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"Your experience there depends on the quality of your team and its leadership."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Rapidly-growing company that's willing to try new methods and ideas. They encourage creativity, individuality, and moving to different teams to learn new things. Fun, exciting industry. Stock options and employee discount.

Cons

Teams are frequently under-staffed for the workload. Management doesn't listen to employees. Tribal knowledge / lack of documentation are frustrating. "Do your own thing" means inconsistent standards.

Advice to Management

It isn't still "day one" - in some areas it's time to behave like a large, established company.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall, very positive experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Environment is set up to be a self-started experience, and one can learn a lot about the business and technologies used.

    Cons

    Not a great company if you need work/life balance. Some teams are not flexible enough to support that.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Most dysfunctional operation on the planet"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehuse Associate in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Warehuse Associate in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is indoors in a climate controlled environment,not too hot or cold.Wages are above minimum Some benefits Overall; better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick.

    Cons

    Rampant favoritism,Constant misinformation thePETER PRINCIPLE at its finest.Promotion and advancement from within nearly non-existent

    Advice to Management

    How about some consistency in management and not constant focus on production numbers to the detriment of all other considerations, ESPECIALLY SAFETY!!!!!

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