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"You are not a person"

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Former Contractor - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Former Contractor - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You can bring your dog to work.

Cons

No one cares about you, it is all about the task at hand. Limited long term future shared.

Advice to Management

If you truly believe in your leadership principles, understand the laws of diminishing returns of your "human capital"

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Was happy at one point..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Shepherdsville, KY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Shepherdsville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits: Health insurance, 401K, stock options
    My Time
    Meeting new and different people

    Cons

    in picking: pick paths were iffy...rates were always harped on weekly!
    breaks were short (i.e. a 15 minute break was really a 10 min. break)
    too much favoritism
    if you hit above/beyond rate or are trying to move up w/o kissing up, its hard to get recognized.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "The retention in this company is really low and there are good reasons for that"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Smart people, although most of them leaves the company in ~1.5 years from their arrival.
    2. Be part of big projects.
    3. The compensation is ok.

    Cons

    1. Bad management.
    2. On-call rotation in most places.
    3. Parking isn't free for employees.
    4. Very hard to get promoted.
    5. Noisy work environment.
    6. Very low retention rates.
    7. Poor work-life balance (I remember more than one month that I've worked more than 13 hours a day and on weekends for the entire month).
    8. The company isn't enthusiast about applying it employees for a green-card.

    Advice to Management

    Start taking care of your employees.

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