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"A Diverse Company with Diverse Experience"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Domain and technology diversity
- Autonomous internal organizations lead to experiences of working at different companies
- Accessible company-wide educational resources for self-learning
- Dog-friendly workplace

Cons

- Autonomous internal organizations could lead to very poor experience contradictory to overall company management goals (the leadership principles)
- Aggressive stack ranking comes with its own host of problems related to employee dissatisfaction, lack of team productivity, lack of trust among peers, etc.
- Not enough senior individual contributors in technical roles for proper mentorship; it leads to pushing advices that are counter to industry standards and are detrimental to career growth outside of Amazon
- Leadership principles can be over-indexed (like Delivering Results and Bias for Action) to the detriment of the product and customers.

Advice to Management

- Eliminate or at least change the stack ranking system so that people can comfortably collaborate effectively instead of sabotaging each other's work.
- Provide incentives to management, especially middle managers, to balance the leadership principles when it comes to performance evaluations, specifically principles that is focused on the long-term benefits to the product, customers, and the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "High Turn-over"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation excellent and benefits are great, sign on bonuses and most people in company are great.

    Cons

    Treat management like dirt, unprofessional, high turnover and burnout.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Amazon Fulfillment Associate"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Moreno Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    Never shortage of hours
    Above minimum wage pay
    Easy work
    Schedule consist of 4 days of work and 3 days off
    Friendly people
    No prior experience is needed

    Cons

    Shifts consist of 10 hours of work a day
    During peak season it is normal to be working 11 hours per day and 5 days a week consistenlty
    Parking is hectic
    Actual work is very repetitive and can get boring

    Advice to Management

    Make sure proper training is given before throwing new associates into work. Continue to show patience for new associates as well; making sure they know that mistakes will occur in the beginning but will quickly disappear.

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