Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
3,736 Reviews
3.3
3,736 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,557 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 340 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 616 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 140 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No longer raising the bar.

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great ability to own and deliver.

    Cons

    Company is hiring external executives that are not Amazonian and not growing the people in their orgs. The company is focusing on delivering results at the expense of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A decent stepping stone...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Training and lots of opportunity for growth, long hours but decent rewards for performers. A great place to hone ones skills.

    Cons

    long hours and sketchy communication from middle management at times lended itself to tea leaves and terot reading . Inadequate compensation after the initial years employment with no COLA's for hard working folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate your vision in a way employees will understand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working hard, having fun and making history; after 2 years the first is the one I have been doing a lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Rules are clear and it is what it is, Amazon is the place to work hard with a médium salary. Benefits are on average when comparing to the market.

    Cons

    _ Long hours, employees are under paid,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and people you meet are pretty cool

    Cons

    Your pretty much a robot when you work there and it's hard to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good first working experience as a Software Developer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to develop your own project for 12 weeks as an intern (I was given my project, but was given the freedom to design, develop, and test the code all on my own).
    Great pay + living accommodations as an intern.
    You will work with smart engineers who will help you.

    Cons

    The bootcamp was extremely boring and learning curve is extremely steep (normal for any tech company).
    My team worked extremely long hours (12+ consistently) and had way too much operational burden.
    Office culture is open, but still felt hesitant to ask questions to fellow engineers.
    Frugality sometimes prevented the team from hanging out as often as we could have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I didn't see upper management that often, nor really get to speak with them. I guess I didn't have to, but set out time to meet with interns, especially at the beginning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ehhhh

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    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Hebron, KY (US)
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Hebron, KY (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Health care package is great and pay is, as long as you aren't in the IT field.

    Cons

    The Operations team upper management doesn't respect anyone in the support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating support staff with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    it's been interesting.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Technician II in Coffeyville, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Service Technician II in Coffeyville, KS (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    What i have liked the most about working for amazon is, all the technology and mechanics i get to play with. In the facility i work in, we have so many different types of conveyance, it had given me a chance to learn pretty much everything there is to know about how the mechanics work. I had no prior experience coming in the door, i started in production packing, picking, ic/qa etc and was able to land a job in the maintenance shop. I have had a wonderful experience learning and being able to teach others. Learning how to maintain and rebuild sorters and conveyance has given me a great push in the right direction. Also ensures that customers will have top notch experience!! Our benifits are outstanding as well!

    Cons

    At this facility is our pay, it is below what the area average is. Chances for promotions are minimal to non existant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of politics that go with the job. the management is not that great. We get a few good ones here and there but most of the come here straight out of collage with a big head on their sholders. Its a game when it comes to management. Our facility is closing here in a couple months so i hope as managers transfer to other sites or companys, they are tought the true meaning of our core values and not using them as needed to get ahead or get someone pushed out, but to help make it a better working enviroment for all.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Drone

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    interesting tech, smart people, it's amazon

    Cons

    it's not a start up anymore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Casual environment, no dress code, good pay, some opportunity to work from home (depending on manager)

    Cons

    Busy times can be psychologically exhausting and at times even traumatic. Might intrude into private life at any moment, any day. Not the best for family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  11.  

    great pay, long hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Coffeyville, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Coffeyville, KS (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    pay was great, overtime could have been better for holiday season
    team spirit

    Cons

    hours working 12 hours shift five days in row on your feet walking several miles is hard on the body
    no good benefits
    work load

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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