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Helpful (5)

"A good alternative to Microsoft"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Downtown Seattle location is very nice
Challenging Work
Decent compensation

Cons

Poor work environment (open floor)
EXTREME Cheapness (to the point of not having the tools to do jobs efficiently)
Insane security requirements and legal involvement
Hard to hire necessary workers

Advice to Management

Recognize that some jobs need quality equipment and sufficient resources.
Authorize more contract workers

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Loved Amazon! Great pay & benefits!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kennewick, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working for Amazon they have great pay & benefits. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly I would gladly work for Amazon again. You defiantly need computer skills and know how to talk to people, but you have plenty of other people around you that are more than willing to help.

    Cons

    The way they change the schedules every few months and how they decide who gets what schedule makes it hard for people with children. The surveys that are needed to be done by customers in order to get good ratings it's not all that fair some people vote no because you were unable to help them the way they wanted due to policy etc.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I will just stick with ordering from them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the people were cool to work with. The work was fairly easy and self explanatory. Probably would have been better if I was a permanent employee.

    Cons

    There could have been a better flow of communication and organization. Everybody wanted to be a boss, and the "leaders" were not competent in their jobs. Also, a little courtesy and respect can go a long way which some people here have not learned.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason why there is a high turnover. Figure it out and then maybe so much time and money won't be used to train new employees.

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