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Great company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Pros:
+ Like others have said, you are really encouraged to act as a business owner.
+ Work is fast paced and can be a grind, but there is never a dull moment.
+ Strong commitment to the Leadership Principles.
+ Commitment to the long term goals of the company vs. parity with retail competitors.
+ Employees are rewarded for their work and compensated appropriately.
+ Beautiful campus

Cons

Cons:
- Can be a grind - long hours are the rule, not the exception. Work life balance is heavily weighted to work.
- Management and management expectations varies greatly from business unit to business unit.
- Typical red-flags within a company (like high turnover) are not investigated.
- Culture is very male-centric. Women need to have thick skin and be willing to speak up and be heard.

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    You get out what you put in, but there's a balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Smart people
    Nice offices in Clausen
    Efforts being made to raise sociability
    Employees are encouraged to be proactive and 'go and fix stuff' that can turn into interesting projects. A lot of trust is given to employees

    Cons

    Work-life balance could do with an overhaul.. some employees seem to work very silly hours and I personally believe management could do more to counteract this - yes it's good that people are dedicated and hard working but I sometimes wonder if people work long because they feel it is expected - is it often for optics..?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, more emphasis on Have Fun please!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Digital growing pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    working to create new digital experiences and new platforms is cool, get to work with some smart people, brand recognition of amazon is great, stock price is doing well.

    Cons

    HR/Performance management systems are stuck in the 90's and don't encourage growth or risk taking. Middle management is under trained and in experienced - folks getting promoted based on politics and connections not on skills. Lack of people investment, people are worked hard and get burnt out.

    The digital org - kindle + others - has grown incredibly quickly leading to some of these cons. Not sure how these issues exist in retail, aws or other orgs but lots of people are leaving digital for those orgs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate vision better, talk more to ground level employees, clean up mgmt orgs - take care of your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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