Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 1 October, 2014
Updated 1 October, 2014
3,564 Reviews
3.3
3,564 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,455 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 110 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 326 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 583 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 133 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very smart people to work with

    Cons

    Oncall responsibility so we have to work on weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Mississauga Valley, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Mississauga Valley, ON

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

    Pros

    The company leer you by offering above average pay for management level. Base pay is not above average but they do offer higher than normal signing bonus meant to keep you engaged for two years.

    Cons

    Overall, the worst place I have worked. They have a lot of good things on paper but the company does not care about it employees. Managers are not allowed vacation between October 01 and December 31. Because you cannot take vacation you accumulate many vacation days and if you try and take them you a made to feel like you are not a good employee. You literally are demoralized for using a vacation day.

    I am white male. The company will hire minorities but treat them as a slave labor force, including the managers. Minorities on all levels are treated poorly. In less than one year I have seen 11 managers get fired and 7 resign. Managers come and go. Do not leave your job for Amazon and do not be fooled buy the huge signing bonus and offer of RSU. You will regret taking the bonus because when you are either fired or resign you will be made to repay.

    Worst place to work. As soon as I complete my two years here as Operations Manager I am resigning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage People Attack Process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic company and one of the best job in my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Good company ,nice culture. make history and have fun.

    Cons

    not much to say here. I enjoyed my life at the company.

    Recommends
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    good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    industry leading products and services available

    Cons

    few chances to get promoted

  6.  

    software engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    it is a gaood experience

    Cons

    there nothing bad about it

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    You learn the latest technologies, and how to scale for millions

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits should improve

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    In love- but there's room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Process Assistant  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Always improving
    Ownership
    Fast-pace
    Employee development
    Career opportunities
    Fun
    Lots to learn

    Cons

    Turn over rate
    Communication gaps
    No scholarship opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Associate in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Growing company with many opportunities. Consistently evolving with new trends.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay for hourly employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    unique place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor

    Pros

    uniqueness, great business plan / ideology

    Cons

    lack of real organization, communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ask yourselves the reason of high turnouts on hiring/firing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard yes. Have fun, yes. Make history, I hope!

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, good and qualified colleagues, and good principles. I get to work on interesting projects and to decide how to do them: from design to implementation, we do it all ourselves. Some teams work on exciting projects, others work on necessary projects. Less thrilling, but still huge amounts of data or money flows through our software, and it's gratifying to know we make a difference.

    Cons

    Your career seems to be entirely in your hands, and some bars seem pretty high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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