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Decent pay, unrealistic expectations

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Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fernley, NV
Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fernley, NV

I worked at Amazon.com

Pros

Amazon.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.

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

Try doing some of the jobs before you set quotas for them.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in 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 this is the right place. Also it has a get-things-done culture: things develop very rapidly and it is a short distance from idea to execution.

    Cons

    The biggest disadvantage of working here is the on-call burden. You are required to carry a pager on a rotation basis and it binds you down whenever you have it. Some teams have a very heavy on-call load which interferes with regular development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Using support teams to reduce the support and operational burden on the software engineers would let them focus on what they do best rather than try to fix operational problems and at the same time deliver new products.

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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    amazon is a great employer to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    agile environment, flatter hierarchy, greater autonomy for developers

    Cons

    benefits not great, no espp, 401k options limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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