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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 31 January, 2015
Updated 31 January, 2015
4,192 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. 8 people found this helpful  

    Hire the best, use them for menial tasks

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively good software development practices

    Cons

    Toronto office is a second-class citizen in Amazon world. The salary is lower than in Seattle and the work is less interesting. Working in a remote office means spending half of the day writing e-mails. You can get into a team in which you almost don't get to code and spend a lot of time with administration and maintenance. Amazon's frugality is sometimes ridiculous - you get the cheapest monitors, keyboards, etc, regardless of poor quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some Toronto-based projects which require less worldwide communication. Raise the salaries to the level in Seattle. Don't be cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    grueling work

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milton, ON

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

    Pros

    People are very helpful. If you do your work and follow safety you are left alone (no boss looking. over your shoulder). Very good health benefits for you and your family. Three day weekend

    Cons

    Grueling 10 hour days on your feet or walking in a huge warehouse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont bs about safety. There are very unsafe arrangement of products. Fix it first and then talk about safety.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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 (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
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  5. 8 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 (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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8. 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 (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
  9. 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 (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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced and rewarding

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Associate in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor (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

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