Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 September, 2014
Updated 30 September, 2014
3,557 Reviews
3.3
3,557 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,453 Ratings

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  

    Challenging place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BI Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - BI Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are incredibly smart and driven. This helps you to grow and improve your own abilities, however the downside is an incredibly cutthroat environment.

    Cons

    The continual push to 'raise-the-bar' leads to long days concluding with working from home in the evenings. Incredibly tough place to work if you have family or desire a work/life balance. In fact I have never even heard a manager mention 'work/life balance' as a possibility. Middle management is also incredibly weak. Most managers are promoted because they are good at their specialty, not at creating a environment to get the most out of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time considering the work environment and how the unofficial stack ranking practices diminishes morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    nice place to work and enjoy

    Cons

    no work life balance;bad shifts,no proper week offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the employee needs as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant meetings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay is relatively good with great benefits.

    Cons

    Too big of a company. Work life balance is not recommended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management would tell you how well you're doing and encourage you to keep growing, career wise. Providing a little bit of mentorship would be greatly appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Liked my time there. Smart people around.

    Cons

    Huge work load. Work-life balance is kind of low.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    All work and no play.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary

    Stock that unlocks the more you stay with the company

    Top tier company with a great name on your resume

    Interesting work.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Being on-call can kill your plans for the weekend. Management spins this as taking ownership of your projects, but really, it's just Amazon being too frugal to hire support engineers.

    Depending on the team you join, management can be either a pleasure to deal with, or a complete pain.

    Company is stack ranked, which leaves room for co-workers to inflate their accomplishments at the cost of others. You really have to fight for your promotion here, because others will fight for theirs.

    Company is very frugal when it comes to basic office resources. Things like dual monitors and quad core desktops are hard to come by, and you're supposed to make do with whatever you have.

    Small, if any, salary bumps per yearly review. It doesn't really matter how hard you work at this company; the increase in pay you receive year over year is usually negligible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more resources into your employees happiness and satisfaction with work. Eliminate the stack ranking that occurs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    TECHNICAL ANALYST

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, friendly people and work environment.

    Cons

    Lacks employee development opportunities and lack of discipline in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take responsible actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good work, good people but too frugal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work is good. People are good to work with. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    Too frugal, gets irritating sometimes. Work-life balance not much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a thin line between frugality and cheapness. Try not to cross it. Employee satisfactions is important and there is a reason other companies are trying make their employees life easier/happier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Needs to be more personalized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Big company, can gain valuable experience in developing large distributed system related projects. Open to many chances if you are a work maniac.

    Cons

    Unexpected call-in times with no additional compensation -- they made you agree with it. The culture makes you feel small about yourself.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sometimes the pay is not worth the stress.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Cayce, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Cayce, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    For the job duties the compensation is satisfactory.

    Cons

    leadership, work-life balance, managers dont always listen to new ideas that associates have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with associates and listen to ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place for interns!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Fun working place.
    Mobility in the organization is high

    Cons

    Work can get tedious sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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