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Good pay...does not care about employees

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Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA (US)
Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The pay at Amazon is very fair

Cons

They treat their employees as capital recources, not people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually show some real concern for your employees. You will end up with a happier and more prodcutive labor force.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Better than your average sweat shop!

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Very sharp people, cutting edge (with some blood flowing). Excellent hiring bonus. There are excellent "pockets" of staff -- but they tend to be the exception and not the rule.

    Cons

    Still suffers from high turnover with staff. Lack of significant experience in management result in a lot of pro-forma decisions and little empathy. There is a general feeling that employees are temporary (and will voluntarily or involuntarily move on) once they slip out of the top 40% of performers. Most recruits are straight from University and as a result, tend to be accepting of abuse that is common in grad schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your IT people growth -- Amazon profit margin is dropping towards negative fast. Shareholders may push for cuts -- and IT personnel costs is a big target. If you do any IT layoffs, this may result in the best moving on quickly elsewhere....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazon (Site Merchandising)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Constantly challenging and fast paced means never being bored at work

    Cons

    Politics, lack of upward mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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