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Very good job.

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Former Employee - Stowing in Allentown, PA
Former Employee - Stowing in Allentown, PA

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

Pros

Nice people. great pay and great hours.

Cons

Was hired by a Temp service job.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Loved it, would go back for a different job

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

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

    Pros

    Really committed to customer service like they say
    Frugality means there's money left over for whatever's really needed

    Cons

    Frugality means no free lunch or high end equipment except as needed
    Aggressively competitive amongst employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's Better as a Customer Than as an Employee

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless in this rapid growth stage; it's a culture that supports rotating through different groups means that one will never be bored.

    Leadership principles are clearly understood. This means that despite the large size of the company, it's easy to transfer from one group to the other and understand what it means to be an effective Amazonian.

    Cons

    Decisions (both hiring and day-to-day business) feel robotic. As a result, the overall "emotional intelligence" needed to thrive in this place is low, and if you are an emotional person (or someone who thrives on positive feedback), this is not be the place for you.

    Because everyone is rated on a curve, there is little to no incentive (beyond a feeling of general satisfaction) to help your peers. As a result, it really is sink or swim. Those who do not display natural strength early on, are written off as not being smart enough of, or right for the company.

    There are a lot of wonderful, hardworking, loyal, and smart individuals who have been weeded out, and in their place are former military, former consultants, MBAs (I'm one of these, so this is simply an objective statement, not a judgment). It's the purely analytical type and those who are willing-to-accept-orders-under-any-circumstance type who will thrive here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One key leadership principle is missing: "help each other out"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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