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"You can only be sucessful if you are single and want to work all the time"

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Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Innovative, opportunity to impact changes easily, exciting fast paced environment.

Cons

They do not recognize results or hard work typically. They seem to promote and value the managers that spend the most time at the facility. Hours are extremely long for a manager. Typically 10-14hrs a day depending on the time of the year. The intensity of the environment in addition to the hours in impossible.

Advice to Management

Amazon is a great place to work but offers NO work life balance. The level of daily intensity required in addition to the long hours are unacceptable. You will lose talented employees if you cannot remedy this. I would have stayed with the company if I were single and didn't have children only.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast Paced, surround by like minded professionals, great compensation.

    Cons

    Not much of a concern for employees to have a positive work/life balance


  2. "Awesome Intern Expereince Summer 2012"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn by watching some of the best minds in the industry.
    Depends on the team but almost everyone is friendly and helpful.
    Great sense of ownership.
    Everyone is customer obssessed and they do what is best for the customer, great emphasis on customer experience and I have heard of instances when the company bears losses but provides a consistent customer experience.
    The smaller teams work like a startup, fast paced and full of energy.

    Cons

    Comapny is frugal, but that is why it is No1 online retailer so don't expect freebies.

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