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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 for more than a 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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    Great place to work if you're tough enough and driven

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours on most teams. Lots of ownership. Little or no micro-management. Convenient location in Seattle. Fun, interesting work.

    Cons

    Can be political... promotions are not given based on merit. Pay is extremely low. Management treats some people like cogs in a machine instead of valuable resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people more - we are your most valuable asset. Encourage us to attend more training and show us we are appreciated.

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    good for junior, hard for senior

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    advanced architecture. lots of cool things for junior engineers to learn.

    Cons

    really hard to get promoted in company, particularly from sde 2 to sde3

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    Positive Outlook
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