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Amazon Regional Manager Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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  • "work life balance is a struggle" (in 2687 reviews)

  • "No work/life balance for most employees" (in 549 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging & Exciting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional IT Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Regional IT Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New technology, change, fast paced, exciting, challenging

    Cons

    Moves fast and changes more than any other company I've ever worked for

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your field IT teams


  2. "its just ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits and incentives, as well as sign in bonus

    Cons

    they will eliminate your position with very little notice

  3. "Weak management and no support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation package (high base, sign-on bonus, and generous RSUs).

    Cons

    - Regional Management team misled early hires (e.g., bait and switch regarding role / responsibilities)

    - Mgmt not in touch with customers or customer needs & failed to drive a cohesive strategy

    - Toxic culture driven by fear and self-doubt (perpetuated by mediocre mid-level mgmt).

    - Little or no support for remote offices from Product or Eng (e.g., someone writes a 6-pager and regional teams are made to force fit American way of conducting business abroad)

    Advice to Management

    - Apply much more scrutiny on Managers (e.g., implement truly 360 degree mgmt feedback programs & actually utilize HR to identify bad actors in mid-level layer and hold accountable > more coaching > demotion or manage out)

    - Listen to overwhelming themes shared by employees (e.g., where there is smoke... there’s likely a fire)

    - Invest in remote offices. Allocate Product & Eng resources to customize regional offerings where needed.


  4. "New to Amazon Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company really lives it's values and that's refreshing. You get to work with a lot of very smart and dedicated people.

    Cons

    It's very fast paced and things change rapidly--this could also be a pro if you like that sort of environment


  5. "Work/Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional EHS Manager
    Current Employee - Regional EHS Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits, Compensation Package including stock

    Cons

    No work/life balance; always demanding more

    Advice to Management

    Keep great processes rather than re-inventing the wheel for the sake of not being labeled innovative.


  6. "Be part of tomorrow's invovation, work hard! have fun! and make history"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Loss Prevention Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Loss Prevention Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always evolving! The company has a very fast paced environment. Owners mentality is a must for success! Growth opportunities are very abundant.

    Cons

    You have to manage you time appropriately at all times. This may be a challenge for some.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with your teams, explaining the why's and provide consistent and timely feedback along the way.


  7. "Working with Amazon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation - Get to be part of a great company that's continuously innovating
    Growth - Company is growing at a rapid pace
    Opportunities - With growth comes much opportunity to expand your skill set
    Excitement - With the rapid pace of how we work, you are always learning and never have a chance to get bored
    Work Life Balance - You are encouraged to own your own work life balance. Since work is so plentiful, you will have to pull yourself away but you own your own time off.

    Cons

    Some of the things that make it great can make it a challenge if you aren't careful. Work life balance can be tough if you are a work-a-holic. The review process can also be challenging as well although it has been somewhat revamped in the past year.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember that your team makes you. Don't forget about your people.

  8. "GREAT COMPANY"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional IT Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Regional IT Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon's dedication to the customer and their employees is unprecedented. Training is expected and content is exceptional.

    Cons

    Growing and moving fast, you have to pedal quickly to keep up. Requires self motivation and liking a quick pace.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition critical at all levels.


  9. "Regional Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company - Very tough hiring process, once you get through be prepared for personal and professional growth at an aggressive pace!

    Cons

    Many silos - outrageous growth leading towards poor communication cross platforms - benefits for a company of this size seem to lack - ther interpretation of Frugality is very very serious on all fronts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring Briliant Minds - Make benefits equal to peer companies - rely more on human interaction rather than KPI's that can be manipulated frequently.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Obsession at the expense of the employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    stock; looks good on your resume

    Cons

    No work/life balance at all; once you sign up with them you have sold your soul to the devil. Great place to advance among the ranks if you are young, single, and don't care about not having any social life outside of work. Even when sick (throwing up etc.) you are expected to be at work and on your assigned conference calls. No such thing as vacation as they want you tapped in 24/7. Sleep with your cell on your pillow so you can be reached. The AMAZON article in the NY Times was spot on. I know several people who ended up leaving the company on short term disability due to nervous breakdowns, unable to return.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to UPPER MANAGEMENT (SEATTLE). Value your employees, not just your customers. You don't care who leaves because there are plenty of job seekers who want to work for you? Don't take your employees for granted and treat them like it's a damn privilege to work for Amazon. CHURN AND BURN is not the reputation you want to have.