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"Work hard. Make history. Still waiting for the fun..."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager
Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Intelligent counterparts and colleagues.
-Great stock and investment opportunities.
-Internal and lateral transfers galore!

Cons

-Complete lack of anything resembling mentorship.
-Leadership only embraces company philosophies when its convenient to the point of hypocrisy.
-It's a complete grind every day to perform better than the last.

Advice to Management

Invest time and development into your employees!

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Overall great experience, worked with great people that I could learn from"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great people, interesting problems, great company to be a part of, great company values and leadership principles, good culture, focus on engineers

    Cons

    Oncall can suck depending on the team, general team culture and work practices can vary largely throughout the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing overall, but make sure that you pay attention to what's going on at the level of individual teams


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A First-Hand Experience in One of the Biggest Online Retailers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Contractor - Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience to see the inner-workings of Amazon.com distribution centers.

    Cons

    Organization within the distribution departments were poor, and could have been much better managed.

    Prepare for the mandatory overtime during the holiday season!

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better communication between your staffed workers and your own Amazon.com employees. Standards between the two groups were different, and communication issues led to some staffers being fired for not meeting Amazon.com standards, although they were meeting the staffing company's standards.

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