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"Be prepared to go the distance"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Hardworking people committed to constantly innovating and reinventing, ability to create and monitor content, vast and immense experience working in a fast-paced environment that can turn on a dime.

Cons

Be prepared to give up work/life balance, as most jobs require 50 hour weeks absolute minimum. Willingness to be on call 24/7. Depending on your team, proper social form goes out the window; it's a sink-or-swim type of place.

Advice to Management

Rethink the review process - soul-crushing and not reinforcing.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Vendor Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent, face paced, hard working people and environment

    Cons

    Relatively lower pay offset with stock

    Advice to Management

    Management is above average


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Work hard(er), have (some) fun, make history."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay. You are well compensated for your time while hourly, but once crossing the bridge to salaried...
    stocks. Variable compensation bonus (monthly or quarterly) . You will work hard, but its challenging/interesting work.

    Cons

    work. life. balance. Have a kid? be prepared not to see them. Same for a spouse. Once you are a level 4 (area manager and up) prepared to work from home answering emails almost constantly. Its a fine fit for someone young/single but beyond that, the hours 50-55 regularly, 70-80 during "peak" if not more.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the work loads better by hiring more staff. Standard work is a buzz word we throw about constatly, but its not practiced from building to building and shift to shift.

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