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Updated April 17, 2019
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Three consecutive days off
    Rewarding Work
    Great team environment

    Cons

    I do not believe there are any cons worth mentioning.


  2. "Hard but Fair"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited opportunities through our the organization

    Cons

    Very difficult to have work life balance

  3. "Gotta wanna"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits.
    Great people to work with.
    Front lines of what's new in retail e-commerce

    Cons

    Massive expectations and hours in Logistics
    Very little support structure for large numbers of associates in logistics
    Very little training for the job they expect you to do

    Advice to Management

    Support Logistics the way Fulfillment and Sort Centers are supported and you'll get a LOT more out of your managers since they'll be able to concentrate on operations.


  4. "It's a great job"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Operations Technician in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Operations Technician in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the shift work schedule

    Cons

    Traffic in Northern Virginia region sucks. Live close to work


  5. "Come be part of Day 1 Excellence"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazon continually drives improvement for business and employee growth. Whether you have drive and wisdom from education or a strong work ethi/experience, both are rewarded as we shape the future.

    Cons

    With excellence, comes longer hours for management, but also reaps benefits. Demanding fast pace will test your fortitude and endurance and learning curves are steep.

    Advice to Management

    You own your career, advancement, and time off. You'll be paid well, so manage your time accordingly and focus on long-term, but don't lose sight of the short-term gains.


  6. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    100% employee engagement and focused on the associates. Everyone bottom up is 100% customer focused and engaged in continuous improvement to remove waste. Beyond World Class EHS environment. Expanding international presence.

    Cons

    Long Hours, duplicating of reporting, inexperienced manager's that don't understand labor tracking, activity based costing, and encouragement of inflating productivity, then being promoted. Overtime this will become company culture and we all know Enron and the other examples.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the younger managers and instill the culture of winning right.


  7. "So many pluses, but one big minus"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many positives about working at Amazon. You can go in many directions once you get into the company. There is a great hiring process, which means that the talent and personality of the average employee is very high.

    Cons

    Management is not a talent or skill that is encouraged or required. It is a job duty assigned to high performers. It makes career development tough, unless you are in a very technical position.

  8. "operations manager interview"

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    Former Intern - Operations Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Intern - Operations Manager in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity with a well known company

    Cons

    horrible and unstable work life balance


  9. "Amazon Delivery Station Management"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, no dress code

    Cons

    Corporate politics, leaders who abuse their position & power

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to thoroughly vet leaders across the country. There are a lot of people in management positions who solely care about their site's bottom line. You can't achieve that without people.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Hebron, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All the overtime u want

    Cons

    Needs better management and communication