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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 January, 2015
4,190 Reviews
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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 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not employee friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    High attrition rate... growth is completely up to you.

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

    No social life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    -smart coworkers
    -decent pay and location
    -always learning something new

    Cons

    -24 hour on calls
    -little time outside of work
    -high attrition rate
    -lots of red tape just to get upgrades/necessary equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as human beings. The attrition rate speaks for itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chaos is called agile

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Open culture, intelligent people, principled

    Cons

    Top down opinion is often more important than data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weight expertise, conviction, and logic equally with data. Get to know and support your team, not just your boss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Goo salary, good work experience

    Cons

    long hours of work, fewer days in paid leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place, low compensation, no benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    great place to work , nice people around

    Cons

    low compensation, work pressure , politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize the hard working

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty fun, but can be exhausting.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, plenty of hours, and easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    Your regarded as a number instead of an actual person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Working Hard

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

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

    Pros

    You will be always busy and learn new areas. There are no significant boundary.
    The code base are open. You can access most of the company's code.

    Cons

    The operation work are heavy in some sort.
    On-call.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Tough, but exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunity with ownership, ability to try a number of different roles, transparent communciation

    Cons

    Work/life balance is tough. The internet never sleeps. Either should you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and they'll take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Customer service representative

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Flexible hours and easy job

    Cons

    No room for development and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intense,fast paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    * The startup mentality at Amazon gives you the opportunities that you can never expect at other organization
    *They want to see if you will sink or swim
    *Independent work atmosphere

    Cons

    *Not a friendly place to work
    *Management is aware of the difficulties in executing the goals but instead of helping to overcome hurdles they will add to your goals each week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the true problems in hardworking individuals and help them overcome it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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