Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,795 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 2,795 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,043 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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just attended written

Senior Device Associate (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

Prosnon traditional and can be ourself very friendly

Consnothing much to say negative about it

Advice to Senior Managementnot much

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Customer and business impact at a world class scale

Senior Manager, Software Development (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCustomer obsessed company with a focus on the ultra-long term
Competitive compensation for high performers
High rate of learning from smart peers and leaders
Ability to take risks on a large scale
Engineering and product innovation challenges
Ownership over roadmap and strategy even at junior levels

ConsHigh stakes, high pressure environment.
Minimum benefits outside of stock and cash compensation
Frugality extends even to laptops and monitors

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

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overall a good job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsHealth benefits, promotions, stock options

Conshours during peak can be excessive

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Good experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

ProsI like the working experience

ConsNothing too much to complain

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work if you align with the cultural values

Senior Manager, Product Management (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros-No ceiling on the amount of responsibility you can take on as a individual contributor or manager
-Smart people
-Easy to change teams/functions and stay within the company
-Product managers have the freedom to do the right thing for the customer regardless of the impact on short term revenue

Cons-High ownership = long hours - work life balance can be tough
-Beyond frugal. Aside from salary, Amazon is stingy. Managers pay for team lunches and any celebrations out of their own pocket. Benefits are below average compared to similar employers, and 401K match is poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's easier to leave and come back at a higher level than get promoted. The company shoud not be so risk averse with promotions.

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

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Great

FBA Associate (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsThe community was great, people were friendly

ConsRequires lots of hours, not a whole lot of work/life balance

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

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Exciting work, always engaging

Web Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsThe work is varied, and there are so many different teams to work on at Amazon. There are however expectations of working late hours, and owning the product you're working on.

ConsLate hours, no real work-life balance. Depending on who your boss is, it can take a drastic turn for an unenjoyable work experience. I switched bosses almost a year into working here and both of them are not very competent in managing others.

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

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Amazon

R&D (Current Employee)

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

ProsFast paced environment, smart folks,

Conscan be boring sometimes, lack innovation at times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amazon.com part-time

Prosgood company to work with

Conssome times get very busy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Internship Experience

SDET-Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsTalented coworkers, they are the smartest group of people I have ever met. Lots of opportunities. Good salary. Nice location in South Lake Union.

ConsIt can be hard to get help from others since everybody is too busy on their own work.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing that I can think of.

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

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