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"This company took a lot out of me"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Packer in Jeffersonville, IN
Former Employee - Packer in Jeffersonville, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The supervisors were friendly and personable. The benefits were good.

Cons

They weren't fair with some of their policies such as being cross-trained in different areas. Also they forced overtime when not needed. Would not let the workers lean on something making us have to stand in one spot for 10 hours. The air inside the facility was harmful to me.

Advice to Management

Lighten up and treat your employees better.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A place where integrity and intelligence meet ingenuity and creativity to make customers #1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn, grow, innovate, create, and make history. You have an amazing opportunity to do some amazing things here.

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be better. They still joke about "owning" you after you become a blue-badge. Working OT is expected and basically a "norm" to survive the pace. Typical work week can be 50+ hours if there is a lot of deadlines to meet.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better about organization wide changes and business direction.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Leave amazon alone if you're not a workaholic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -decent pay & signon bonus.
    -Big company, talent teammates.

    Cons

    -unrealistic project schedule, but manager don't think so, they think devs can solve all the problems in a short time. Managers don't care about devs.
    -teammates are very aggressive.
    -oncall is horrible. you're paid as SDE but you're also doing the job as SDET and support engineer

    Advice to Management

    Slow down a little bit and do a better schedule, if you're not coding, please take some time to rethink if some features are realistic for the devs. Try to be nice to non-native speakers, we're human not machines.

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