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"Frupidity= Frugality + Stupidity = Amazon Core Value"

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Current Employee - Data Center Engineer
Current Employee - Data Center Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

If you see a problem, no one is going to stop you from grabbing it and developing an improvement

Cons

Highly unlikely that your pro-active efforts to fix a problem will benefit you personally. I witnessed manager directly benefiting (promotion) from other peoples initiative. Totally ripped off the people who developed the ideas, claiming them as his own. As George Bush Jr tried to say, "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."

Advice to Management

Cutting costs and limiting promotions in order to keep the cost down is not a long-term winning strategy. Your best people just leave in frustration. You end up with weird long-timers who have never advanced a level in years of service.
Also preventing level advancement when internally transferring is a huge disincentive. In fact, the entire advancement structure only provides incentive to do the least work necessary to keep your job.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Senior Catalogue Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Catalogue Associate in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Catalogue Associate in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Not so bossy environment
    - Compensation benefits
    - Work culture
    - Shift timings
    - Good Transport facilty
    - Awesome ppl
    - Quarterly outings and yearly bash

    Cons

    - On-site? What the heck is it?
    - Fast growth? Nah..you are in 'cheap labour' plan of ours.
    - Work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Just like recruitment process, negotiation process needs a sensible panel. REVAMP!


  2. "Great work plave"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    Lack of communication amongst all levels

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