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Stealing their way to the top - one overpriced book at a time

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Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

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

Pros

fast paced, fun, 4 day week, new and improved onsite coaching, weekly pay, paid training

Cons

bell model based land grabbers with lacking personality skills, even if you work hard and know you are working hard, HR will make it their responsibility to find you a position where you can
struggle so they can follow company model of keeping the majority of their employees off the books. great for a young person. still in conflict over their original lease agreement since day one.
unable or unwilling to pay corporate debts to original investors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

smile, you have a job

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Sales Manager

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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

    Recruiters are polite, thorough, very organized. Schedule phone screenings and any additional phone interviews as needed. You are given sufficient time to ask and/or email all questions and I found HR to be quite helpful in the early stages. It is a lengthy process , however they are clear about this upfront.

    Cons

    Mid Managers are not impressive. Don't like to be questioned or challeneged. For the most part , the are not "experts" in their fields and designated markets. I was actually surprised as to how little experience middle to upper management had in certain departments, given the amount of interviewing and screening required before one is even made an offer to join a team. That said, certain areas are definitely better places to work than others. Not a fan of the sales leadership/division and do not recommend working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you expect the best from people you hire, you should in turn provide the best management and leadership possible. Lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Your peers are smart, but the culture is harsh

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazon hires very smart people. Getting hired is hard, but you will work with some of the brightest engineers out there.

    The total compensation is nice. Do not flinch at having part of your compensation be RSUs. Even if stock price goes down, your compensation will be adjusted. Because Amazon sees RSU as part of the compensation, they will fix it with market fluctuations. There really is only upside. No, you won't retire on RSU....won't buy a house....maybe a nice car is stock goes through the roof.

    Cons

    The culture is one that encourages harsh behavior. If you present an idea or argument and can't back it up with data or facts - prepare to be humiliated. I tend to see folks last < 1 year or more than 5 years. In other words, you either are cut out for this environment or you're not.

    The more senior the position (as management or as an individual contributor) the more aggressive you need to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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