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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 January, 2015
4,190 Reviews
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4,190 Reviews
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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 a 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.  

    Working at the fulfillment centre was fast paced.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The pros would be the other people working with you. Clean and comfortable working facilities.

    Cons

    When it comes to hiring season they will pick up anyone with a heartbeat.

  3.  

    not too bad nor good

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    flexible working time, not too bad salary
    company location is good, near downtown
    easy to get return-offer

    Cons

    you have to be on call sometime,
    work place is not very fancy, and no free food,
    not too much bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK, but not a very good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    have chance to learn more technology

    Cons

    self-service, lack of team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more personal things than company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Immigration hostage

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Interesting company, some really cool & innovative products

    Cons

    They treat you like piece of..... Respect is not one of their leadership principles. Once you are hired, you might get assigned to something else you were interviewed for. Especially if you are a foreign employee whose work permit is tied to Amazon, they know that they can make you do anything they like as you cannot run away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've worked in many big and small companies, and I've never seen this level of unprofessional behavior in middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work plave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good, some bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 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 a 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working at Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 a 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

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