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Amazon Area Manager Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "Area Manager Intern"

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    Former Intern - Area Manager Intern in Carteret, NJ
    Former Intern - Area Manager Intern in Carteret, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting, hands on management experience. A lot of opportunities for growth and development as the company is growing enormously fast.

    Cons

    You can be place on any shift including nights and weekends at a moments notice. Amazon only pays for continuing education if it is an Associate's degree or a certificate.


  2. "AM level"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay is competitive, most enviroments are very safe.

    Cons

    over work with no appreciation, long hours no lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    servantude leadership cannot stop at the hourly employees

  3. "Amazon Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Crest Hill, IL
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Crest Hill, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, good work/life balance, ability to make the right decision, advancements in your career, Fortune 5 company, amazing opportunity.

    Cons

    A lot of work, working holidays and long hours, not sure there are any other cons at this time. I'm sure the pros far outweigh the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and pushing forward.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding Internship Opportunity"

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    Current Intern - Area Manager Intern
    Current Intern - Area Manager Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will gain insight about the company and have the chance to work with some great leaders. The culture at amazon is truly amazing. If you are offered a job the pay is pretty good too.

    Cons

    The pay as an intern isn't really the best for the amount of work you may be doing. You also will not know you're schedule until you arrive.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if the interns had a bit more information going into the internship. Other than that everything has been amazing.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Avenel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for most customer centric company

    Cons

    base salary low but weighted more on stocks


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager Level V in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Area Manager Level V in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Accelerated learning, lots of opportunity for growth, access to a lot of super intelligent peers. Lots of ability to travel

    Cons

    Work life balance, darwinistic, little to no help, you will have virtually no direction. Can be extremely depressing if you don't like the people you are working with due to working so much

    Advice to Management

    Show your managers that you care about them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Churn and Burn"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager (LVL V) in Carteret, NJ
    Former Employee - Area Manager (LVL V) in Carteret, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great pay.

    Cons

    When operating at the scale that you'd expect from a massive entity such as Amazon it becomes apparent that numbers matter more than personnel. It is almost easier for them to replace and train new hires than it is to properly develop existing staff. There is never a shortage of new applicants so they can afford to have high attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Train your subordinates specifically on the metrics that matter to you and the reports you expect delivered. The training for Amazon did not focus on the technical or operations aspects at all (they only focused on soft skills development and dealing with problem associates). In order for your junior leaders to be successful you need to take time out and offer more structured development.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Big Company, Big Change, Fast Growth, Good Pay, Bad Culture"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and overall compensation package is quite nice for fresh college grads

    Cons

    Bad Culture, Work long hours, Low employee retention,

    Advice to Management

    This company needs a major cultural rework.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "I would pass if I could do it again."

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    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. When you're allowed to focus on the job, it's extremely rewarding.

    Cons

    If you do not grasp everything instantly, expect no feedback. Other managers will ask why you didn't grasp this concept if you ask, and then if you fail it will be held against you.

    Connections are an opaque system, and a nightmare to work around. Worse, Amazon will fire you for not doing well on them. Not doing well means staying above the bottom 10% for your job title and level-- so it's a moving target, with mandatory minimums. Just like a certain NYT article warned.

    Some managers are good, but overall, everyone is concerned with themselves, and will throw you under the bus as soon as you're not useful to them. You can put in the long hours, be proficient at the job, and you will get zero recognition or thanks.

    Advice to Management

    Connections is a good tool that you've turned into a bludgeon. Insist on the highest standards, but stop looking down on area managers for asking for help or for admitting they cannot balance 20 different priorities at once.

    Give them feedback, instead of keeping all of it in whatever drawer you file our performance reports in.


  10. "Area Manager"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Be prepared to work with smart people in a fast paced environment. Excellent medical benefits and stock rewards.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours even in non-peak times.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to improve associate orientation and on-boarding in an industry with high turnover and a limited training investment.