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Great place to work!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

Senior Management are always willing to listen to ideas. If it has any meat, you can approach senior leadership with a detailed analysis and it actually leads to actionable decisions.

Cons

Although not prevalent, politics can play spoilsport and lead to redundancy. Lots of man hours wasted by competing departments producing the same stuff.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard(er), have (some) fun, make history.

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    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety

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

    Pros

    Pay. You are well compensated for your time while hourly, but once crossing the bridge to salaried...
    stocks. Variable compensation bonus (monthly or quarterly) . You will work hard, but its challenging/interesting work.

    Cons

    work. life. balance. Have a kid? be prepared not to see them. Same for a spouse. Once you are a level 4 (area manager and up) prepared to work from home answering emails almost constantly. Its a fine fit for someone young/single but beyond that, the hours 50-55 regularly, 70-80 during "peak" if not more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the work loads better by hiring more staff. Standard work is a buzz word we throw about constatly, but its not practiced from building to building and shift to shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing team and projects!~

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    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Sourcer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The team I supported (Instant Video and Digital Music) was very collaborative and very involved with the business. Willing to share ideas and end result of getting the best hires for Amazon

    Cons

    Very competitive across the recruiting org, some in the recruiting functions willing to work as a team, others not so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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