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Work Hard, Make History, watch your VP get rewarded for it

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Current Employee - Solution Architect in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Solution Architect in Seattle, WA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Amazon is faced paced. You are working with some amazing customers doing amazing things with technology and you are in the thick of it every day

Cons

Internal systems are a joke, work life balance is largely non-existent, the pace is unrelenting and above all it's un-rewarding. Employees are disposable assets (there's a reason for the very high turnover - which leads to lack of continuity), perks are non-existent and "bonuses" are in the form of RSUs that don't vest for 2 years (and forget about pay rises)

Advice to Management

Take a long look at the internal IT systems... they're a joke. Look at how you reward people for working themselves into the ground. Customer Obsession and Frugality is one thing but at the rate of turnover there's no continuity and no long term ownership ... eventually the house of cards will collapse (as it's starting to in AppStore)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    You can't work here forever.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. 11.50 per hour at night and a dollar less during the day. You do have opportunity for advancement but it gets harder without a degree. Also, annual pay raises and after 2 years you receive annual stock which you can sell for decent cash. Also decent health insurance and the best dental I've ever seen.

    Cons

    The grunt work is really hard. You stand for 10-12 hours or walk up to 25 miles a shift. Scanners and scanning causes wrist issues. If you're not liked, you're not going anywhere. After about 5 years you're either burnt out or they're looking for a reason to fire you.

    Advice to Management

    The company's expectations of you managers are really really high. Most managers are overstressed and looking at getting fired during Christmas, the busiest time of the year.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Olympia, WA

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work from home, supervisors are great and there is great support from management.

    Cons

    Had issues with equipment, would be nice to have better pay. Other than that it was a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and keep supporting the representatives.


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