Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
3,666 Reviews
3.3
3,666 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it

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    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
  3.  

    Recruiter

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Experience, learning, brand, compensation, growth

    Cons

    Work life Balance, long working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It's an amazing place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, vacation that rolls over, un paid time of 20 hours every 90 days...paid holidays off, demanding of time and pretty cool people to work for.They offer different classes to take to make your experience more fun, you never stop learning. Everyone is very helpful and willing to help associates succeed in growing and promote.

    Cons

    long hours, hot, demanding of time, work most holidays.sometimes associates get discouraged because the competition to promote is huge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better associate engagement, actively listen to associates needs. cross train more to be better prepared for peak season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in Bratislava (Slovakia)

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

    Pros

    Amazon is not a place for low profiles from day 1 you need to be ready to take on challenges and prove that you can outperform. High flexibility and you will learn at your own pace bounded only by your limits.

    Cons

    I was working for another 'big' technology company and there were better benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job keep this way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, but average compensation.

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    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great quality of work (esp. within AWS)
    - Surrounded by very smart engineers
    - Management is very receptive to ideas and feedback
    - Super customer obsessed
    - Strong company culture. People really believe in company's core values which makes for an inspired work environment
    - Highly data driven company
    - No politics BS

    Cons

    - Average pay and benefits. Amazon is lagging behind other companies in it's class (Facebook, Google, MS, etc.)
    - Slow promotions in some parts of the company
    - On call rotation can be bad at times (although it depends on the team).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee pay and benefits. People are not happy within the company with their compensation. Amazon is lagging behind other companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Tons of work, good money

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    Former Employee - Software Tester in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    always stayed busy worked hard enjoyed my job. excellent benifits ,paid holidays, vac and other. had on site counselors, and medical teams ,and high security. walking 20 miles a day benefits extra bonus employee discounts

    Cons

    Overtime
    Little benefits
    Too much pressure
    staying on feet
    fast-paced
    following instructions
    work holidays
    working closely with others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about employees' families

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Significant growth opportunity, great people, rigorous performance management

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a great place to grow your career. You'll work with smart people every day, and can move throughout the company. High-quality work is rewarded, as is delivering results. The company lives and breathes by the leadership principles.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. Teams run lean to ensure the right work gets done, but that also means that one person is almost always doing the job of five. People get burnt out, and leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Software Developemt Engineer Internship

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

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

    Pros

    I would say it was best experience of my life. Got to learn many good practices and technique for efficient coding.
    I was not exactly a java developer but learnt a lot about java in this internship.

    Cons

    Smart people around and you really have to prove yourself to get return offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Title of my review

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, personal growth, is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

    Cons

    I don't think amazon has any down sides to it. Excellent culture, good people. a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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