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Amazon Project Manager Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Project Manager experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Blank, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Blank, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management team is very supportive, brilliant as well as peers.
    Great challenges and projects. You have the opportunity of working with people and teams around the world.
    Agile approach.

    Cons

    Positive experience depends on the team you work for.
    Low to none salary increments annually.
    Frugality principle could sometimes be negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees motivated from an economic standpoint. Improve salary increments policy.


  2. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a fast pace and high energy environment. Amazon hires talented individuals that are driven and capable of moving quickly in an agile setting. Lots of opportunity for growth as the company continues to dominate all things retail. Opportunities in the US and globally are always available and Amazon allows you to move into other roles even if you have only been in role for less than 6 months.

    Cons

    -little to no focus on development, don't expect to get much feedback or career guidance
    -work life balance, expectation is to be "on" day and night
    -salary cap
    -benefits could be improved (childcare, healthcare, etc)
    -overall culture, there is room to improve culture and invest more in the employees as turnover continues to increase.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive for industry and benefits.

    Cons

    Long work hours including weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Constantly being monitored by co workers and reported to


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Ehh..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people in the org are generally smart
    The pay is decent.
    Blah, blah, blah.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and lack of coaching/feedback (I'm identified as very high potential and yet I have no coaching even after asking for it --- seems weird)
    Lack of vision and constantly changing vision from org's senior management.
    Lots of management churn in org (on 5th manager within 2 years).
    Don't feel intellectually challenged by work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sr project manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager ­ Physical Store in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager ­ Physical Store in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and challenging work.

    Cons

    Hours were too long and management was absolutely terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Fire most of the management


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Manager at Amazon"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great salary, it could be fun place to work. I like it most of the time.

    Cons

    I had many managers. Some of them are very hard to work for, especially the one that don't know what they are doing. Some of military folks forget that they are no longer in the military and they need to treat people with some respect.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the process improvements to meet your goal, not on who to fire to prove that you are a good manager


  8. "Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Startup Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Startup Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited growth potential. You can do as much as you want. If you want an 8 to 5 job boring and slow this is not your place

    Cons

    Always changing so some people can't keep up and quit. Seen good people leaving cause they can't follow the culture

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking


  9. "No complaints"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and make a carrer

    Cons

    There are to many poor mae

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to helping managers.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "It is what you make of it."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity is what you make of it, stretch assignments, global work. Job Security as it is a large company that rarely terminates in some Orgs.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, it is up to you to control it, as well as your own development, you have to do it all.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees have lives and want to do the best they can for the company, running lean produces sub-par results.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "A different corporate culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at Microsoft and other companies but Amazon gave me a different feeling. On one hand the FT permanent employees will tell you that the company is a 'start up' which I found entertaining considering the number of years that Amazon has been around and the amount of money that this company generates on an hourly basis. Another interesting item is the 'frugal' concept. In spite of the company building a new campus and renting large portions of buildings in downtown Seattle, all is done within a sparing view of the world.
    Amazon tends to be efficient and less bureaucratic, more agile in getting things done and open to new ideas even though you better have data to support you case and one or more managers on your side to get new ideas taking off.
    As a vendor there was no option to get extended or even try to go FT permanent.

    Cons

    I was there for less than a year. Many folks seemed overworked but very proud of their accomplishments. Tools and platforms tends to stay in place for a long time not being scalable for a company that has grown into one of the largest online retailers in the world.

    Advice to Management

    Transform the US-centric perspective into a greater global vision.