Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,812 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.4 2,812 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,051 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You're surrounded by smart people who challenge you to grow constantly"
    in 264 reviews
  • "You learn a lot about leadership principles and how to manage people"
    in 78 reviews
Cons:
  • "Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel"
    in 438 reviews
  • "Pathetic culture-no work life balance/poor pays shares are deceiving/Extremely political"
    in 100 reviews
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Loving it

Systems Engineer Associate (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsI have been at amazon for much less than a year. During my first review period, only 6 months in, I received a raise.

Conswork-life balance is kind of lacking.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing culture to be in

Financial Analyst Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsI was an intern here for six months, and being surrounded by people from places like Stanford, Booth and Ivy League schools was a bit daunting at first, but you quickly learn that this company is not hierarchical at all. On the contrary, it's a launchpad for anyone hungry to grow in responsibility and experience, since there is always opportunity lying around just waiting to be seized.

ConsFinding time on people's calendars can be difficult, but the people are super helpful if you are able to meet with them. Amazon will take as much of your time as you give them, however, and oftentimes more, making work-life balance difficult to achieve for those with families, even with the work-from-hope option that's available.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry recruiting harder for your internship program. It's a fantastic opportunity for anyone hungry to gain real world experience, and people outside the Seattle area should be interested too.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interview process

Executive Producer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsVery methodical, very thorough. Appreciated the screening based on leadership principles. Process provides great overview of team. Bar raiser helps to strengthen character and reinforces confidence when the discussion goes well.

ConsLong process for all day interviews. More time for questions from candidates would be beneficial. More discussion for understanding levels and compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd an orientation to how levels work in the company.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful place to work

Content Associate (Former Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsGood working environment. Each Friday is fun friday

ConsNot recognised by my manager.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for freshers, but high work pressure

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsThere is a lot to learn : Amazon uses a lot of new technologies in its code base. You will get to learn a lot of things.
Good compensation
Flexible working hours : The working hours is flexible as long as you do your job.
A very high brand value.

ConsMost of the teams face too much work pressure. Particularly, the one who is on call.
Job distribution is not good. As a developer, you may have to write unit test cases, document several things.
You are expected to work on random services which are not documented well.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the work pressure from employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

ProsInnovative and past pace environment. Have true ownership of your work.

ConsWork life balance can be an issue.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast paced environment , 110% expected everyday!

FC Associate (Current Employee)
Haslet, TX (US)

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

ProsAmazon has great benefits and a four day work week, unless Voluntary?mandatory is called. As a Full time blue badge associate you receive Paid time off, unpaid time, and vacation time. You also receive stock that vests after TWO years and a monthly bonus based on certain performance factors.
Open to suggestions for improving processes

ConsFavoritism
Pay cap on lower tier positions
communication between management and associates can be limited
Favors interview performance over experience

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sort of like a law firm

Corporate Counsel (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsBe a mini GC. You get a lot of responsibility and, depending on the role, can become a true generalist. Other companies will love to have you.

ConsVery big company. Very slow moving. It is also a large legal department so advancement isn't easy. Very long hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe GC is not a great leader. He is very aloof and does not really lead the department. While the lawyers are excellent, the department is not a well oiled machine.

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New Hire Experience

Warehouse Associate (Current Employee)
West Columbia, SC (US)

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

ProsFast Paced
Great Benefits
Set Schedules
Opportunities for Advancement
Guaranteed 40 hrs

ConsShort Breaks
Lots Of Walking
Long Hours
No Off time During Holidays

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Device Associate (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

Prosi have a great work culture

Conschallange will be common in all place but here there must be no identification is found

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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