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Helpful (4)

Big impact work, great team, no work life balance

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

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 8 years)

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

Pros

Smart, highly motivated team, initiatives that have direct customer impact, high visibility in the organization. Own your product end-to-end from conception to implementation to delivery to maintenance.

Cons

Very aggressive goals, no work life balance. Boss works harder than me because boss has more agressive goals. Company expects to work hard, work smart and work long hours. All teams own online services and you are never off work if you are the manager. Need to invest in a support org for live issues that pop up in the middle of the night.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Work you like the hamster you are with little pay.

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    Former Employee - Picker in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Picker in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Amazon.com part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work for a big company.
    You get to see what they carry everyday.
    Onsite medic with medication.

    Cons

    You are always on your feet. ALWAYS.
    You never have time to do anything outside work.
    Pay you little to where you can't afford a good place to live outside the ghetto.
    You will always see people being escorted out for either stealing or not moving fast enough. I REALLY MEAN THIS. Everyday.
    They don't care if your feet hurt. You either get up and get moving or you're fired.
    They have ZERO tolerance for talking while you work. You need to be moving and working not talking.
    You always feel like a robot instead of a human.
    You have to ALWAYS bring you own LUNCH OR DINNER. NO DINERS OR CAFE ON SITE.

    Advice to Management

    I'm glad the CEO offer $5,000 to the employees that don't want to work for you guys. Amazon. If you are willing to put the product before the employee then you might as well close down shop because a whole lot of people are going to quit.

  2. Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Problem Solver in Patterson, CA
    Former Employee - Problem Solver in Patterson, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Educational Programs after one year, and cool Holiday giveaways.

    Cons

    Tier 3 and 4 Leadership are mostly punching the clock. Not enough Genuine Leadership at that level. Entry level pay is very low. Moral on the warehouse floor very low. Not what I expected from a Online giant like Amazon.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites. Be genuine increase, and increase Tier 1 pay they deserve it. Amazon company can afford it!

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