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"Corporate Analyst at "Burn and Churn" Company SLOUGH"

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Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good brand on your CV
Overview of different approach to ordinary problems (Amazon way is so peculiar that your experience won't be of any utility in another corporation), this should go in the Cons!!
Initial enthusiasm
No dress code

Cons

Work life balance is non - existent. The amount of work will grow with time as the Company is growing at incredible pace. Still you will have to perform to advance but also to simply keep your job. This means working long hours every day and all the weekends with the Company laptop, that all the employees have. Working smart means passing the ball that would not compromise your performance but most important you network, of course at detriment of the less connected colleagues. In this way your surviving will depend on your ability to step on the heads of the most "weak" employees, creating an awful "dog eat dog" environment. Political wars beetwen managers can last months and normally end up in the resignation of the looser and the elimination of all the looser followers. The aim of many managers seems the survival in the Company at total detriment of the efficiency of the systems, in this way, problems are left unresolved due to lack of support in the resolution until they become a case, old owners let go and new owners, more politically placed provide an adequate (or not, this is not relevant) solution. Must be a case that the majority of people leave before the 2 years of permanent employment, before the vesting of the Shares, so that the Company keeps the majority of the shares inhouse. Many people leave with no other job at hand, as mental sanity become more important than having an employment.

Advice to Management

I believe the Company is exactly where it wants to be.

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