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Personal Life, What is That?

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner
Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

Pros

If you can stay long enough, restricted stock is a good benefit.
Costs of health benefits are very reasonable
Less company politics than most companies

Cons

Long hours continue into non-peak times, no work life balance.
The workforce has over 50% new employees and turnover is very high
You work all holidays except Christmas and maybe New Years, if lucky
Micro manage the FCs, especially during peak
Share door desks with others, no personal space
Don't do enough with community service

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend some of the time and effort on employee satisfaction, not just customer satisfaction.
Spend more time doing exit interviews and implement some changes

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Growing company, not perfect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Industry leader
    Long term vision
    Great in execution

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Getting big
    Pay and benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ship Clerk  in  Breinigsville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Ship Clerk in Breinigsville, PA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people were great. I met a lot of people that I was happy to work with. Most of the area managers were good people.

    Cons

    They do not hire real managers. Most of them do not know how to deal with people. It is all data management which for Tier III or lower makes life miserable. We never had the help or people to accomplish what was needed. I personally got very little support from my managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication. One purpose to a chain of command is that messages get passed down to those that need the information. Too often it was last minute information instead of planning and talking to people who need to be in the know. Very disappointed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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