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"Very growth oriented."

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Former Employee - IT/Facilities Technician in Nashua, NH
Former Employee - IT/Facilities Technician in Nashua, NH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Stock compensation plans are generous. Managers push you to develop to your full potential and beyond and will support you. Very family like culture and if you make or exceed their minimum requirements when you first come on board, you do have a real opportunity for success. Amazon deeply appreciates anyone with solid leadership abilities. They aggressively seek to recruit military personnel and will take seriously any genuine recommendations for improvement even from their lowest level associates.

Cons

There can be a lot of hard work with little time to do it in. Work life balance can be very challenging. Amazon practices a lean culture but it is at times a little too lean to the point where resources are not available achieve goals. They also focus a lot of relocation so if you really want to go far in the company, don't expect to settle down in one geographical area for many years.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing while still recognizing that at the end of the day family is what life is all about.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Customer focused, not employee focused"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will learn what it really means to be customer centric.
    Company is much less bureaucratic than other large tech companies.
    If you are smart, motivated, single and have no other commitments you can succeed.
    You will learn a lot and ship a lot. It is true that 1 year experience at Amazon is equivalent to 2 years at any other large tech company.

    Cons

    Company is customer focused, not employee focused. Management does not care about you as a person. If you have kids and your wife is working, then Amazon is not for you.
    A lot of churn in many groups. Plans, designs and everything else changes all the time. You have to be good at handling such churn.
    A lot is expected from you. You need to be able to handle a lot of stress, be great at multitasking, and should be available round the clock (e.g early morning meetings with Europe and late night meetings with teams in India).

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is trying to achieve ambitious goals through brute force instead of coming up with creative solutions.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Nice pay, but not enough pay to deal with the favoritism and discouragement from higher tiers."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Plainfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and time off once hired.

    Cons

    never good enough to some managers esp. if they already don't like you

    Advice to Management

    Bring better attitudes and respect to the table and you will def. get the same in return


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