Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Deliver, Deliver, Deliver

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Solid proprietary systems allow for building software services extremely fast and easy
    *Great opportunity for career growth as Amazon in Toronto is expanding (Continue to go on the route for Software, opportunity to be a Project Manager, and also go down the road of being a manager)
    *Work with very smart individuals

    Cons

    *Strong focus on delivery forces developers to think of solutions fast that typically cause maintenance issues 1-2 years down the road (Low quality of code)
    *There is no such thing as under promise and over deliver since Management's expectation for developers is to pressure them into delivering as much as possible
    *Work/life balance: On-call on some teams are hectic (pages 2-4 times a week at any time of day).
    *Remote Office: Being in a remote office in Toronto means late meetings with Seattle and less visibility to Seattle counter parts sometimes impacting promotion cycles. Barely any community feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce promises to upper management just for the sake of savings and metrics and you will see high quality software services that can be treated as a base to build on top of to provide even more savings.

  2. Helpful (1)

    not too bad nor good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible working time, not too bad salary
    company location is good, near downtown
    easy to get return-offer

    Cons

    you have to be on call sometime,
    work place is not very fancy, and no free food,
    not too much bonus

  3. Helpful (2)

    Working at the fulfillment centre was fast paced.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The pros would be the other people working with you. Clean and comfortable working facilities.

    Cons

    When it comes to hiring season they will pick up anyone with a heartbeat.

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  5. OK, but not a very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    have chance to learn more technology

    Cons

    self-service, lack of team work

    Advice to Management

    more personal things than company

  6. Helpful (1)

    Some good, some bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peon in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Peon in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big, growing, taking over the world.

    Cons

    Evil, makes us work hard.

  7. Pressure Factory

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Delta, BC
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Delta, BC

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People who can handle pressure and knows well to juggle with numbers its a go company

    Cons

    Adequate training will be provided,work life balance is good if u balance it.

    Advice to Management

    Please be aware its people working there not machines

  8. Intense

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of projects to work on, they will give you lots of exposure to different things, never boring. Some very bright people work there. Everything changes quickly and you are expected to stay on top of it all. Peak is as busy as you have heard.

    Cons

    Pace is high, and not much is given to reduce it. Family and personal time must be put 2nd.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the churn. Its variation and goes against tenets of standardization

  9. Helpful (1)

    grueling work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very helpful. If you do your work and follow safety you are left alone (no boss looking. over your shoulder). Very good health benefits for you and your family. Three day weekend

    Cons

    Grueling 10 hour days on your feet or walking in a huge warehouse.

    Advice to Management

    dont bs about safety. There are very unsafe arrangement of products. Fix it first and then talk about safety.

  10. software engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is a gaood experience

    Cons

    there nothing bad about it

  11. Varies by team and "frugal"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seattle is great. Housing was good. Pay is very good. Great relocation team.

    Cons

    Frugal means fewer and lower quality perks. Some of things we were given fell apart. Mostly importantly experience varies greatly by team. A bad team means a very bad experience, as you are yelled at and overworked. Overwork is the culture. You will miss traditional software engineering practices, as often release is more important than quality- disproportionately so and scope creep is out of control on some teams. Recruiting is slipshod, they disappear for weeks at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Better management practices for interns and employees. Some software engineering practices.

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