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"Not enough advancement oppurtunities"

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Former Employee - Inventory Control in Lenexa, KS
Former Employee - Inventory Control in Lenexa, KS
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Its a fun place to work with a competitive benefit package.

Cons

Management has no communication with employees and poor recognition for top performers.

Advice to Management

Clean up the "favorites" system that they run off. People who deserve the promotion should get the opportunity to show you their potential. Instead, they pick who ever kisses the most a**.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was great and they are a good employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly upper management. Loved the enviroment and people always seemed happy to be there. It was a great time and experience.

    Cons

    Long hours with overnight shifts. Not the best for work and life balance, but still manageable. Some of the employees were not the best to be around, but it will be like that anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and make sure to relate to lower level employees


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Gainful employment, painful experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Fast paced and diverse opportunties.
    2. Very talented employees due to high hiring bar
    3. Good pay.

    Cons

    1. Transactional (financial and not social) contract between company and employees. Poor work life balance and lack of employee satisfaction improvement measures. Lots of employees leave within few years.
    2. Matrix structures and cross functional teams cause excessive tension and performance drain.
    3. Messaging and projecting are valued more than execution.

    Advice to Management

    Please invest in improving employee satisfaction by providing them an environment to perform better and also developing their career. The company culture rewards cool ideas and bold people. Ideas are dime a dozen, its the execution that matters. Value hard working people who actually move the needle and not just the loudest ones. Recruiting highly talented resources , squeezing every bit from them and relying merely on high salary payment for retention is not a sustainable solution. The company needs transformational leadership.

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