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Helpful (5)

"Not the best place to work"

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Current Employee - Area Manager
Current Employee - Area Manager
Doesn't Recommend

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

Pros

Good relocation compensation.
3 days off.

Cons

Amazon treats it's employees really poorly.
You have no say in what shift you will work...you basically sell your soul to the company.
Work extremely long hours.
Extremely disorganized company.
Don't offer any type of valuable training.
Expected to micromanage even though they claim that it's not what they want to do.
Very high turn over rate.
Amazon doesn't do anything to keep it's managers happy.
Work environment feels like a sweatshop.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Not a great place to work as Full-time perm"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    lots of money and good benefits

    Cons

    no time to live your life. The hours will kill any family life you want. They hire you and you have a brief honeymoon period of about 1 month but after 2 months the honeymoon is over. Be prepared to work your butt off and if you can't then be ready to work somewhere else. Oh and the signing bonus they will want that back if you didn't last a year at amazon. I feel sorry for all the college students getting out of college and working for amazon. Amazon is using and abusing you. Believe it.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the CEO


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Work is a four letter word at Amazon."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative and creative, Amazon pushes the boundaries of e-tailing.

    Cons

    They will work you like a dog. Get ready for long hours, weekends and a work life balance that will be throw off your social schedule. Amazon will due the bare minimum to fall in line with city, state and national laws and regulations but don't expect anything more than that.

    Advice to Management

    You will continue to see high turnover as long as the current structure exists. Lack of respect, trust and career development are just a few shortcomings of the Amazon culture.

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