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"Fast Paced though casual"

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Current Employee - Technician in West Columbia, SC
Current Employee - Technician in West Columbia, SC
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Company name, casual though fast paced atmosphere, nice people. Having Amazon on your resume certainly is a plus, when you go looking for other work. And it is building for FCs across the country so opportunities to move up in the company come often.

Cons

Going through security, low pay, departments don't always work well together.

Advice to Management

Make hand-offs between day and nights more complete. Inbound and Outbound need to work better together.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

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    "Great company to start your career!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Site Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Site Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of responsibility at a very early stage. Within months, straight out of college, I was managing merchandising for vendors who make millions in revenues with Amazon and doing onsite and e-mail promotions seen by thousands, all with minimal supervision.
    - Good structure if you're in the leadership programs (MBA, undergrad, etc.) in terms of trainings, social events, and assigned mentors and buddies. I've heard non-program employees get much less structured onboardings, however.
    - Exposure to an amazing company philosophy and business strategy. Amazon isn't paying lip service when it says it focuses on customers; every business decision is made with them in mind and in center. Managers know what they're doing, which helps eliminate confusion on your end.
    - Coworkers have been extremely friendly and helpful. I almost feel embarrassed asking so many questions, yet they have been patient and thorough in answering all of them.
    - Pay is good, although much of it is in stock and bonuses.

    Cons

    - Being 100% customer-focused means that the company doesn't have much attention left for employees. There's very few perks (no free lunches or frequent giveaways, for example) typical of tech companies, and chronic understaffing means employees often are forced to work long hours.
    - Internal employee tech support and troubleshooting is inconsistent at best, with quality of response and wait times varying wildly.
    - No one has the time or energy to hold your hand- although help is available, you have to be proactive in asking for it and knowing how to get the information you require for your job. You also have to be in charge of your own career development and networking- there are very few defined career paths and, again, no one is going to hold your hand.
    - I've heard promotions and raises are relatively rare compared to other companies, with much managerial hiring done externally. Turnover is high, due to both the pace of expansion and new hires and burnout of existing employees

    Advice to Management

    Raise perks to industry-standard level to keep employees, and do a better job at implementing career development programs and communicating clear promotion guidelines.


  2. "Fun place to work, great people, work hard to move up."

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    Current Employee - Associate in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Shepherdsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to move up if you work hard and make the right connections. Company highly values college degrees. Managers are usually fairly willing to help you in your career.

    Cons

    Starting pay is decent but not excellent, however you do get stocks fully vested at 2 years. Entry level pay caps out at $12.50, so if you plan on staying long you should definitely look into promoting. Hours can be long, and overtime is called often, but still an enjoyable place to work.

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