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"great!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

a good place to learn

Cons

sometimes it is very busy

Advice to Management

give more benefits to employee

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting Company & Still Improving"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hebron, KY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    There is a great deal of in-house hiring
    Employees come from very diverse backgrounds; most employees are very nice.
    Great tools provided

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive
    Constantly change work processes
    Lot of walking involved
    Training for workers who have been with the company for many years is almost nonexistent
    Pay cap for warehouse workers

    Advice to Management

    Take time before changing the work processes. You need time to understand them.
    Make changes parsimoniously. Make sure they are applied across the board.
    Performance metrics alone won't help you. Performance is all about processes (i.e., managers' job). Use them to improve the processes and not to reward employees.
    Teach your employees as many tasks as possible to avoid repetitive tasks.


  2. Helpful (18)

    "Work @ Amazon, sell your soul"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand recognition and smart employees.
    Good vacation, medical, dental, health benefits.
    Is dog friendly in most of the campus.

    Cons

    Poor management, non supportive, secretive.
    Retention problems, revolving door atmosphere.
    Extremely metrics driven.
    More, more, more recruiters is the "solution" for talent acquisition. So many that it becomes counter productive with candidate ownership issues and internal competition.
    No value given towards positive candidate experiences.
    Management tends to look for reasons to NOT hire.
    Too many obstacles in place towards making hires.
    No work/life balance.
    Tendency to down-level.
    Numbers-driven Agency mentality.
    Laughable "culture", crappy desks with no attention to ergonomics.
    Unethical leadership from top on down.
    Management kudos given to top brown-nosers.
    No shortage of Kool-aid for everyone!

    Advice to Management

    Keep your corporate ego in check, you're not as great as you think you are. Keep a mirror handy for self reflection.

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