The biggest skill that I apply is dealing with a large variety of different people. It is important to understand those with different background and effectively getting a team moving in one direction. In my case now, I’m working with associates but it is about helping everyone understand your goals. Also, another similarity is long hours but learning how to keep going even when things get tiring.
My transition experience has been good. People challenge you every day and you have to understand your role and why you are doing it. “Why?” is the most common question asked in a Fulfillment Center every day. The company pushes you to always improve processes and understand the system. You need to operate at the speed of the internet.
My best moments have been when things have gone wrong at Amazon. As frustrating as it can get, there are always stories to take away from the times when you had to fix something that wasn’t going the way it was supposed it. When things don’t go right, we’re part of it and we get to look back and laugh about it later.
Amazon is very military friendly. They understand you and they value the military experience and leadership that you bring. They understand the situations you have been in. You are constantly pushed to make processes better. They push and stretch you a little bit more than the day before. I enjoy that and military veterans are going to look for that environment. There is exponential growth every year for the company and there are lots of opportunities. There are a lot of people getting out of service and they are looking for opportunities to advance - Amazon is the company for that.