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"Amazon is too distracted"

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Former Employee - Area Manager in Reno, NV
Former Employee - Area Manager in Reno, NV
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It's nice to be part of a growing company, everyday is a challenge, company really does put customer first. If you have energy, they have projects to do and want you to do them.

Cons

Management turnover very high, HR is pays more respect to temporary help than its own managers. Pathways program is a major failure for those in it and those not. Many in senior management do not have professional experience or conduct. The senior managers dump all their work on the Ops, then tell them they suck if they don't perform. The software in the scanners absolutely sucks. What they call 'being frugal' most people call cheap.Their long term plan is one week. If you work less than 60 hours you're not a good leader.

Advice to Management

Stop staring at spreadsheets and actually do something. HR should spend less time on temps and more time on development plans. A high hiring bar doesn't mean being a workaholic from Harvard. Good managers don't need to be the smartest people in the world, they need to know how to keep people motivated and give them the tools to do so.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you like warehousing work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay & Benefits
    Management treats employees with respect

    Cons

    Monotonous work
    Too many hours during holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people during holiday season so employees don't have to work 60 hour work weeks.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, reputable company, decent benefits

    Cons

    ZERO work/life balance, Inconsistency among departments about Flex time/flexibile scheduling; Managers are not effective at training or developing employees, Managers play favorites and if you aren't part of the "in crowd", you are railroaded out

    Advice to Management

    Train managers to actually manage people; Offer employees flexibile schedules consistently - should not be left up to managers to decide who gets to work flexibile schedule and who doesn't

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