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"Ridiculous policy ridiculous turnover rate"

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Current Employee - Fulfillment Specialist in Gouldsboro, PA
Current Employee - Fulfillment Specialist in Gouldsboro, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

They keep you informed about what is going on in the company benefits are great and pay is getting better

Cons

They go threw employees like no other company I have ever seen I was only there for a little over a month and employees were dropping like flies it is a concern for everyone that works there everyone who works there asks how much longer till their number is up I personally know of at least 18 employees being fired just since I was there some deserved it but most where excellent employees that were fired for ridiculous reasons like stretching, telling management a concern they had, and even for writing the wrong date on a piece of paper for overtime.if you're honestly considering working for this company do yourself a favor only plan on it being extremely temporary while you look for another job....unless of course you are absolutely perfect and flawless in every way just because you show up when you're supposed too and work at 110% is not enough for this company!!!!!!!!

Advice to Management

If you have an employee that is a great employee you should keep then working for you and not make it impossible to keep working hard for you

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great learning experience while drinking from a firehose"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TPM in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - TPM in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    "A month at Amazon is like a year elsewhere" is the standing joke. You learn more than at most companies and are given high level ownership from the outset. The co-workers are amazing, smart, and collegial.

    Cons

    The hours can be daunting, often requiring work past 10 pm or midnight for weeks on end. The compensation is negotiated upon hire and will remain largely unchanged. The company intentionally underhires. Sacrifices for the sake of the company are not always appreciated as much as expected. Company culture a few years back was phenomenal but has steadily been disappeared with high level hires from other tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    More mentoring, and set employees up for success with regular feedback. Move away from static annual reviews when the technology changes faster than the goals at the beginning of the year.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very challenging, some favoritism but great learning opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Colleagues - most are very smart and extremely driven
    - type of work - new grads can be put on big projects very quickly
    - competitive base salary
    - metrics driven - I've seen Senior financial analysts successfully contest comments from directors using metrics

    Cons

    - no surprise, long hours
    - very "pressure cooker" type of environment, can get tiring very quickly
    - colleagues are not always the friendliest
    - benefits compared to other tech companies is sub par

    Advice to Management

    Improve work/life balance and benefits - long hours with low benefits is never a good formula

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