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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
3,944 Reviews
3.4
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Cirdan Ultra is a game-changing laboratory information system provider.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture, energetic and have a passion for quality.

    Cons

    It may acquire more experienced talent in the particular field to develop their new product faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company may acquire more experienced talent in the particular field to develop their new product faster.

  2.  

    Some good, some bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peon in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Peon in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Big, growing, taking over the world.

    Cons

    Evil, makes us work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work plave

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    Lack of communication amongst all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pressure Factory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Delta, BC
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Delta, BC

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

    Pros

    People who can handle pressure and knows well to juggle with numbers its a go company

    Cons

    Adequate training will be provided,work life balance is good if u balance it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be aware its people working there not machines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Logistics - Staffing and Product

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible use of technology to monitor by the hour productivity and product movement! New attentions to Ergonomics and Automation definite steps forward for a globally competitive company.

    Cons

    Personal growth is limited, overall results and rewards are numbers based instead people performance based. Training is fantastic, job shadowing and competency in each position overseeing before management. Change management systems slow to implement best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise regular reviews of power hungry middle management - $ is not the motivator so would be good to keep a careful eye on them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working at Amazon

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker Outbound in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Picker Outbound in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Thats it, if you work the whole 40, (sometimes 50) you can get good pay, but considering the amount you have to walk and stand, minimum rate is not enough.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was terrible, they basically wanted you to drop everything in your life and come in on you MOT day (Mandatory Over Time) and once you cancelled you plans, they could easily say they cancelled the MOT. No perks of working in the company and working with fellow employees felt risky. Everybody looked out for their interest and work environment was not friendly. Everybody wanted to make sure they're rates were high and would screw anyone else in the process. They watch your rates like vultures and one day will congratulate you and on the next scold you for not working hard enough, regardless of your wellbeing

    They try to act like they have safety in place, but no safety procedures are followed by the fulltime Amazon employees, and making a mistake is equivalent to getting fired. They are terrible at recognizing potential and will not see good talent. Instead, they will focus on good rates and suck-ups to promote and advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to gauge real potential which might help the quick turnaround. Also, try to know what your employees are saying about you, sometimes when there is a language gap, a lot of the stuff they are saying is really, really bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Vendor Manager in London, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Vendor Manager in London, ON

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Good salary but no bonuses

    Cons

    You have to work with some of the least inspiring people on this planet. The culture is horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont act like monsters. it leads nowhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    All hail the Amazon cult...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can see is that you can put Amazon on your resume and have people trip all over themselves thinking that actually means something...

    Cons

    Where to begin?

    -Cult like devotion and inability to allow dissent
    -Cold and highly arrogant organization
    -Mind numbing numbers metrics and having to 'deep dive' everything
    -Absolutely no work life balance
    -An organization that likes to pass the buck and throw people under the bus with glee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice at all...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    No longer a place where "builders can build". Mediocre company with mediocre pay & benefits relative to industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    - several businesses are industry-leading and will continue to do well (Amazon retail, AWS, Kindle)
    - internal developer tools and expertise is still a great asset

    Cons

    - increase in management levels, degrading talent, and churn is leading to a slower company with poorer quality products
    - hiring bar getting lower; best employees are leaving since there is nothing particularly attractive to retain them
    - mediocre pay and benefits relative to an overall tech industry that pays very generously
    - stock at current price has limited upside compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the main company values is "Amazon is a place where builders can build." That is no longer true. There is too much middle management, politics, and bs. Amazon needs to nurture and retain the best and brightest developers and dev leads, not those who love running meetings and playing politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, good systems, gruelling, physically demanding job

    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Milton, ON
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Milton, ON

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are paid 14$/hour. Managers and supervisors are supposed to help you according to Amazon leadership principles. Very good benefits including vision, dental, podiatrist, chiropractor etc

    Cons

    You will have to walk as much as 15 km a day (in 10 hours). Your feet and various other parts of your body will hurt like nothing you have experienced before. Long term this job will seriously affect your health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotation of tasks are not done as there are never enough people due to high turnover. Rotate tasks and change to an 8 hour shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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