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Amazon is too distracted

Area Manager (Former Employee)
Reno, NV

I worked at Amazon.com

ProsIt's nice to be part of a growing company, everyday is a challenge, company really does put customer first. If you have energy, they have projects to do and want you to do them.

ConsManagement turnover very high, HR is pays more respect to temporary help than its own managers. Pathways program is a major failure for those in it and those not. Many in senior management do not have professional experience or conduct. The senior managers dump all their work on the Ops, then tell them they suck if they don't perform. The software in the scanners absolutely sucks. What they call 'being frugal' most people call cheap.Their long term plan is one week. If you work less than 60 hours you're not a good leader.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop staring at spreadsheets and actually do something. HR should spend less time on temps and more time on development plans. A high hiring bar doesn't mean being a workaholic from Harvard. Good managers don't need to be the smartest people in the world, they need to know how to keep people motivated and give them the tools to do so.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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BI, research, and optimization (math/statistics) for Amazon's business

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Pros: Tools and resources are available for research Easy access to data Get… Cons: Slow raise Small work space (less than 1/4 of my… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great place to work but...

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Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com


Pros: Lots of very smart talented people around Opportunity to make products used by millions around the… Cons: Developers are not valued as much as in other places Agile often… Advice to Senior Management: When you and recruiters complain about how hard it is to find good people consider that many 'good people' simply don't apply or… More

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