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Joined with high hopes, couldn't keep up my spirit for long

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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

Pros

Good Compensation
Opportunity to work on great open source technologies
Leadership Principles (only if you team believes in them)
You can disagree with you manager

Cons

Your manager can not disagree with his manager and hence you have to do whatever your manager's manager asks you to do.
Very poor work life balance.
Working for long hours is not considered to be a stretch but as an expected contribution.
If you are unlucky enough to have a weak manager, you would be eclipsed by the whims of your senior manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to understand the feasibility of any initiative before forcing it over your subordinates.
Be practical, not egoistic.
Be open to ideas even if they are against your strongest convictions.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    start you off with great sign on bonus and benefits, relocation company they use is great, and the stock options are great.

    Cons

    too many to list, no home work balance, growth potential too slow unless you uproot your family again. This is the reason the turnover rate at amazon is so high, will they ever get it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open your eyes and promote the people worth promoting, if they would stop moving people around every 2 months then the growth of managers would actually be seen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Doing the same tedious work over and over.

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    Former Employee - Labor in Covington, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Labor in Covington, KY (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy quick hiring process. And for that it does pay better then most quick hire jobs. Easy to learn operations and decent work out.

    Cons

    Hard labor and working with the dumbest people ever. After making a suggestion I was told just to do what I'm told because this is like "slave labor".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training process for new employees so that they can learn multiple jobs. Thus making days seem more interesting because one wouldn't be doing the same thing over and over. Maybe this would help retain good workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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