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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    Relentless pace of work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Generally good technology

    You will work with very smart and driven people. AWS is a huge market leader and is very useful to startup, small, and medium size companies. Enterprises are the current target and if public cloud takes off could transform Amazon to a top software company.

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Difficulty in measuring tasks

    The company and each group has an infinite amount of work. The "con" is knowing how to determine what to do and what not to do. Priority 2 items simply don't get done. Getting used to the pace and the triaging of work assignments is critical to success.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    summer intern

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good salary and good relocation contract

    Cons

    untill now it seems none

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