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Helpful (5)

"High Risk, High Reward"

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Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cincinnati, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Salary is good. Get stock vests over first 4 years. Very challenging and will push you to your limits, and beyond. I have grown as a leader 2 fold in 3 years. Amazon focuses on holding managers accountable and thus creates an environment of success. Highly driven by a feedback-centered culture.

Cons

No good training process for managers. It's a "sink or swim" environment. This is a product of the internet-speed growth that Amazon faces. This is the high risk part of the job, but if you make it, great things can happen

Advice to Management

Don't leave your leadership on a island to "figure it out for themselves". This is chewing people up and you're losing great talent. Focus on your leadership they way your leadership focuses on the associates.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Very labor intensive."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, could be better.

    Cons

    Apply directly through Amazon. Do Not go through a staffing agency, it takes forever to get converted.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to delegate and stop flexing up every single shift, it is really uncool to have a scheduled shift where you may have to work an hour more or less everyday. Most sane people like to go home when their shift is scheduled to end.


  2. "It's been a really good learning experience but stressful at times."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good and it's easy to get the tools you need.

    Cons

    High stress and demanding at times

    Advice to Management

    You need to work on retaining your key people.

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