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"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
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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

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Not for people who want to slide by in life."

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    Current Employee - Sourcer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sourcer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -No micromanagement. Everyone is encouraged to do their job the way they think will be the most productive. You're free to be creative in order to be successful!
    -Great culture. Dogs, jeans, high-fives, gongs, and some of the smartest people I've ever met!
    -This is by far the most innovative, progressive, and collaborative business I've had the pleasure of working for. I'm blown away at this huge corporation's ability to function like a start-up.
    -Upper management is very involved in all day-to-day processes. It's a flatter organization than most.

    Cons

    -It's hard work. Every day.
    -The organization is ever-changing which makes it difficult to "get used to" your job.


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    "Intense, dysfunctional, yet satisfying"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong, customer-focused culture
    - Work with brilliant and motivated talent
    - Decent compensation (as long as stock keeps defying gravity)
    - High degree of ownership, feel like you can make a difference

    Cons

    - Micromanagement culture
    - Senior leaders don't speak plainly, expect you to mind read
    - Challenging work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Set clear and aggressive goals and expectations, then get out of the way. The micromanagement and death by status meeting is a growing problem...

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