Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 29 October, 2014
Updated 29 October, 2014
3,726 Reviews
3.3
3,726 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great employees, hard work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

    Pros

    -Awesome People
    -Intense, rewarding work
    -When allowed to do real work, was interesting and varied

    Cons

    -Bad communication within teams
    -Leadership had some issues
    -Sometimes had to do "intern" jobs and tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training. The ability to do what it takes to make the customer happy is invaluable to a customer service agent and makes the job enjoyable. A lot of fun activities to participate in. Work from home opportunity is great.

    Cons

    Compensation is low and it is difficult to make the transition from contract employee to regular employee,even with perfect metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into how the new metrics are being used to make conversion decisions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worked for large software company M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T for 4 years....what a breath of fresh air at Amazon!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Individuality, you can actually own the projects you are working on from start to finish. Management actually listens to my ideas and I get to run with them. Lovely buildings and area in Downtown Seattle. Love the company philosophies and my quality of life is so much better here. Old company I worked 50-60 hours every week for almost 4 years. Bring your dog to work here...what? So awesome.

    Cons

    I have not found any as yet, except the parking garage has a waiting list for employees. But, this being said, they offer free ORCA passes for transportation around the area and some great reimbursement for other located parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the fact there is no hidden issues with company, everything is so accessible to employees to read about and learn about all aspects of the company. They have made some great acquisitions in the last several years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cutting edge technology and a great environment to learn

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Massive amounts of data
    Autonomy
    Nice location

    Cons

    Outdated internal system
    Not enough connections with the open source community

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place

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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

    Large company with a lot of opportunities. Good mobility and good on your resume.

    Cons

    Long hours and ok pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very challenging, motivating and demanding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Accounts Manager in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - New Accounts Manager in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Competitive though meritocrat work environment. Fostered sound competition. Very open to new ideas and project, a lot of thins to do and improve. Amazing people, hiring the best.

    Cons

    Work-life balance inappropriate, little quality on the projects/results (quantity and bias for action are preferred)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Zero in to quality and big thinking (widen the overview, start working to make a true impact that lasts in time, rather than collecting the chips of the moment and bringing in easy reward just because you've been the firsts to get them).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An extremely challenging environment to work for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    You will get a chance to work with some of the best minds in the industry; A high-pressure environment where raising your bar is a constant ask all the time; Extremely customer focused;

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not so good; You will be expected to be on top of things round the clock.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Area Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    You work with some of the smartest minds, that can teach you a lost about operations.

    Cons

    you can work with one of the smartest minds, that have no clue how to interact with people. They talk about have a backbone but you are expected to just toe the line and not complain about things. things change rapidly with little to no communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start hiring managers because they are good for the company as a whole not because they went to MIT. some of the worst managers I have come across at amazon have been form MIT, UPENN, BOOTH because they hire anyone from those schools with no real interview process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Easy cash

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    • 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
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Good benefits excellent learning opportunity

    Cons

    No worklife balance lot of oncall depends on team to team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Approves of CEO

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