Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 September, 2014
Updated 30 September, 2014
3,557 Reviews
3.3
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,453 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior program manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    well paid, challenging, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    workload can be huge, no work life balance

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work good advancement

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    Current Employee - Training Specialist  in  Pasco, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Pasco, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Supportive
    Development focused
    Changes all the time

    Cons

    Cut throat
     they claim there are no sacred cows but you best not challenge that idea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication needed and focus more on promoting from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    What I see while working at Amazon,com

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Their are many job opportunities within Amazon.com and areas for development in a fast paced highly innovative environment.. Getting it can be difficult.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up without moving out of state. If you work there while going to school, it can be difficult to move into management. They Don't like to promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication and development is needed from management.Most of the management is green from college and do not know how to develop associates.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work, but they definitely get their moneys worth.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Breinigsville, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Breinigsville, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Amazon offers above average benefits and decent pay for an entry level warehouse job. They give you opportunities to move up, although it takes lots of work and dedication to succeed in advancement. I have met amazing people and have wonderful coworkers. It can be a lot of fun some days.

    Cons

    It is a lot of work. You are on your feet for 10+ hours a shift, monotonous, boring work. It is not for everyone, but some people really do enjoy it. A lot of favoritism from management which can cause a lot of frustration for some employees. The culture can be a lot of dog eat dog, team work is essential in this environment but some people don't partake it and makes the job difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about ALL your employees, not just your "favorites", give everyone the opportunity they deserve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon is a great company to work for

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    People take you seriously even if you are an intern. Though fast pace and heavy workload, Amazon provides employees with tons of opportunities for personal and professional development. You work with groups of smart and self-driven people and you can learn a lot there!

    Cons

    Heavy workload, life and work needs to be balanced. Not many company social events. The company is growing fast so it feels that people are hurry no matter when eating lunch or working

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work but good pay

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Robbinsville, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Robbinsville, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, 3 days off when not on mandatory overtime.

    Cons

    Long days, hard work, standing and walking for 10 hours hard on back and feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside of the number ie rate and quality percentages and see your employees as human. Try not to go straight for the write ups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good team makes all the difference

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast growth means that promotions are common and expected. It's a good place to gain a lot of experience, fast, and get rewarded for it. I am lucky to have a great set of managers, who minimize the (inevitable) bureaucracy and look for our best interests. The workload is very manageable; my team works 40--44 hours a week.

    The company is in a dense area of Seattle, so it's very convenient to reach work by mass transit.

    Cons

    Telecommuting is not as accepted as I would prefer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

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

    Lots of change...management is a bit chaotic, but they try.

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist  in  Coffeyville, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist in Coffeyville, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, bonuses, and time off are great! Wages are mediocre, but the bonuses and overtime go a long way. I get a lot of satisfaction from being able to develop creative projects and try them out in production.

    Cons

    Tasked with solving complex problems with very little budget and time. There tends to be a large degree of finger-pointing instead of learning and moving forward. It seems as though spying, tattling, chopping legs out from underneath co-workers, and crying "it's not fair", gets you ahead in this organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations Leadership Intern

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    Former Employee - Operations Leadership  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    -fantastic, growing company with unbelievable leadership development. You're thrown straight into the fray and have to sink or swim. If you can make it, you'll make a fortune in a very short amount of time. Love and die by the leadership principles

    Future employers love seeing Amazon on a resume. Got interest from many companies after internship who previously wrote me off.

    Cons

    Very physically demanding. No sitting and it can be very difficult to motivate those around you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch and empathetic with associates at all times. They rely on you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok Gets the bills paid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    They give you plenty of time off...PTO and UPT

    Cons

    HR Doesn't know anything so do your own research

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