- Amazon27.Nov 2019
I was on track for promotion to L7 under old leadership. A new director came in and without any notice gave me a "Pivot" form whereby I was effectively given a severance. With no warning, no bad performance reviews, nothing. A typical day was over 12 hours in length. I was not allowed to sit down while on the production floor as an ops manager. Some of my "senior" managers were 27 years old direct from the local college and treated me (a medically retired Army officer) with little respect because I was "subordinate" to them at Amazon.
Support from management
See above note. I was on track for promotion under old management. Then a new director came in and got me out of ther within one month with no performance review.
All about Me.
Freedom to work independently
Nobody else supports you, and there is no training program, so you have to be dependent.
I would get to work with over 200 emails per day and the expectation was that I had read every one.
No development. Managers don't stay with the company long enough to develop themselves, let alone anybody on their teams. Average tenure for an L5 or L6 is under 3 years.
Overall compensation for your work
Well compensated. RSU plan. Relocation package. Sign on bonus.
Office / Work Environment
Production floor. It's clean, but that's about all I can say. Nosiy. Loud. No windows. People stressed out beyond belief. My junior managers cried in the bathroom. Senior managers arguing over what bucket of money to pay for things from.
12 hour days, 4 days a week. Peak Season is about 5 days a week 14 hour days for managers.
Corporate taxes? Does Amazon pay them?
Severance package delivered with no notice.
They took safety pretty seriously. So that's good.
What I like about the company
Compensation and ability to relocate.
What I dislike about the company
Toxic work environment. I was cussed out by my manager in the back of a trailer. HR dismisses alot of claims because if they didn't, they'd never have any time to do other job functions. They took my claim seriously and made the one toxic boss transfer, but I was then given a severance for "poor performance" despite getting a good annual review and pay raise.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CityWallingford Center
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee
- DepartmentLogistics/materials management