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Current Employee - Associate in Murfreesboro, TN
Current Employee - Associate in Murfreesboro, TN

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Believes in celebrating success of others and recognizing those who have succeeded to different level within the company

Cons

Among some of the Area Manager there is huge amounts of favoritism. This company also base your performance on numbers. Looking at someone is a good form of constructive feedback, however this kills morale among associates and push many to find of places for employer.

Advice to Management

More communication on pending change in the company that will or could effect associates directly. Find a more constructive avenue for increasing morale among associates, because performance rates are producing high turnover which sends a negative message to prospective associates and the community.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    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 (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

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

  2. Helpful (3)

    Very intense, good learning environment, but rough personnel methods

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lexington, KY

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not in a huge city
    Interesting work
    Chance to make an impact

    Cons

    Senior management and district/corporate management treat everyone at FCs like dirt. It's like the real amazon is in Seattle and the FCs are dirty skeletons in the closet that the "real" amazonians hate. The way salaried managers have to deal with hourly employees kind of ruins the whole thing.

    Advice to Management

    Get amazon on one of those best places to work lists by LISTENING and VALUING YOUR PEOPLE!

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