What I wish was different
There is a constant revolving door. With how big and fast-paced Amazon is, I constantly felt burned out. Workload was excessive to the point where it was denigrating to my mental health. Competition within Amazon is fierce, so though there is a plenty of opportunities, unless you are a top-performer, opportunities are not easy to come by. This is further exacerbated by the fact that your performance is rarely something that you can control and often influenced by external factors. Working at Amazon comes with many of the detriments that working at a big company comes with. Resources are plenty but rarely feels like they're approachable as you cannot speak with HR personnel directly but rather through automated systems. Burn out is super real. Every hour, every minute, down to every second is accounted for and your productivity is monitored and if it is not up to par, corrective action will be swift. The workload makes it seem like you are to perform like a robot rather than a human.