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"You get out what you put in, but there's a balance"

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Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Competitive salary
Smart people
Nice offices in Clausen
Efforts being made to raise sociability
Employees are encouraged to be proactive and 'go and fix stuff' that can turn into interesting projects. A lot of trust is given to employees

Cons

Work-life balance could do with an overhaul.. some employees seem to work very silly hours and I personally believe management could do more to counteract this - yes it's good that people are dedicated and hard working but I sometimes wonder if people work long because they feel it is expected - is it often for optics..?

Advice to Management

Lead by example, more emphasis on Have Fun please!

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Overworked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazon requires a lot in terms of professionalism, and truly does have the customer's satisfaction at heart. You'll be working with some of the best engineers in the industry.

    Cons

    I think the customer's needs come before the employees. While this is as it should be, a larger portion of the profits thus generated should come back to the employees by way of extra shares.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon leadership principles do not include something that rewards employees for unselfishly thinking of other employees. This causes the company culture to be a bit too weighted in terms of personal ambition and sometimes non-constructive competition between employees.


  2. "Awesome"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture at Amazon. and everyday is a day 1

    Cons

    Have seen none till now

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