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3 people found this helpful  

Decent pay, unrealistic expectations

Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) Fernley, NV

ProsAmazon.com has a great benefits package for their employees, and the pay is pretty good. Most of the people are really pleasant and hard working.

ConsThe company uses up temp workers and spits them out like garbage. They have unrealistic quotas that seem to be set arbitrarily by people who have never done the job. The quotas create a very competitive environment in the warehouse (people trying to get the best/easiest work) that makes for unsafe conditions. The repetitive tasks lead to injuries that the companies safety department won't acknowledge.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry doing some of the jobs before you set quotas for them.

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you do not mind the operational burden

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com


    Pros: It is a place with very interesting technical challenges ---if you are looking for great technical problems and bright people to work with, then… Cons: The biggest disadvantage of working here is the on-call burden. You are required to carry a pager on a rotation basis… Advice to Senior Management: Using support teams to reduce the support and operational burden on the software engineers would let them focus on… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    7 people found this helpful  

    The pay is great, if you can stand the pain

    Senior Manager, Software Development (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com


    Pros: * The compensation is competitive, especially at the senior levels and for SDEs * Outstanding business planning and… Cons: * people are treated as commodities, not humans. * "Frugality" means you get 20% of the resources needed to do a project. This is done… Advice to Senior Management: Invest in improving people management skills. You do upward and strategic planning well, but can't make a connection with your people. Net result: customers are… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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