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Operations manager

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in Greenville, SC (US)
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Greenville, SC (US)

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

Pros

Great company, great pay, can be a lot of fun, great place to lose weight, outstanding training! Love Jeff Besos!

Cons

Extremely long hours, lack of care and empathy for hourly associates by senior leaders at local facility, all about numbers (felt like a slave driver), low regard for former military members at the local level, little to no loyalty to anyone or anything (with the exception of production numbers).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of General Managers who never show up during off shifts to observe the challenges of night shift personnel. Additionally, senior General Managers must attend and learn ACES.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    * Chance to work and learn things that happen at a mammoth scale.
    * If you are a workaholic, this is your place to be at and learn things quickly.

    Cons

    * Work Environment not on par with good companies like Microsoft, Google or Facebook.
    * Attrition rate is too high among employees.
    * The frugality involved in almost every aspect of the company seems to help no one other than the CEO himself.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    No MBA? No Future!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Dogs allowed at workstations. Online resources to self-teach.

    Cons

    Company actively pursues and recruits MBAs with no relevant experience and discriminated against Bachelor holders with relevant experience! No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a good balance of education and experience. Graduate school can't teach you everything!

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