Amazon - Obsessed with growth with no time for their people | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (8)

    "Obsessed with growth with no time for their people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Marketing in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is very bright and driven so you never need to carry anyone - they'd get fired long before that Career progression - you can move around easily and change job functions which offers a lot of opportunity Customer focus - they genuinely put the customer first which is rare for a company this size

    Cons

    Culture is very stressful - most people work evenings and weekend. There's no work-life balance, even at the more junior levels. Management are poorly trained and over-stretched. Tools are clunky and frustrating - they don't have dedicated analysts so you have to pull your own data from multiple sources. Too much admin at all levels - even MBAs and past consultants are given crap tasks to do.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time reshaping the company into what it should be 15 years down the line. Currently it's still working as a start up with dodgy hacks and patches, no policy and little structure. This can't be sustained.

    Amazon2013-07-31
  1. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome hours from the start and very awesome pay

    Cons

    None its great. I love it

    Amazon2019-07-14
  2. Helpful (1934)

    "You Get What You Put In"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

    Amazon2016-01-11

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