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Dystopian Machine

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com

Pros

You can say that you worked at Amazon. The cafeterias are fantastic. Great location. Beautiful offices. They present the illusion of the perfect work place.

Cons

- To be a true "amazonian" you must drink the Kool-Aid if you want to survive.
- Zero work life balance. When they hand you a badge, you hand them your soul.
- Passive aggressive work environment with incompetent managers
- Ridiculous expectations set, changed, and reset on a weekly basis.
- The leadership principles are a joke
- Churn and Burn employees
- No women in upper management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees. Many of them have great ideas that could make things happen there. Treat them with respect. Adding staff doesn't solve the root problems. While the company is extremely customer centric, you may want to consider the employees and become more employee centric. Your attrition rate is directly related to how you treat your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Bar keeps getting raised - Very Political

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Challenging environment, which is changing from an enterprise level Biz dev environment into full on call center

    Cons

    Very political, where you feel like a cog in a machine. The management seems to think that tenured employees are very replaceable. Lots of political nonsense which creates a general lack of morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the attrition, focus on development of your employees. We're not replaceable and the overall work environment is getting steadily worse with each employee that leaves.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work...if you can handle it and have the right personality

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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

    If you fit the culture, then there's no better place to be working in retail or IT

    Cons

    If you don't fit the culture, or desire a work/life balance, then this isn't the place for you

    Approves of CEO
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