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Helpful (8)

Soul Sucking Poor Management

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The potential upside of the stock payout in 4 years. Lots of really enthusiastic people (well initially anyway)

Cons

Soul crushing work hours. Expected to be available 24/7. Some of the poorest management skills I have seen. Benefits for medical are average and the 401(k) is a joke. You don't vest for 3 years on the company match. Just another handcuff. The Anytime Feedback tool is a passive aggressive way of feedback for any employee to spew frustrations without any justification whatsoever. Oh, and you can spend your lifetime writing white papers that often go nowhere. How archaic in the only way to present or discuss an idea. I don't know how many trees are killed to print on paper (heaven forbid a soft copy) and then to sit all together in a room to read and discuss. Time killing and brain numbing exercise.

Advice to Management

Think of ways to be more innovative. Dump those terrible managers. This is not a place to tolerate such poor behavior. be more flexible and provide better work environments.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Helpful (8)

    Horrible Leaders & no work life balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is full of very smart people. Many of them coming straight out of MBA school.

    Cons

    Most leadership has little to no experience leading a wide variety of talent. The training is non existent and if you don't fit an exact mold, they will claim that you are not performing. There is also a high level of favoritism. This can be seen by managers drilling and requesting additional work from only certain members of the team. Besides bad management, work life balance is non existent. If you have kids, say good bye to being part of their life. Management will look at your kids as a weakness and will penalize you come review time. Your family life, health, and overall well being will suffer working here. The turnover at this place is a clear example on how things are broken with management. Not to mention that the company regularly offers $3-$6K referral, yet continues to post job openings in almost every department. Also keep in mind that your total compensation package is much smaller since you will probably be working 50-100% more hours vs your current job.

    Advice to Management

    Have all of your Sr. Management take basic leadership classes. Most members of our team hated working for the Category Leader. The team members had little to no respect for this person. Due to the fact that this person was completely inconsiderate with the way they treated employees. From denying people time off during family births to calling maternity leave out as a negative during annual reviews.


  2. Fast paced and fulfilling while also overworked and underguided

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential to move and make something of your self.

    Cons

    At times disorganized, direction and purpose not clear. Not everything thought out before implementation.


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