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great company for consumers

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Talented people, downtown/near-downtown location.
Different teams can feel very different. But overall they hold similar culture.
If you are lucky and find a reasonable team, you might be able to enjoy it. But not so much for other teams.

Cons

it's better to be a customer than an employee.
no work life balance. management expects you to work late.
uncompetitive compensation.
on-call.
political issue. This can be nasty sometimes.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Pretty good until if fell off a cliff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Entry level/individual contributors are genuinely good people. High energy, motivated, creative, fun to be around.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible management culture. Non-existent work-life balance. Review system can be arbitrary and capricious. You can work your butt off on a project, deliver it, and get put on a PIP because someone on a partner team didn't like your work style. In the review meeting, your manager might try to present positive data and get told that it doesn't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop already with having peer feedback be the basis of the review model. People's managers should have the greatest say in reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon's Management "style" as it affects the person moving the boxes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pallet Builder in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Pallet Builder in Hebron, KY

    I have been working at Amazon.com part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It can be fun, rushing about, trying to cope with a never-ending tsunami of boxes, and working to create a sense of "team".

    Cons

    It becomes clear, sooner rather than later, the volume is controlled to harvest the maximum amount of work from the fewest amount of employees, hours, and costs, with little, sometimes, no, consideration for the health, safety nor welfare of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop believing your own talking points. The employees on the floor are not well managed, so it follows that management, all the way to the top, is not as effective as one might hope. Employees are not provided a safe, ergonomic, reasonable work environment. The "customer-centric" company policy is belied by a system that frequently dumps product on the floor, smashes it, and crushes it during processing, all the while, endangering employees. On- the -floor supervision seems afraid to acknowledge problems lest they be stained by them. They all (nearly all) mouth the company line regardless how ridiculous. When the principal admonition to new employees seeking clarification of procedure and policy is, "they'll walk you out of here", you've got a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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