Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
3,564 Reviews

3.3
3,564 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    it was hard interview

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer IIo  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer IIo in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    good package and i suggest it to every fresher to try for it and get selected and if selected they provide high salary and very good incentives

    Cons

    hectic work and you should work in rotational shifts mostly on night shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    It's a big company and a good place to learn.

    Cons

    You have to be on your own.

  3.  

    Great

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    -Fast paced work culture
    -New teams have startup atmosphere
    -Learn new stuff daily

    Cons

    - Oncall pressure
    - Perks could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Patterson, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Patterson, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging opportunity but you have the opportunity to really meet customer expectations. The organization is very focused on the making the customer and their associates happy.

    Cons

    Focus more on meeting the need of your management staff. Many of them work long hours and do not feel that their work is appreciated but that it is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your managers similar to the way you engage the associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to learn

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

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

    Pros

    Here you can learn a lot of things.

    Cons

    Too much pressure and lower benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    BHX1

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Rugeley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Rugeley, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work that is involved... Plenty of help from certain other people when needed... Good lead who is always fair and listens to individuals cercumstances

    Cons

    Quite often shot handed in the area I work and request for extra people to help when busy are often ignored or refused

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazon is a very fast paced working environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for learning, hard on work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Vendor Management  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Vendor Management in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies in terms of learning opportunities, the quality of your peers, and the overall quality of management and vision.

    Cons

    Total compensation is great, as long as you are willing to take a low base salary and a lot of stock, particularly in management positions. Amazon supplements your base for the first two years with cash bonuses, but after the third year the compensation is base + RSU vests. So if the stock price increases, you make good money. If it goes down, you find yourself making less than market value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging project with nice teammates

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    There are not many places that has this scale of business.

    Cons

    People come and go too frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you think is right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and ample learning opportunities

    Cons

    Gets really hectic at times and work-life balance is a bit worrying

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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