Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
3,692 Reviews
3.3
3,692 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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 336 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 605 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 139 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to intern

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and fun work environment. There are a lot of fun activities planned for interns and you get a project you have complete ownership over

    Cons

    Nothing as an intern. As a full time employee you go on an on call cycle with your team members which seems to make for a poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to improve the work life balance for employees. While you pay very well, people need time to relax once they finally get home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy cash

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Columbia, SC (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supervisor was really caring
    Met friendly people

    Cons

    SMX Coaches
    Short breaks
    Temperature in work area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of coaches

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

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    You learn as much as never before. It teaches you how to be on your toes all the times. Great work culture.

    Cons

    Fast Paced. Bad work and life balance. Long work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Already the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by incredible talent, lots of opportunities to grow, awesome coworkers, lots of knowledge sharing, lots of challenging and creative projects

    Cons

    Commute (unless you live downtown or nearby), high turnover rates, cost of living in the area, frugality sometimes hurts productivity, sub par benefits, terrible 401k

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your talent (better pay, better benefits)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pathways Operations Manager

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Dynamic, hand on learning, ability to have huge impact

    Cons

    NOne really, maybe better work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hard-work pays off with innovative atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, Training, Experience, Network

    Cons

    work-life balance, hours worked, time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed my time with Amazon but found that some of the managers would ride hard and not offer praise for good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador

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

    Pros

    Everything is centered around customer satisfaction and loyalty.

    Cons

    High stress and high work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was good and a learning experience for a fresher like me

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and importance given to the employees

    Cons

    Compensation and career growth oppurtunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This company is what you make of it

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

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Pay is OK
    Overtime during holidays
    Promos are there
    Benefits are ok

    Cons

    Pay is OK but for the work you do it could be better

    Promos are there but lots of competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Numbers aren't the only factor in running the warehouse.

  11.  

    Very good work environment

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

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

    Pros

    Good co workers
    can learn a lot
    very good work environment
    good pay

    Cons

    number of hours per week is insane
    cant spend much time for other activities

    Approves of CEO

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