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"Disdain and contempt for candidates does not equal Customer Centric"

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

free pizza weekly; some good co-workers that want to do a good job but get bogged down in sending crappy candidates just for numbers stake not because they remotely meet the bar for the role.

Cons

The disdain and contempt that interviewers have for candidates is overwhelming and embarrassing; managers miss calls, reschedule at the last minute or want to talk to people on the weekends....guess who gets the call from the irate candidate on the weekend? They talk about leadership principals and finding the best of the best but they pay crappy, have mediocre benefits....nickel and dime you on stocks that cost you coming and going. Throwing paper at the managers of unqualified candidates who have never been contacted is like a 3rd Party Agency mentality.

Advice to Management

Get better tools so recruiters do not spend so much time in between 3 systems; reporting for reporting sake is stupid; capture actual data of results versus throwing paper at managers. Finally have people in leadership roles that have actually recruited with these systems; having a director who has never recruited makes no sense as they have no understanding of recruiting and what good quality recruiting is.

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    Current Contractor - Seller Support Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Seller Support Associate in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

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    Current Employee - Inbound Receiver in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Inbound Receiver in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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    Pros

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    Cons

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the associate better.

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