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"Pathways Program a joke"

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fernley, NV
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Fernley, NV
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Signing Bonus*- Or so its called. It's actually your stock grant for the next 4 years. Its a nice chunk of change assuming the stock price stays absurdly high. If it comes down to the rest of the market, your SOL.

Cons

Turn-style of management. Complete unfocused. All projects are flavor of the month for pathways guys to make their presentation to the VP. None of the projects actually sticks. Its all about numbers, but you aren't allowed to influence them using known best practices in the industry.If you are willing to lie, cheat and eat your young, you can move up...where there are bigger lies, cheats and canibals.

Advice to Management

Build talent, don't try to hire it. Revamp the 'forced curve' evaluation program (aka Popularity contest and Pathways promotion point.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "This company likes to put band-aids over broken bones."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Gouldsboro, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Gouldsboro, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The other employees are great to work with and a few of the managers actually do care.
    They always need help so overtime is no problem.

    Cons

    Low pay for the area.
    The managers only see what they want to see.
    There's no follow through with anything.
    No actions are taken on people who don't follow the rules.
    Carbon copy yearly review process.
    Unless you're a "popular kid" with the managers than you're going no where in the company.
    The managers don't care what you have to say unless your nose is brown.
    The office area is like a playground; they're always throwing stuff at each other and playing games.

    Advice to Management

    Leave your offices and watch how hard some of your employeess work. Stop judging the employees as a whole and realize that we are individuals. Stop catering to your "favorite" employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning. salary yet not so good employee satisfaction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is cool. Good joining bonus and stock options (but it is distributed over a substantial period of time as part of emp retention). Great learning about various latest technologies, scalability factors, immediate impact etc.

    Cons

    Bad employee satisfaction. No one cares about emp workspace / perks (like shuttle / food / sports memberships etc).

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