As a Facilities Area Manager, I do a little bit of administrative work and a lot of floor work. I have a lot of interaction with the operations team, meeting their needs, and supporting any changes they want. If something goes down in the middle of the day, we run out and get it up and working.
Prior to Amazon, I was in the Navy. I went to the Naval Academy and became a submarine officer.
It’s about working on a team. Submarine is a small crew and you work closely and it’s the same mentality here – you have to work together to achieve your goals.
At Amazon, you’re going to be working with a lot of prior military people and it’s great to be working with like-minded people in that respect. It’s very similar. It’s a group of incredible individuals made up of working together towards a common goal.
The concept of disagree and commit. You get a lot of people here that have their idea of what’s best. But in order for everyone to work together, you have to agree on a decision, and have everyone get on board because everyone drives.