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"Frugal all the way"

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Current Employee - TPM in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - TPM in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Like any other software company

Cons

Frugal to the power 10

Advice to Management

Think about employees for a second

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Fast growth leads to growing pains in fulfillment network"

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    Former Intern - Pathways Operations Intern in Lexington, KY
    Former Intern - Pathways Operations Intern in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people; fast-paced environment; strong performance; constant effort to improve operations
    Everyone I met was energetic and eager to improve operations in the warehouse. They are quant hounds who know how to use data to make decisions so this is a great place to test your analytical skills.

    Cons

    Burn out in staff at fulfillment centers leads to chronic short-staffing and unhappy hourly workers; Christmas peak season is a crazy time and not for the faint of heart! Having grown at 30% CAGR for years, the strains are really felt on the ground in delivering to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your hiring practices to reduce staff stress


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    "Good people, interesting work, global impact."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    + Fascinating work
    + Immediate global impact
    + Folks are generally motivated, smart, and capable.
    + Scale.

    Cons

    - Company is so cheap it's insane. Devs are forced to buy your own hardware in many cases. Amazon pays $250k / year for an senior engineer, and then provides a $399 laptop and won't upgrade it for 3 years. No dual monitors. The list goes on and on. It's insane and frankly just stupid.
    - On-Call. This is core to Amazon, and is really a huge place of indescribable suckage.
    - Mysterious review process. Just as bizarre and opaque as Microsoft's.
    - Parking. There is none. Amazon doesn't pay much towards it, so you're stuck paying out of pocket.
    - Starting Vacation is 2 weeks, no exceptions. Coming from MSFT I had 5 weeks / year.
    - No tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    1. Frugality is one thing, but stupid is another. Buy modern hardware and software for folks who need it.
    2. Figure out how to treat employee's better. Parking.
    3. Competitive benefits package, especially around vacation.

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