Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,800 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.4 2,800 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,045 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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Good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Prosvery employee customer centric, with allot of opportunities.

Conslarge employee base can make moving up a challenge

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life changing experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Proswe are constantly changing our processes to find better ways to ship customer orders

Consnever know when you come in if things are going to be different.

Advice to Senior Managementcommunication.

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

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Work Hard,Have Fun,Make History

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsPunctual, Hard work,Determination to reach the goal ,Faster, Accurate

ConsMIcro Managing,Short tempered, Hasty at times when not needed.

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Inventory Control

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Proseasy job, fun environment, monthly bonuses

Conslong hours, around Holidays, a lot of walking

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I enjoyed the job, but could not continue due to being unable to adjust to night shift at the time.

Picker (Former Employee)
Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

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

ProsIf you need a job, seasonal work at Amazon is a viable option. Although people tend to poorly review Amazon, I believe the reason people dislike Amazon is because of the demanding pace and vast amount of walking. Buy some comfortable shoes, eat healthy foods, and drink lots of water, and Amazon is not so hard. I personally enjoy challenging work and breaking a sweat, and Amazon is a great place for those with work ethic.

ConsSome of the computer systems seemed aged, the machinery is loud, and the pace is not comfortable. However it is not the nightmare job that those of lesser work ethic claim it is.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. The positive reinforcement, safety tips, and stretching exercises make the experience much safer and more productive. My advice to management is to proceed as they have.

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

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Operations

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHighly Innovative and customer focused culture

ConsFocus is entirely on results and as such, there is little sensitivity to employees life issues that come up.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intense

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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

ProsFast-paced and exciting. You're given a lot of responsibility from day 1. Very smart and motivated people. Only over-performers succeed. Corporate values are very strong and are a key in the success of the company. All decisions are made taking customers in mind.

ConsExhausting. Not the best at work-life balance. Can get a bit aggressive in meetings.

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

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Investigation Specialist (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsFlexible working time all the time

ConsTraining is not that good. The internal communication is poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not hire contract employees too frequently

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall like the experience

Machine Learning Scientist (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

Prosa lot of opportunities to work on fun stuff with celever peopler

ConsLife balance sucks, literally! Too fast paced!

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

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I love working for this company

Safety Coordinator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsEverybody is so friendly and dedicated to what they do.

ConsI think that they salaries could be a bit higher, but we are in a bad economy right now so I understand

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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