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Fast-paced work, which is rewarded by great pay and all-you-can-drink coffee and Gatorade.

Current Employee - Packer in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Packer in Indianapolis, IN

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

Pros

The pay and the daily benefits (all-you-can-drink coffee and Gatorade), reward system for reporting unsafe conditions ($20 gift card)

Cons

not for the slow-paced, no ability to accommodate people with school schedules, i.e. no part-time, boring 8-hour-long class to sit through on your very first day

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please offer part-time opportunity to those in the staffing-company phase of the job!

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    The retention in this company is really low and there are good reasons for that

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    1. Smart people, although most of them leaves the company in ~1.5 years from their arrival.
    2. Be part of big projects.
    3. The compensation is ok.

    Cons

    1. Bad management.
    2. On-call rotation in most places.
    3. Parking isn't free for employees.
    4. Very hard to get promoted.
    5. Noisy work environment.
    6. Very low retention rates.
    7. Poor work-life balance (I remember more than one month that I've worked more than 13 hours a day and on weekends for the entire month).
    8. The company isn't enthusiast about applying it employees for a green-card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Despicable treatment of contract employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    I can't imagine anyone who would want to work here by choice.

    Cons

    lower level management: completely incompetent, threatening, drill sergeant managerial style. coworkers overworked to the point of hospitalization, and contract workers treated as second class citizens. Everything I read and feared about this company's sweatshop practices unfolded before my very eyes and things just went from bad to worse at times even with disregard to federal and state labor guidelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees, be it subcontractors or salary payroll, are human begins. I don't even where to begin in a company seemingly devoid of ethical business practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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