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Working at Amway was an awesome experience!

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Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Ada, MI
Former Employee - Project Manager in Ada, MI

I worked at Amway full-time for more than a year

Pros

The manager I worked for was terrific.
I was able to manage many different projects.
The company was open to process improvements.

Cons

I was only able to stay 18 months as a contractor.
Some of the processes changed frequently, making it difficult to retain them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Extend the 18 month duration.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Senior Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amway full-time

    Pros

    Global corporation in West Michigan providing access to international travel and extensive learning opportunities. Benefits and perks, such as the company store and the fitness center also add to the positive side of working there.

    Cons

    If you're "in" with a key leader, then you're provided the more growth and development opportunities that help futher your career. However, if you're not "in" then you are definitely out. You have to fight for opportunities at every turn and sometimes you're fighting just to be recognized period.

    The pay for performance method of compensation has run its course. While most employees understand why it was put into place in 2008, the smaller workforce today are growing frustrated. Being paid for performance is expected and if you asked the employees most would support this type of approach - to an extent. The disagreement lies in the forced ranking. Every year 3% of employees go unrewarded simply because Leadership and HR say they have to. It could easily be equated to a teacher being forced to fail 3% of their students even though they earned an A. The blindness of Leadership and HR to recognize the impact of this approach is astonishing. Of course if anyone questions it, they are given the same political response - almost verbatim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide everyone in your division developement opportunities as well as the opportunity to be part of a key project - not just your "go to favorites". And please, step back and re-evaluate the forced ranking/reward system. Pay for performance is one thing, but not paying 3% of your employees simply because someone had the idea 6 years ago as a way to help slim down the workforce is not right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Where clicky bullies rule

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Ada, MI

    I worked at Amway full-time

    Pros

    Minimal road traffic, no traffic jams

    Cons

    Corporate culture of incompetence, cover ups and intimidation. Self aggrendizing and self indulgent senior management uses intimidation and fear mongering to rule. Lies and cover ups used by chieftains to maintain their status quo in fiefdoms. In-fighting, gossiping, constant scheming and intrigue-mongering among senior managment to mask own incompetence. Superficially "friendly" culture is in fact very hierachical with highly privileged and entitled directors and VPs. This leads to a widespread waste of funds and resouced at the Dir and VP levels and lack of accountability. Disdain, bigotry and intimidation tactics practiced daily and tolerated in the main global headquarters (Ada, MI) in global Marketing and HR as well as in other areas. No recourse following terrible employee survey results (up to 30% below industry average on key satisfaction metrics). HR ignores complaints brought in by employees suffering from verbal abuse and habitual bullying. Favoritism and nepotism mastered to perfection towards the in-crowd. Business strategy replaced with flavor of the week or a month pet projects leading to weak results at very high costs and lots of internal noise to self promote responsible chieftains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the bullying!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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