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"This company took a lot out of me"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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 (4)

    "Wrong company for those who seek a work life balance."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good reputation with their customers

    Cons

    Oppressive work environment with no collegiality.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they are providing candid feedback.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Amazon's the world's largest non-profit startup"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost everyone at Amazon is very talented, and the culture that Amazon explicitly values is positively unique among other megacorporations. The company is pretty generous with stock grants, though they tend to have protracted vesting schedules (could hardly be more so).

    Cons

    What you've heard about pagers is true. Amazon is frugal to a fault, and most technical roles involve at least some portion of after-hours on-call operational support, no matter how talented you think you are. AWS is something of an exception; that org has more outsourced support teams to help with some of the more established service issues. Negotiate on the way in because, like many companies, annual compensation increases are modest at best. The company also has a very bad habit of buying the cheapest possible laptops for even its technical employees.

    Advice to Management

    Avoiding attrition by valuing your contributors is important! Small things can matter a lot more than they cost. Even young people need work/life balance for long-term success, and people at any age need to sleep uninterrupted most of the time.

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