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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 21 November, 2014
Updated 21 November, 2014
3,841 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 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 340 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 616 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 140 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, depends on the team though.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Lots of learning opportunities with wide range of technologies being used
    - Good pay and benefits
    - Management cares for personal growth and career development

    Cons

    - Some times work-life balance can be a challenge depending on the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great internship with a lot of learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They paid well but there weren't many benefits. The work-life balance was good for me as an intern but it looks harsh for full-timers. They focus a lot on the company values, which are great, but they are willing to not rehire great candidates if they do not align with them.

    Cons

    Some teams are better than the others in terms of being friendly and going to eat every day. I got stuck with one where people like to do their own thing (eat at their desk) so lunch time was boring when my friends were not around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amazon is great for personal growth but the materialist perks are less attractive. I loved what I was doing there and that is why I decided to come back. However, I have seen over time that the company policies are different in different countries. For example, my experience with the HR in India was terrible because he stopped replying to my request to work there, even after the HR in Seattle asked him to reply.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Career in Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seller Support Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Seller Support Associate in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    The work place environment is employee friendly.

    Cons

    The growth opportunities in the long run is very less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work environment has become very pressurizing like other BPOs though amazon is not a BPO. We look up to Amazon as it believed in letting the employee grow by taking their own decisions but lately everything is forced upon us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was awesome until I feel for the bait n' switch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Return in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Return in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Never a boring day at work

    Cons

    Blame chain always went down to the grunt level

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Potential For Long Term Employment, But Management Needs To Communicate More Effectively Amongst Each Other

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Moreno Valley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Moreno Valley, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary and monthly bonuses for an entry level warehouse/fulfillment associate is top of the line and unbeatable; all you really have to do is show up and do your job. The ability to enroll in full benefits (medical, dental vision, 401(k) and more) on day 1 is awesome! That's unheard of with mostly all companies.

    Cons

    The biggest con of working within Amazon's FC's for me at least is the Managers never being on the same page. Things change a lot, but information is rarely communicated to all of the managers so it's hard to put your trust in management as an associate because when trying to receive correct info you receive different information depending upon who you are speaking to. It makes management look very unorganized and unprepared to handle 300+ associates. Another Con I've noticed is the managers not truly taking the time to get to know their associates even if they may change roles eventually. I think it's important to show your employees not only that you are running the show, but that if they need to speak with you one on one that you will at least be able to address them by name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see Managers get on the same page as far as communication between each other when changes to procedures/policies are made. Maybe developing an email group per FC that is specific to changes within that particularly facility that requires immediate communication can be created so everyone is on the same page even if managers are changed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great place to get things done

    Cons

    low titles lack of performance pay

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ownership
    Independence
    Drive your own way
    Smart people

    Cons

    It is upto you how to drive ourself
    Not enough couching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Form a team not a work horse. Some teams have management who like to direct instead of guiding

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing workplace; excellent environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Truly an amazing and innovative place to work. I have had nothing short of joy working with my team and the highly scalable tools that the infrastructure provides. It can be quite the load of work at times, but you are always encouraged to automate and innovate--even when that means tearing out the old stuff you don't like. The whole world is your playground here.

    Cons

    Workload can be high, but it is manageable--they are very considerate about work-life balance, and offer easy VPN access when working from home is necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FC TRAINER in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - FC TRAINER in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    good company to work in

    Cons

    Less pay, lots of manual work and less automation, takes time to adapt to the cahanges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have to be little more structure in resolving problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    fulfillment associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate

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

    Pros

    people are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    drug testing and using a side company for hiring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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