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"Great Benefits"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Nashville, TN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits are top notch for the area.

Cons

Upper management has little interest in promoting qualified associates.

Advice to Management

Become more transparent, let the people know what is really going on. Reward them for the good they do!

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Warehouse employees are REQUIRED to work to the bone! Beware it is tuff work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazon offers great benefits like stock shares when you are full- time. Always busy so hours aren't and issue and competitive pay raises**! You receive a raise every six months then they are given annually. Quick and easy to make money with a seasonal position.

    Cons

    Seasonal is comparable to sweatshop work! Very tuff physical labor and expect a mandatory schedule of 60 hours.- full time positions have been rumored ( and lived up to) unemployment after " maxing out on their payroll scales... Warehouse workers will make about $14 hourly and they find ways to fire people ( not my experience) after they have been maxed at the $14** hr mark.... You max out after about 4 years, right when employees are comfortable with their position and relying on the income... Amazon hubs do not seem to value their employees and do not tell a whole lot about their company in whole upon highering... Let alone your position and what your position means to the company.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Amazon Fulfillment-- Cutthroat and soul crushing environment that looks like a ticking time bomb from within."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager (Controller) in Coffeyville, KS
    Former Employee - Finance Manager (Controller) in Coffeyville, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive-- as long as the stock price continues to climb. Turnover is high so there are plenty of opportunities for promotion. In the fulfillment centers Controllers work with a high degree of independence.

    Cons

    Turnover is high which hurts continuity and effectiveness. 60-70 hour work weeks are the norm rather than the exception. Management is often verbally abusive and behaves with a sense of entitlement. Financial consolidation and reporting is a nightmare as it's a patchwork of Excel workbooks tied together with buggy VBA code. Finance tools available at every other medium to large business are non-existent. SOX compliance terrified me given absence of tools to establish effective control of assets and inventory.

    Advice to Management

    The number of employees willing and able to absorb the abuse required for being part of a startup is limited. The mantra in Seattle is that "it's still Day1" but the truth of the matter is that you are now a very large company and the pool of candidates will to absorb the abuse that comes with a startup has been exhausted. Now that the pool of potential employees includes a lot of people just looking to hold a job and grow a career (not looking for the giant payday associated with a start-up) the management approach needs to change. The extremely high turnover rate (25-30% within 12 months) should be a clear signal that your current culture limits your growth potential.

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