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No MBA? No Future!

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

Positive work environment. Dogs allowed at workstations. Online resources to self-teach.

Cons

Company actively pursues and recruits MBAs with no relevant experience and discriminated against Bachelor holders with relevant experience! No work life balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need a good balance of education and experience. Graduate school can't teach you everything!

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    Joined with high hopes, couldn't keep up my spirit for long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Compensation
    Opportunity to work on great open source technologies
    Leadership Principles (only if you team believes in them)
    You can disagree with you manager

    Cons

    Your manager can not disagree with his manager and hence you have to do whatever your manager's manager asks you to do.
    Very poor work life balance.
    Working for long hours is not considered to be a stretch but as an expected contribution.
    If you are unlucky enough to have a weak manager, you would be eclipsed by the whims of your senior manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand the feasibility of any initiative before forcing it over your subordinates.
    Be practical, not egoistic.
    Be open to ideas even if they are against your strongest convictions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great for people without college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    3 days off per week

    Cons

    Communication very poor
    very young managers
    do not promote from within as much as they could
    Feel like cattle being herded
    Some managers treat hourly workers like children and with disrespect
    I am a college graduate and tried move up but their communication and interview processes were so poorly run that I left and much happier at company where I am respected and valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training is a joke
    Managers need more mentoring (young and old) not just those right out of collegE
    Procedural changes n red to be better communicated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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