Thu 6 Nov 2014
I worked in Amazon for 3 years in the Data-centre role, In that time I worked different things trying to work my way up, I took opportunity I worked on things that are still used today in Amazon. I was still in the same position level 4 , I truly believe I was not allowed to progress, a military team would be “stop loss”, as we were always short or people.
Today it was announced that there are 300 new jobs in Amazon:
I was a loyal employee and I did my best in the job, trying to improve things as I saw them, but in the end I ended up moving from Amazon as the internal the career path is not clearly defined and not cared about. I worked in the Data Centre on shift 12 hours on 12 hours off, 3/4 days a week, I commuted. In the 3 years I was at Amazon I was only in the head office a handful of times. Making connections within a company is hard when you are stuck in the Data Centre and have no opportunity to grow except on your own back with no help from management, It was all about the numbers(insider joke).
I had to leave Amazon to get promoted, I now work in Groupon in a totally different position where I feel I can actually contribute to the company.
I hope that the 300 new employees will have a better time of it than I did and I wish the all the best.