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"Soul Sucking Poor Management"

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

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

Pros

The potential upside of the stock payout in 4 years. Lots of really enthusiastic people (well initially anyway)

Cons

Soul crushing work hours. Expected to be available 24/7. Some of the poorest management skills I have seen. Benefits for medical are average and the 401(k) is a joke. You don't vest for 3 years on the company match. Just another handcuff. The Anytime Feedback tool is a passive aggressive way of feedback for any employee to spew frustrations without any justification whatsoever. Oh, and you can spend your lifetime writing white papers that often go nowhere. How archaic in the only way to present or discuss an idea. I don't know how many trees are killed to print on paper (heaven forbid a soft copy) and then to sit all together in a room to read and discuss. Time killing and brain numbing exercise.

Advice to Management

Think of ways to be more innovative. Dump those terrible managers. This is not a place to tolerate such poor behavior. be more flexible and provide better work environments.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Customers first, Employees fifth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Petersburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work as a picker or stower, this job can give you a great workout. The people are mostly very friendly and approachable and it is customary to engage in a little chit-chat in order to maintain sanity. Full-time permanent employees get lots of chances to take time off including paid time and the dress code is very liberal.

    Cons

    While some days can be worse than others, the work is generally extremely monotonous. Burnout is inevitable. The atmosphere on the floor and get lonely and at times depressing as it seems that no one really wants to be here. The rules tend to be hypocritical (you can actually be stopped for moving too fast) and only emphasize how dumb and devoid of intellect this job is.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like robots. Music should be played more often to ease the monotony.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Finance is an afterthought"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people; Solid pay when factoring in restricted stock units

    Cons

    Ironically, information systems are bolted together with no coherence...just one-off solutions that get rolled out company wide.

    Advice to Management

    Invest some capital in professional information systems

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