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Does not hesitate to over-work employees...

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Current Employee - Database Administrator in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Database Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

- Smart people all around keeping you on toes.
- Culture of thinking out of box.
- Tough milestones to achieve promotions ... extracts the best out of the employees.
- A transparent internal job transfer to suit an employee's choice.

Cons

- pathetic work-life balance.
- in the name of frugality , they do some cheap and mean things like choose a facility in the remotest corner of the city where facilities are cheap.
- the job offer letter misleads almost every employee...in the sense that the stocks given to an employee is considered every year during appraisal and the increment in salary will be in inverse proportion of stocks vested, so if lots of stocks gets vested , the company won't give you much hike even if you are a top performer.
- Hard to get recognized for good-work but fast enough to get criticized for an error.
- Have a history of Lay-off at trifle error.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

An employee's work ownership does not make the employee a work-horse which can keep running without any pause. Learn to recognize key employee and try to make them happy , after all they are the ones which keeps your company alive.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, never a dull moment!

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist in Spartanburg, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist in Spartanburg, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    fast-paced, competitive pay, great employees, fun co-workers

    Cons

    lack of work/life balance, lack of communication from management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee of amazon Hyderabad

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    Former Employee - Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good culture was tranperent and people were humble and seen mentors encouraging their peers to grow along with them

    Cons

    couple of the management team members does not tolerate the peers to be more energetic and knowledgeable than them either they are tortured so they they leave the org .

    How loyal you are to the org but to get back to Amazon is an Hilarious task as we have to please N number of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls do have the same culture as in US and maintain transparency in terms of employee engagement and the process/procedures do not limit them to the pals of the decision makers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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