if you are unemployed at least it's a job. I like what I so because I was blessed to get placed in a good department. I see others in departments with high rates that get written up. The rates are too high in some departments.
Be prepared for no structure at all, the company is hugely innovative but it is literally survival of the fittest. You will have to be extremely assertive and no one will be there to help you navigate.
Keep your head down and take your time learning personalities to fully understand the people you are working with in order to be as successful as possible. Taking the time to learn this, instead of jumping in and showing all of your cards too early, will help learn which people to network with and which ones to simply work along side.
I would advise myself to keep an updated resume, and continuously look for other employment that would respect my hard work and dedication, instead of seeing me and other workers as a simply numbers towards that bottom line.
I would have told myself to keep looking for other employment opportunities. Working at Amazon was stressful on my body, and as an older woman putting a lot of pressure on my joints is not a good thing. I brought this issue up to my manager and they had no empathy, and could not/would not assist in placing me in a position that would alleviate the pressure and stress. I would not recommend this job/company to any other female...ever.