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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
3,515 Reviews

3.3
3,515 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon is a very fast paced working environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its a company with a great reputation, known worldwide, fulfillment centers all over the world.

    Cons

    It's a constant battle between the management team and the associates. The management team tries to appear as though they are doing everything possible to make the associates work life as good as possible but then turn around and treat them poorly. The associates are given something out of the ordinary and then they want the world/MORE!. It's a no win situation either way. Constant battle back and forth. Draining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the leadership team should get more extensive training on how to work the most effectively in this type of environment. The leadership team acted like adolescents at times by talking behind each other’s backs, relaying private conversations with associates to others, etc. The HR team was probably the most pathetic group of individuals that I have ever worked with in my past 30 years. They were useless and totally unprofessional. They lacked morals and acted unethically numerous times. The other centers in the node constantly commented on how terrible they were to work with. Embarrassing really.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Great culture and ownership and responsibilities

    Cons

    Work life balance was challenging at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Learning Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Temporary in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Really Great Place to work

    Cons

    Heavy workload and short deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize hard workers more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's what you make it.

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    Current Employee - FC Worker  in  West Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - FC Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Looks great on your resume. Various types of experience in one place from clerical, IT, managerial, H.R, engineering, warehouse, etc.

    Cons

    Being heard. Moving up in growth. Implementing what Amazon standard are all around. More people are making up their own rules than the rules that are in place to ensure it's a successful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees. Figure out how to get everyone working and happy. Be fair & honest above all else.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was great!

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

    Pros

    it is challenging but very rewarding and can learn a lot with many smart people. The culture is great!

    Cons

    The priority of time. It might be sometimes that you would have several tasks at the same time. It would be good if you can have good time management and priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    we will have flexible timings and flexible weekoffs at times. good environment to work. good support during peak time where we have to do more work. salary is good and we will get good amount of perks a times.

    Cons

    night shifts and rotational shifts. week offs are rotational and it s not mandatory that we will get weekoffs on saturday and sunday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast Paced

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

    Pros

    Pay, Experience, Smart people to work with, Personal time, Benefits

    Cons

    -Things change too fast
    -Fast turn over rate for managers
    -Not enough paid holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good atmosphere in my office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Elastic working hours, you can come early and leave early, even as an intern. Besides, you can bring your dog to the office. Teammates are very helpful and responsive.

    Cons

    Compared to other powerful IT company, Amazon insists frugality, so no much free food or drink, but I don't really care. What I care more is the laptop we got, it's a kind of old ThinkPad or Dell, you have to apply if you want to use a macbook pro (not retina!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager is very nice, so far so good!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company work is always fun here

    Cons

    none as of now totall satisfied

  11.  

    it was a fun atmosphere and they like to teach you as much as possible so they can throw you in every department.

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    Former Employee - FC Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    co workers tend to be pretty decent people. well organized company, good for people who like to work hard or who are competitive and the benifits and time off are pretty good. its great to get to learn the ins and outs of any department you want and decent possibility of moving up.

    Cons

    pay kinda sucks, they say there is an open door policy but most people feel like they are heard not listened to. if your not good at picking up things fast expect not to last or to want to last. and if your not in semi decent shape i can see how the goals might be stressful. but to fit hard working people job is cake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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