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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazon is not what you would imagine"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Content Marketing Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for less than a year

    Pros

    - Has some of the best perks and benefits in any company, the salary is really up there - People are nice and helpful, as long as you don't waste their time - The whole company revolves around facts and stats!

    Cons

    - The culture is absolutely uninspiring, being simply played back at you at every step of the way - Slough and the whole Slough office is in terrible shape and is a poor location for entertainment - Is extremely bureaucratic sometimes

    Advice to Management

    - Split the company between Retail and Tech/Media, change the culture of the Tech/Media side of things

    Amazon2015-05-26
  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome hours from the start and very awesome pay

    Cons

    None its great. I love it

    Amazon2019-07-14
  2. Helpful (1934)

    "You Get What You Put In"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

    Amazon2016-01-11

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