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"A lot of advancement opportunities if you are in "The Boys Club""

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Former Employee - Area Manager in Plainfield, IN
Former Employee - Area Manager in Plainfield, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Above average compensation, good benefits

Cons

Very hard to make a name for yourself if you are not in "The Boys Club". This generally means that you went to some prestegious college with an MBA or are ex-military. If you are not willing to work at least 60 hours a week and have Amazon be your #1 priority you are perceived as a slacker and lazy. There is definite favoritism by upper management. If you do not fit the mold do not expect to be promoted or last long with the company.

Advice to Management

Invest time in your managers. Give them constructive and positive feedback on how to get to the next level. Don't treat your manager as they are always replaceable. It stresses them out and causes them to look for a job elsewhere.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Very fast paced work environment, that is rewarding if you put in the work necessary"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, very optimistic future for the company as far as job security as well as great bonuses

    Cons

    I have yet to find a con about working for Amazon.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Terrible place to work.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% off on Amazon products..

    Cons

    What do you get when you combine the retail mindset of Amazon with the hubris of Microsoft? AWS!

    From top to bottom, this company drinks Bezos koolaid so much, its scary.. For example, why are there 13 leadership principles? When someone asked that, first he got stares from everyone in the room, then the official answer was "that was Jeff came up with"..If you go any further, you are not "Amazon caliber" hire..
    You are not supposed to use Powerpoint at meetings. Why? Jeff said so..
    You are encouraged to rat on everyone else in your team. There is even an official process for that via surveys..
    The first thing you will learn is how to avoid a lawsuit..
    Just read how they treat folks that works in their warehouse before you join AWS...

    There are tons of good options in technology.. Why waste your time with this zoo?

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