Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,794 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.4 2,794 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It was an interesting journey.

Manager of Stuff (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay for managers is higher than competitors, good benefits.

ConsLong hours, no flexibility for single parents, people caring for aging parents, reservists, children calling home sick from school, ect ect.....Which isnt uncommon for most employers these days...they run so lean, that there is no replacement for flexibility for you to be out of work.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo thank you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work, Bad Place for a Career

Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Greenville, SC (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place to work if you have the right boss and things align well for you. There is no shortage of opportunity to get involved in pretty cool projects and if you like a high pace of change this is a great place to dive in and make a difference.

ConsIf you're in operations understand that the operation runs 24/7. Holidays are just like any retail position, i.e. your working. Generally speaking to move up, the company will ask you to relocate, and if you have a family, that may be something to consider.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople, not metrics, drive success.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good compensation, tough work live balance in operations.

Amazon Pathway Operations Manager (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

ProsObtaining leadership experience. Operations offers you a chance to lead a large group of people right out of MBA. Good oportunities to get into after finishing the program.

ConsLots of pressure both from hourly employees and senior management. Looong hours, especially in peak season. Absence of peers you can learn from (in operations). Minimal focus on development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Taxing on your mind

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

ProsGet a lot of exposure to owning the entire solution.

ConsToo much pressure while working

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was pretty straight. not bad at all.

Software Development Engineer I (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

Prosit was a pretty good job. didnt really hav e a problem with it. i would do it again. Great opportunity.

ConsDidnt have many cons. if you can handle a big workload then youll be ok. if not, you will struggle.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing place. It will be nice you work there for a short period, like 6 months or one year. It's not easy to keep it.

Business Development Director (Current Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLack of politics. Best place to learn business writing and data analysis...

ConsThere are lots of paper work, hundreds of pages of metrics and endless meetings.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Employees do not get treated the same way as customers.

Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSuper-Smart passionate people around you.

ConsWork-Life balance is very unbalanced.
Employee perks are almost non-existent.
Operational burden is high.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees the same way as you treat customers. They are the biggest advocates for the company. Management needs to be more transparent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

Prosgood pay nice environment okay people

Constoo many hours
not good housing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging but boring

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsFast-growing company
Smart coworkers, ability to launch new businesses very fast and efficiently

ConsNo short-term evolution perspectives
Many C-Grade people in charge of very basic tasks
Many useless processes, no more creativity allowed

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring over-qualified people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting place to work and grow.

Content Risk Management (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe company seems to prefer younger folks than the older. Very exciting in a sense that there's always a lot to do and learn if you want to.

ConsThere's a high turnover. Many people burn out. Productivity is placed so high that management takes a long time to fill an empty opening.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease fill a vacant spot sooner so that the rest can balance work and life. It will improve productivity and creativity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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