10 Reasons Why Amazon Isn’t Cut Out For You

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10 Reasons why Amazon isn't cut out for you It's every employees dream to work under an innovative company like Google and Amazon. Both MNCs are known for its motivating factors like gym, free meal etc. But, What about Amazon? Let's find out the bitter truth. 1.) Every employee has the access to look into your work data Either you get criticized or praised! In the bright side, "You can feel comfortable that if there's a flaw in your plan someone will tell you to your face" (David Loftesness, Developer and manager on Amazon's internal search capabilities, 2003-2006) 2.) Low score? You're fired! An employee's job sustenance in Amazon is based on his/her ranks. Amazon is all set every month to manage out employees with the lowest ranks. 3.) Want to be a Good employee? Work long hours, rare vacations and always have a big smile to the work overload 4.) Facing a health tragedy in your family, you're a low performer/need of performance improvement plan Facing a major health issue such as breast cancer would only you put under the "you're in danger of being fired" a.k.a performance improvement plan. 5.) Don't look forward to a promotion unless you're ready for a bad performance review Chris Brucia, an Amazonian received a firing performance report from his boss, only to find out. "Congratulations, you're promoted". 6.) Get used to watching your work friends cry Bo Olson, Who worked under the books marketing department in Amazon faced a rather unusual experience. "You walk out of a conference room and you'll see a grown man covering his face," "Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk". 7.) Forget about Sleep, maybe for four days straight Dina Vaccari, in charge of selling the Amazon gift card in 2008. "One time I didn't sleep for four days straight". 8.) Motherhood? Better find a less demanding job "I had just experienced the most devastating even in my life", the woman recalled via email, only to be told her performance would be monitored "to make sure my focus stayed on my job" (NYtimes) 9.) Work life in Amazon might come to an end in a term of 5 years According to reports from Amazon Officials, Only 15 percent of employees worked at the company more than five years 10.) Your either an 'Ambot' or 'Amhole' If you're a good employee, you belong to the Ambot. You are one with the system. If you're an ex-Amazonian, you will be known as the Amazon trained employee who is combative in nature.

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