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"Interesting and challenging position that leads to a dead end..."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Process Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Process Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Co-workers who are self-motivated; You can have an enjoyable work environment; Associates have a voice and, if persistent, can affect change; Management is starting to make positive changes in how they interact with Associates; Annual Pay reviews determine increases; Monthly performance bonuses and annual gift of Stock options;

Cons

Co-workers who are no longer self-motivated and not held accountable; Manager rotation requires you to constantly train new Managers; Continuous improvement is actually just Continuous Change as new Managers implement old solutions; Changes to processes and/or standards are poorly communicated or ignored; Annual Pay reviews are based on Local averages and do not factor Cost of Living; Managers do not have the time to develop Associates for the next level; Management turn-over (resignation) is high;

Advice to Management

We are struggling to fill and keep leaders due to the failure of preparing our direct reports for advancement; Favoritism due to performance in specific task(s) inhibits the development of Associates and the company; Do not sacrifice the Safety, Quality or Productivity of the internal customer in pursuit of your departments goals; Please change how you interact with each other; Do not assume Push Back is only because others do not understand your idea;

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great company if you are in your 20s"

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

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

    Pros

    - Incredibly talented and driven people
    - Non-existent politics
    - You learn a LOT every day

    Cons

    - "NO" work/life balance. It is a great company to be in when you are in your 20s and can spend a lot of extra hours
    - Every mistake gets highlighted in the review
    - No credit given for going out of your way to do something (because that is expected)
    - Very poor (read non existent) perks
    - Very high churn (within one year I was the third most senior member of my team). This means that you have to constantly pitch in to mentor/train new hires (mostly new graduates)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Work hard, have fun, make history...empahsis on Work Hard"

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

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

    Pros

    The compensation is good, the working environment is excellent, and you are surrounded by motivated, intelligent people.

    Cons

    The commute can be a pain if you don't like in SLU. Long hours and extreme productivity are always expected but there is nothing wrong with that and part of the reason the company is so successful.

    Advice to Management

    There are dogs all over the campus. How about kids? On site day care would be a huge benefit to your employees.

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