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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 (2)

    "Decent pay, but you will work for every penny"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work with hard working, creative minds
    - Ability to pivot into new positions at the company

    Cons

    - Long hours, little or no work/life balance
    -Live and Breathe Amazon or Get out

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach...the claim is to be the most customer centric company in the world.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I like going to work....small things could help...."

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    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits and they try really hard to work with their employees. They are a customer driven company.

    Cons

    It gets to be very tiring to stand for 8 or 10 hours every night, Just having a stool to lean on would be much easier on the moral of the employees.

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