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"terrible work culture."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

fast paced. it's a go-go-go culture, dog eat dog world at Amazon
interview process is gruelling but fun.

Cons

Terrible work culture. Company leaders and senior managers are very negative, arrogant and verbally abusive. most employees do the equivalent of two to three jobs. Very stressful work environment. very short term oriented culture especially within teams. senior managers and leaders treat employees as a fungible resource not as assets. It is very hard to retain talent within the company. Medical benefits are terrible as is Amazon's 401K plan. Amazon takes frugal to a new extreme - there are no free drinks or food, no giving programs with employee matching to support the community. work is not challenging enough. there is a lot of busy work

Advice to Management

please change the highly political work environment.
take a longer term, strategic approach to work instead of the insane focus on short term results.
when hiring for fit, it is not just important to raise the hiring bar but it is also important to take a hard look at what can be done to support employees once they are hired

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazon - Gruelling and Demanding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Performance Driven
    High Bar Talent
    Very agile and no Bureaucracy
    In-hose technical skills and technologies are beyond compare
    More of a technology company and business does not run technical teams

    Cons

    Very adhoc and and top down strategy
    Largely driven by CEO and other are just order takers
    Growth with-in is very hard

    Advice to Management

    Stop Penny pinching in the name of frugality
    Make career growth easier
    Hire at the right level. Typically clearing the bar at the same level as current exp is difficuly causing heartburn


  2. "Good growth company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and dynamic environment. Lots to learn

    Cons

    work / life balance not there in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    none

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