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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 for Amazon

  1. "It's always the first day"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - "Seller Support" Operations in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - "Seller Support" Operations in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The day is never boring, people are nice, managers are helpful. Your colleagues are like your family away from home. A lot can be learnt at Amazon, they train you with dedication and the trainers are all well certified and very knowledgeable. There is growth opportunities if you are doing well/really well.

    Cons

    Timings (Shifts if you are working outside US), You could miss your break times, clocks and timers are needed to remind the employees, that it's time for break.


  2. "awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - CSA in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Intern - CSA in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great and amazing place to be at

    Cons

    TOO Good to have any contraints

    Advice to Management

    nothing

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