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"Great place to gain varied experience"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- High Hiring Bar
- Your career is your responsibility
- Gain a lot of experience in a short time
- Autonomy is readily granted (just keep on track with your annual goals)
- Great place for recent graduates to start careers

Cons

- Need to wear a lot of hats
- Review process is short and intense
- Some managers have little time to advise career development
- High pressure environment with long hours expected (work-life balance can be difficult)

Not a con, more of a note of advice:
One needs to keep skills and qualifications on par or above the current hiring bar. Even with hard work and dedication, one can become no longer be qualified for the current job easily. Keep note of the qualifications of new colleagues and strive to equal them.

Advice to Management

Push the mentor program. Since mentors have chosen to volunteer their time to help others, employees might find it easier get career development help. Senior execs tell employees to contact their managers for career advice, however managers are usually very busy just keeping up and may not have time available.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative and fast place to work"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Innovative
    -Fast paced.
    -Lots of smart people.

    Cons

    -Lack of proper career growth.
    -No tuition supplement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse slave work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes you would find an open box of candy to eat.

    Cons

    They worked you like a slave. The breaks were not enough for all the running we had to do throughout the ginormous wear house. They should definitely pay more. In the summertime it was beyond unbearably hot and it is very hard to make rate as a picker.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure


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