't give you anything in advancing your career. You have to be a self-starter and go get it yourself. The compensation structure works with a figure called "projected total comp." This means that if you get a decent grant one year, then the stock price goes way up, the next year you will get a tiny grant to keep your projected total comp at a particular level. It's not exactly unfair, but it feels like it if you think of a stock grant as a "bonus." It isn't. Think of stock as salary and you will feel better about compensation.

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    Bump the comp or continue losing your top talent to Google and Facebook.

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