Amazon - An Attempt to be Unbiased: There is good and bad, but the scales are tipped toward the bad. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "An Attempt to be Unbiased: There is good and bad, but the scales are tipped toward the bad."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Keep in mind that I don't work at HQ in Seattle. I work in the fulfillment network and that seems to be a very different environment from HQ. -Smart People: I work with genuinely intelligent people daily. They bring new perspectives and information. I can honestly say that I've grown professionally. -Never a Dull Moment: The work is always changing. I've struggled with monotony in past jobs, but not at Amazon....

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    Cons

    -Workload/Long Hours: The work is always changing and never ending. There is no Work/Life balance. This is especially true during the peak season (late Oct through Christmas). Amazon has frugality as a leadership principal and it takes it to the extreme. They always try to do more with less (i.e., less people) and that means they expect you to make up the difference. -"Ambiguity" used as an Excuse: Management...

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    Advice to Management

    Salaried employees in the fulfillment centers are stretched too thin. Invest in your people more (genuinely, not with lip service) and work to make them value teamwork. Competition is good, but not when it is at the expense of your workplace culture. Creating a culture that values team building and all that it can accomplish (and I mean viewing the entire company as a team) would yield enormous benefits that would...

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    Amazon2017-12-11
  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver 

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and Decent pay. Independent work

    Cons

    Wear and tear on your car

    Amazon2019-08-07
  2. Helpful (1942)

    "You Get What You Put In"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

    Amazon2016-01-11

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