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"Great Place to Work with Smart People, but You Won't be Coddled"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Smart People
- Innovative Company
- Lots of Autonomy in many areas of company
- Intense Passionate Place -- I consider this a pro most of the time :)

Cons

- Work/Life Balance is not great for many
- Based out of Seattle-- it rains a lot
- Experience varies widely from group to group -- choose carefully

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Physical torture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid every two weeks.

    Cons

    Management treats associates like they are ignorant. They gave unrealistic expectations to meet pick and pack rates. Order pickers have a path that is determined by Amazons computer system. Associates have NO control over this path yet we are judged by it. Management even states that pick paths are poor yet when the weekly review paperwork arrives this fact is forgotten and we are to blame for any shortfall.
    Packers are rated by units per hour without regard to events that slow them down beyond their control - how insulting.
    Management ignores feedback and moves forward with a deaf ear to reality. Regular unannounced mandatory overtime without regard to associates physical weariness is comon. More people need to be hired to address the workload but there are only so many people available in a geographic area. Eventually they will run out of people who will put up with the abuse. Opportunity to train new employees by current employees results in most of them goofing off and not working.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates. We are smarter than you realize. If you don't believe we are working follow us if you can keep up.


  2. "Best place I have worked."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Huntington, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company shows real desire to help you improve yourself. If you make the effort you can move up.

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be frustrating, but not the fault of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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