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wonderful experience

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Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Good salary. Great housing benefit. Free Rental Car. Nice city and people were really helpful. The project I was doing for my intern was challenging.

Cons

The working space is really narrow and dark. Felt some kind of depressed in that environment. No free food and the restaurant were either really bad or highly over priced.

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    Amazon is a great company.

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    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the fast pace work environment and casual work place setting. Amazon also provides everyone with an opportunity to have an impact on process improvement by submitting ideas and participating in JDI's, PDCAs, and kaizens.

    Cons

    One opportunity that amazon can improve on is the communication of holidays. It would give associates a better opportunity to plan for a better work/life balance with family members.

    Recommends
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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 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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