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Learned a lot, but burnout and turnover rate is high.

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Current Employee - Area Manager in Hebron, KY
Current Employee - Area Manager in Hebron, KY

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Amazing company, with strong innovative CEO. 2. Company is positioned for long-term growth and uses stock options to help you have ownership with the company 3. Leadership opportunities are available everywhere and you will be surrounded by talented people 4. Advancement opportunities are also based entirely on merit so office politics is very downplayed

Cons

1. In operations where I was, work-life balance is not a priority. Night and weekend shifts certainly don't help and there seems to be no set formula in determining if you get the desirable or undesirable shifts 2. During peak season you will work in excess of 80+ a week which is very challenging, but the hardest part is working on holidays which will inevitable impact personal and social life 3. Training and retention is not the biggest priority currently with the company: There is almost 0 technical training for the job before you start working and many people seem to burnout due to the lack of structure

Advice to Management

Offer better work-life balance to managers by having total transparency when assigning them to undesirable shits. Promote more talent from within instead of trying to fill positions as quickly as possible with external hires. Invest more resources in comprehensive training that will allow for a more reasonable learning curve.

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  1. Good compensation, but you have to be flexible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    - Compensation is great, with competitive salaries and solid stock options - Exciting to be part of a company that's high-profile and genuinely cutting edge - Great location in SLU - Fun, interesting co-workers

    Cons

    - Can be chaotic workplace, lots of putting fires out - Some non-tech departments can seem demanding and very entitled - Burn-out is definitely likely at some point in your career here


  2. Excellent coworkers, customer first approach

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Good mix of newbies, moderate and senior engineers. Excellent work culture. Great satisfaction of impacting millions of users

    Cons

    Roadmap changes, Senior engineers tend to change teams every 3 years, delivering features quicker can lead to long term technical challenges

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and invest in architecture for the future rather than hurrying to deliver features.


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