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"SO SO"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good Benefits
Tons of opportunity network wide

Cons

long hours
busiest time of year is during holidays
high turnover
high emphasis on the customer little on employees

Advice to Management

You work from the customer backwards but where do the employees fit into the mix?

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  1. Helpful (22)

    "Horrible and heartbreaking, life changing in a bad way."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was most definitely a plus especially in this hard of times. The only other thing that was at all positive were the people that worked there.

    Cons

    I normally never write reviews for anything, especially jobs, but this is required. Amazon does not care about any individual employee, they act like they do to your face, until all of a sudden 30 people are all 'terminated' at once, for no reason whatsoever. People who had worked there for 15 years sometimes longer and some who started from the ground up with them and worked there for a year to three years. They just let you go with no word or explanation, they are outsourcing all of their jobs, so why did they need to build a new building? Because they are selfish. I refuse to even buy anything from the site anymore because of how I was treated as an employee and after I was treated after I was 'terminated'. They do not deserve the praise that they get, and they sure do not deserve the business they get. From working behind the scenes I know, without a shadow of a doubt that they do everything for themselves and nothing for the customer. Customer's were so unhappy about things but they just did not care, and still don't. Everyone currently working there or thinking about working there need to watch out, they are next, for no reason at all they will be left without a job, with bills to pay for and no money. Run far far away from Amazon!!!

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more, and treat them with respect. If you let people go like you have in the past two years, no one is going to want to work there, because the word is going to get out of how poorly you treat your customers.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Great company, but not always a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's great being an Amazon customer
    Amazon is an interesting place to work and a great brand
    Technology is often cutting edge
    General talent level of employees is very high
    A good place for people who want to 'make things happen'
    A good place to learn

    Cons

    No always great being an Amazon employee
    Quality of Amazon mgrs, directors and VPs is very uneven (some great, some are simply terrible)
    Product focus is often short-term (get something shipped, and we'll fix it later..)
    Employees are treated a bit like contractors (little real investment in employees)
    Amazon benefits are worse than nearly all comparable companies
    On-going financial incentives are heaped on the top of the pyramid- not the rank and file (negotiate hard before accepting a job)
    Amazon rarely helps an outside cause, the community or a charity
    Amazon is not particularly concerned about who it steps on as a consequence of its ambition

    Advice to Management

    Try to build lasting value in your organization.
    The easiest employee you'll ever hire is the one you already have.
    Find a way to get a focused bottoms-up review of people at the director and VP level. (There are way too many terrible leaders in important jobs.)
    Consider writing 'tenets for mgmt' at Amazon that include something like respect, consideration or fairness for employees. (Being an Amazon customer is a great experience, but it's too bad being an employee is not so much..)

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