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Beware of Digital Products (specially if you have to work with Lab126)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

Pros- Competitive compensation
- Acceptable work/life balance
- Career opportunities OUTSIDE of Digital Products very promising,... if you are allowed to transfer out

ConsPlease keep in mind that these comments apply to Digital Products in Seattle working with Lab126.
- Complete lack of leadership, vision or direction from "leaders" in Lab126
- Minimal to no feedback, promotion opportunity or decent, constructive review from management (again, management being in Lab126)
- No career advancement opportunity. Peers in the Sunnyvale/Lab126 office will have significant advantage just for being "local" to management
- HR in Lab126 is aware of issues in her organization and chooses not to do anything about the problems, effectively sacrificing and derailing careers of very capable individuals. HR and management in Seattle seem to have their hands tied or chose to look the other way. VERY unfortunate!

Advice to Senior ManagementAccept that you are brilliant engineers and take individual contributor roles. You, the company and the products you work on will truly excel. Leave management (or individuals as well as programs) to capable individuals. You are not a decent manager and definitely not a leader!
If you don't like your teams in Seattle, do not sacrifice them in OLRs. Instead, work with them (or better yet, allow a good manager or a decent leader) to work with them to transfer to other parts of the organization so they can deliver value and you don't have to work with them.
Yes, you have talent. No, you are not a leader!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work!!!

    Stow (Former Employee) Haslet, TX

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


    Pros: Company pays for insurance. The warehouse is amazing. They will have robots. Nice… Cons: This place treats you like a robot!!! Runs as if your in… Advice to Senior Management: Lay off your numbers. Treat your employee's right. Work faster...faster...faster... More
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    6 people found this helpful  

    Scary and Non Family Oriented Environment for "Operations"

    Area Manager (Current Employee) Petersburg, VA

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


    Pros: Constant expansion Stock value consistently rising 4 day work week (Kind… Cons: Constant expansion does not mean greater potential for promotion. The company is spreading itself too thin and has lost sight of its operations and… Advice to Senior Management: Call Target and Walmart and and see what they are doing in terms of leadership development programs and culture. They have been doing it… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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