Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 29 September, 2014
Updated 29 September, 2014
3,557 Reviews
3.3
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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 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.  

    Exciting experience

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  Davis, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Davis, CA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Ambassador experience. Well paid. A lot of benefits. Flexible hours. Good management.

    Cons

    Wish Amazon Student could attend colleges more often throughout the school year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, great technology, great people.

    Cons

    Frugality is a guiding principle in the company as they see themselves as a retailer, first and foremost. It doesn't have the mindset of a Silicon Valley company regarding perks for employees such as free food.

  3.  

    Good set of values, open culture, dynamic work environment

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Leaders are obsessed about long term view point. Employees have tremendous ownership and function pretty much independently. Flat hierarchy - therefore access to folks - both upstream and downstream is easy. Company likes to experiment and failure is appreciated as a great learning platform.

    Cons

    High ownership at times make work seem transactional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
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    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
  7.  

    Place where builders can build

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager

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

    Pros

    get to work with smart people, lots of freedom and ideas can be generated from bottom up

    Cons

    not great work life balance, operations load can be high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Amazon Intern

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    Current Employee - Tax
    Current Employee - Tax

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Generally everyone was friendly, helpful, and professional.

    The hours and workload were very reasonable.

    Cons

    Occasionally, there were some who were very difficult to work with.

    But that person was a complete outlier, and not at all representative of the company as a whole.

  10.  

    Lots of work, tons of rewards

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure, volume and variety of work. Strong desire to compete and deliver results which helps morale if you're driven and ambitious. Plenty of training options and as long as you can justify what your plans are with data, they'll support you with more experimental projects.

    Cons

    Volume of work. Pay isn't the best. There can sometimes be a disconnect or 'veiled' gap between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up - share and trust your company's driving force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hard-working Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    reputable company in retail or distribution

    Cons

    lots of physical hard work

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