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"Frustrating"

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Camper Force in Coffeyville, KS
Current Contractor - Camper Force in Coffeyville, KS
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

You can work seasonally and get a lot of hours

Cons

Little to no choice in hours or schedule or position worked. Disorganized...can be moved from position to position at a moment's notice. Just get started on a project and get into a rhythm...then switched to another place where the "need" is greater. Can be switched around many times, or may ask to change positions and never get the chance.

Advice to Management

Try to stay consistent in what you say and then what you do. Your workers need to be flexible, but take some time to discover each of their strengths and weaknesses instead of treating them like machines.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Boring"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home
    Flexible (At first)

    Cons

    Get shouted at
    Gets boring at home alone
    Tiring


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Brutal"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is very customer centric, and tries to do the right thing for the customer. If you find right manager and mentor, you can build a good rewarding career here. The key is, right manager and mentor. Amazon is not a bad stepping stone to other companies where you can grow technically.

    Cons

    The work culture is brutal here. Sub-standard hardware, open rooms with lots of noise and chaos. Hard to get any work done. Everyday seems like a fire drill. And to add to that, middle management has no clue and is running around like chicken without a head. Managers have no vested interest in nurturing and developing their employees. You basically have to fend for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Attrition is high for a reason. Understand what motivates your employees and invest in their development. If you want to be a technology company, understand your biggest asset is your employees. And hire managers who have vested interest in developing their employees, and value different work styles rather than trying to fit everyone into one mold.

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