Amazon.com
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Progressively Structured and Formal

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCustomer-centric and fast paced. Always launching new services to customers. Great peers and direct reports, everyone genuinely comes to work ready to work hard. I've seen many entry level employees move to management or analyst positions over the years. Some of the smartest leaders and managers I've worked with have come through the doors at Amazon. Pay is competitive.

ConsWhere once there was an environment for innovation there is red tape, especially in operations where front line associates want so badly to be heard and respected. Fast growth and formal structure is overtaking the informal and unstructured culture that was once sought after. Poor hiring decisions - There are so many new mid/high level managers hired externally who do not exude Amazon leadership principles. They have MBA's but don't know how to work with people, develop or inspire them.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany culture is waning. Remember what it means to be an Amazonian, and the pride behind the brand years ago. I've seen more reliable, smart, inventive people who were going to be lifers with Amazon leave in the last two years. My newly hired peers typically shy away from healthy debate. Hear what your front line employees are saying they are the backbone of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Happy start, sad ending

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


Pros: Everyone is very cooperative and helpful. You always see good moods among… Cons: Too demanding work. You have to learn and do all by yourself - don't expect… Advice to Senior Management: I was very disappointed with the decision of the company to lay me off. I never had the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Cork (Ireland)

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


Pros: Surrounded by smart and nice coworkers Cons: The management sucks. High turnover Poor career opportunity No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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