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Business Analyst

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Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

Pros

great product to work for
great and passionate people to work with

Cons

All directions and decisions are being made in Seattle, or if you are lucky, in Luxembourg - so you might have a say in it (i frankly never had)
Actual results do not matter, just show off, change some numbers and you will be a star
If you are bad, you will be treated badly. If you are good, you'll get more work, and probably will be treated less badly
The training are made by in house employees who want to train. You want to learn SQL? good - let me train you. If you want external training - you'll have a bad time
Frugality is one of the cornerstones of Amazon. But if you get a cheap laptop, no training, less budget to hire people ... it's just frustrating and makes you inefficient

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Frugality is blocking a lot of work and creates frustration. Ease up
Listen to your employees - and if you listen, do care
Do not reward arrogance

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    amazon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    great payif their stock is doing well smart people dedicated people

    Cons

    long hours, chaotic work style, no work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you want to have a life outside of work, look the other way.

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Specialist  in  Gouldsboro, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Specialist in Gouldsboro, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    The only pro is that the facility has a set schedule 99% of the time. Cheap benefits that people can afford.

    Cons

    No job security.. If they do not like you, they will not promote you. They promote people who are not with the company for a long period of time. The pay is horrible for the type of work you do. One hand doesn't know what the other is doing.

    The fulfilllment center is disgusting. Nothing is clean. Food products are in bins next to soap products and or pet food. How is that sanitary

    There is no motivation whatsoever for employees to do their job. Promotions are not based on how long you've been there, it's based on an attendance point system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to look in the mirror. Are you satisifed with the pay check that you are getting/ This company is getting worse by the minute... You guys are collecting a pay check and not earning one. Try getting dirty for once, work with your employees. They are the ones who are making the company operate and meeting the company's goals. Try being a people person. Don't talk down to the employees as if they were a 5 year old. Treat people with respect and you might get some in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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