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Marketing Manager

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

good pay & benefits
empowers employees
smart coworkers

Cons

Hard work and long hours, not great work/life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More levels so there are more smaller promotions -- per Tony Hsieh in the All Hands meeting, continuous small promotions help to make people happy.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Temp position at an Amazon warehouse

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Lewisberry, PA
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Lewisberry, PA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The money is great for a temporary job! The job is good excercise, and employees have the potential to be trained on heavy lifting equipment. Plus they provide work gloves, box cutters and they don't have a restricting dress code. Facial piercings are allowed!

    Cons

    The hours are long and the breaks are extremely short. The breaks are so short that going out to lunch is not a possibility. They have strict safety rules, and it gets kind of ridiculious how they are with injury reports. If a person gets a paper cut they have to fill out 4 pages of paper work. They are really strict about line and picking rates. Just because a person gets hired on as a permanent employee doesn't mean that they are excempt from making rates. If you are hired late in the season you will have less likely of a chance to be made permanent, so if you are serious about the job start applying early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An extra 5 to 10 minutes added to breaks would be a nice reward for employees. It would also be nice if they had part time shifts for people who are great workers and want to try out Amazon, but are too afraid to quit their full time jobs that they currently have.

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  2. 5 people found this helpful

    horrible experience (stay away from retail!)

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    free crap from vendors
    hush $/severence when they let you go.

    Cons

    no work/life balance
    24/7 blackberry - on call 365.
    management is completely incompetent
    HR is not there to help employees - only to keep management from getting sued. do not go to HR for any reason including anything legal, best way to get yourself fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i would say get a grip on the turnover, but since people will still want to come work for you, you have no reason to change anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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