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"Fast paced"

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent Learning Opportunities. You can drink as much from the fire hose.

Cons

Not favorable for work-life balance. You really need to stay here looong to get the rewards.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Awesome!"

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    Former Contractor - Site Editor in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Site Editor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, great tools, lots of helpful team members

    Cons

    lower pay rate for market


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great resume builder for your next role"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Hebron, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great experience, kind of a sink or swim environment so being proactive and taking the initiave and quick learners are a huge plus. Either way, you are going to put in situations outside of you comfort zone.
    - Nice signing bonus, mediocre salary
    - great resume builder, especially for any candiates that came straight from college like me
    - Lots of responibilites so the work is more rewarding

    Cons

    - Long hours, I had to open the building at 6:30am (my shift was 7am-5pm), didn't end up leaving til 6pm every nite
    - Even longer hours during "peak" season, I'm talking about ridiculous long hours like 6 days a week/12hr days for a couple months is normal during holiday peak season
    - The environment, between the managers, it is very competitive for your department to hit rates, this creates an environment where any manager will talk behind you back at your expense to make themselves look better
    - Yes you have vacation hours but using them is very unlikely, hard to take time off. You can count on not making it to you family thanksgiving/christmas events.

    Advice to Management

    - More involved in daily operations, as in periodic visits to the floor, just so the area managers feels more involved with senior management

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