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"Geeks vs. non-Geeks / Technical vs. non-technical people"

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Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazon is a force for Human Progress.

Cons

Everyone knows that Amazon sells at a deep, deep discount, to gain loyalty and market share. Amazon is a big bully.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "good place to start"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to start career but not good to stay

    Cons

    not good engineering environment and technical background on managers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "they tell you to climb their ladder, but put a cap on the first step!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    its a job in this down market

    Cons

    no foreseeable long term growth in the company, just one step for about 95% of employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop what you are doing and ask the little people what the want and really listen, don't just listen to them about ways to improve processes and squeeze every last drop of positive energy out of the little people. Listen to what they really want about the quality of life feedback (pay) , why is it that the individual who has no rate has and no pressure for quality gets the same pay as PIT driver the could very well lose their job for a small accident or a dockworker who forgets to check a box on a piece of paper but everything. Even though i have only seen about a dozen of those instances, just the stress alone of am i going to lose my job over an unchecked box should see pay increases,the final note is why is cost of living not accounted for in pay example, the pay in the Tennessee is the same as Arizona or even California, $12 an hour in Tennessee is an average to above average pay for that area, AZ its on the lower end for instance other warehousing pay in the area is $14-$18 starting, and in California any job less than $20 is constant stress and worry


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