Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 September, 2014
Updated 30 September, 2014
3,557 Reviews
3.3
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 110 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 326 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 583 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 133 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon needs to follow its Culture to a T.

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Tracy, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Tracy, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great pay, Great hours, Fulltime / Parttime hours, discount, wonderful health services

    Cons

    Doesn't work with you on school schedule and promotions, management ignores are questions and concerns until they become mandatory to fix, horrible food options in break room, to worried about meeting the quota and not properly training first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop caring so much about the money and actually focus on quality and safety and the moral of your associates first

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon.com

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    They have pretty good insurance, variable compensation pay, and restricted stock units.

    Cons

    This place is very political. If you want to move up, its not what you know...its WHO you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to hire based on technical qualifications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    great co to learn interpersonal skills

    Cons

    horrible management,, full of politics everywhere

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruiting Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice office buildings with decent amenities: free coffee, tea, clean kitchenette with new fridges, dishwashers. They separate landfill, recycling, and compost.

    Cons

    Long hours, little support from management, and a expectation to avoid overtime and cram as much work as possible into a 40 hour working week (even while short-staffed).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of us wished management would advocate for better official training, make more forward-thinking hiring and development plans. Many RCs quit due to long hours, short-staffing, and a sense that they were not appreciated and their development was not a serious concern of the managers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the greatest company to work for, but not the worst either

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Columbia, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks. You don't work with someone watching your every move. high turnover rate so you can move up fast if you stick it out.

    Cons

    Extremely Labor intensive, starting pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more lenient when it comes to the learning curves. some of the metrics you hold us to take longer than a month to master

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Software Development Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - reasonable hours
    - good pay
    - friendly coworkers
    - got to work on consumer-facing, production code as an intern

    Cons

    - work was rather boring
    - codebase was not well maintained
    - manager did not try to engage the interns
    - company can be very cold at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - engage your employees better
    - leverage the individual strengths of your engineers better
    - more benefits than the bare minimum wouldn't hurt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you don't work in CS a great company

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great idealism. Amazing customer service principles. Talk a great game

    Cons

    Internal customers do not matter. No growth advancement or opportunities. Uses the "at will" employment as a threat for at risk employees (I was not one). As a lead you have to "manage without influence".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and involve the people below you in decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was ok

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    1) You may be working on really cool projects

    Cons

    1) You may get stuck with really boring project for long time
    2) Many junior devs in some orgs;
    3) SDE2 role is too wide (recent new grads who got promoted and people with more than 8 years of industry experience)
    4) Really hard to get promotion from SDE2 to SDE3;
    5) Cheap hardware;
    6) Stock vesting schedule is quite unfair;
    7) No cash bonuses for performance, additional stock bonuses no earlier than after 1 year of employment;
    8) No free lunches or basic snacks;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not all bad, however no career progression what so ever

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    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker  in  Doncaster, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Doncaster, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    you get exercise. Also the pay isn't all bad

    Cons

    un social hours, lots of standing up, no respect etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    possibly add more incentives or more motivational ideas for people to work instead of just working towards the target

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It is ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Person are nice. good location.

    Cons

    Stressful, not the best pay but it is doable.

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