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  1. Helpful (1)

    "This is now Day 2"

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    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Currently ahead of the game and ahead of many of its competitors. Wall street loves it, which makes it easier when it comes to taking risks.

    Cons

    The company has a philosophy of treating its people as dispensable, and like stuff that rolls downhill, this goes across the board from the top all the way to the bottom. Amazon has in the past few years been making attempts to address some of its PR problems, however, the attempts are not sincere. This is not a company that realizes that its true worth comes from the people that work for them. This is a company... that is obsessed about itself and its so called Leadership principles, however the company today is a faint image of its former self, given that most of the class A talent, those who joined the company when it was truly a Day One company, have left the company and moved on to better pastures. Many of the leaders that are left behind are Tier B or Tier C, especially VPs and Directors who have remained VPs and Directors 10-12 years since joining Amazon. Much of the success of the company is attributed to Jeff Bezos, however the fact remains that his wife, Mackenzie, has been very key and instrumental to making Amazon what it became, being that she paid close attention to the daily workings of the company and many of the Customer facing ideas came from her (many can and will attest to her involvement of the day to day). The current situation rips open the mystique of JeffB and lays bare the fact that he is no super human, and he owes his success to the efforts of many of those who worked for him, toiling many late hours, and didn't get to enjoy the benefits commensurate to their efforts.

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    Advice to Management

    Grow in your humility and integrity or face tough days ahead. Let go of the VPs who have not demonstrated value.

    Amazon2019-03-26
  1. "No complaints"

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    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver/Stockroom 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Hard labor, but it's what the job is

    Amazon2019-09-27
  2. Helpful (1985)

    "You Get What You Put In"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

    Amazon2016-01-11

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