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Amazon Supply Chain Manager Reviews

Updated February 25, 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. "If you like to be challenged and give the best of yourself, this place is for you"

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

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

    Pros

    This is the best company I've worked for. You are challenged in the right way, You give the best of yourself. You improve yourself thanks to your peers and all the constructive feedback you get. You help others to grow and become better as well.
    And Amazon lets you define your own career. If you are good, if you are motivated, if you want to make history and help your company to remain the most customer obsessed company in the world, this is the best place to work.

    Cons

    Unless you don't like to work hard, have fun and make history, I don't see any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  2. "Money isnt everything"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with very bright smart people. The pay is good, the happy hours are fun, the ability to bring your dog to work is a big positive.

    Cons

    The politics of the company is atrocious. You can be the perfect employee, but if you do not fit into the mold exactly , you will be forced out. Though you are not expected to work more than the the given 40 our week, because certain employees do, there is a pressure to work the extra time even if its not asked of you. The review process is also very political, its not based on performance but how other associates perceive you. A quiet cerebral type of person will not do well at Amazon. You must be willing to stand on your co-workers back to get ahead, able to defend yourself at all times , subscribe to the leadership principles which contradict each other all the while, smiling.

  3. "Supply Chain Execution Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon offers you the ability to hop of department to department as long as you work hard in your current role.

    Cons

    Many type A personalities mean it is tough to stand out

    Advice to Management

    Be selective when hiring externals


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities, Fast Paced, Individual Attitude Driven"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunity
    Great diversity in products, systems, technology and teams
    Scope to pickup a lot of responsibility quickly

    Cons

    Many solutions are initially hacky and homegrown
    Some teams can have a stressful high expectation culture
    Not a lot of documented processes

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more systemic solutions and less adhoc solutions


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Chain Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    World Class experience, extremely smart peers

    Cons

    Work/Life balance , tons of pressure

    Advice to Management

    Too much pressure, conflicting priorities


  6. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager - EU Transportation and Supply Chain in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager - EU Transportation and Supply Chain in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Global Exposure and opportunity to work with people of different opportunity
    2. Good pay when compared to market
    3. Opportunities for the growth within Amazon globally

    Cons

    1. Work pressure especially in Transportation and Supply Chain during peak (Nov and Dec)


  7. "Working at Amazon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Rewarding
    Compensation within US
    Opportunities
    Socially conscious company
    Diverse

    Cons

    Compensation outside of US
    Interview process can be difficult
    High density seating can be tough in some buildings

    Advice to Management

    The opportunity to move abroad and develop skills within Amazon is amazing however the compensation is unfair. Many managers have to decide between losing salary and gaining the experience. In my opinion, a manager should not have to lose salary if moving from the US to Germany (or another country) taking the same role.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Man muss es mögen"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamisches kompetentes Team
    Abwechslungsreiche spannende Aufgabe
    Sehr gutes Auswahlverfahren für Mitarbeiter, sodass man sich nur selten fragt, warum die Person den Job hat
    Internationales Umfeld, viel Kontakt zu den EU und US Kollegen
    Gute Partys, Summer, X-Mas & Wiesn
    Nach ein paar Jahren bei Amazon ist man sehr attraktiv für den Arbeitsmarkt

    Cons

    Hohes Stresslevel
    nicht annähernd ist die Arbeit in 40h pro Woche zu schaffen
    "Firedrills" also Nachfragen des Top Managements zu Zahlen können jederzeit kommen und einem komplett den Zeitplan kaputt machen, sodass man andere Tasks nicht schafft
    Fragwürdige Kriterien bei Beförderung, seinen Job gut zu machen, reicht nicht aus. Wichtiger ist es sich mit den richtigen Leuten gut zu verstehen

    Advice to Management

    Bessere Auswahlverfahren für People-Manager