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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
4,181 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 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Definitely a better work culture as compared to conservative Indian Companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Catalog Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Catalog Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Work-life Balance
    Flexible timings
    Organization culture in general is good with a positive energy

    Cons

    Compensation can be better
    Too much team shuffling can be avoided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can avoid frequent team changes, which will give birth to process experts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Area Manager

    • 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

    Pros

    Starting salary, team, culture, peers

    Cons

    HR, hours, company doesn't treat all employees fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure associates are treated better for career advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Work with smart people
    Forefront of technology
    Fast growth, iterative development
    Good compensation
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Vacation days are few in number, only around 5 a year. It's growing very fast, needs to adjust to the growth better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Device Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Device Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Work Culture, Dress Code, Timings, Management (Both Project & HR)

    Cons

    None. If it all any, it'd be learning curve and compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good to be a part of amazon :)

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment,easy to work, no work pressure

    Cons

    No training,not able to learn more

    Recommends
  7.  

    best place to work ever!

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    very good place to work and has always given enough space to grow and innovate.

    Cons

    none at all.. never had a single problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I thought Amazon did a good job at providing its warehouse associates with good benefits and decent pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very structured environment
    good benefits
    reasonable hours
    opportunity for overtime (mostly in peak season)

    Cons

    peak season can be very tiresome because of mandatory overtime and shift placement may not be that great
    not very many opportunities to move up if you start at the warehouse associate level
    it is factory work so there is a lot of repetitive tasks and they are also on a piece rate system. If you don't maintain a certain piece rate you will be put on probation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my facility LEX2 there were a lot of warehouse associates that had college education. That to me seems like a good pool of people that you might look into additional training and some higher responsibilities along with those that are exceeding expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good idea but...

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    • 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

    Pros

    Amazon is a cool place to work. Amazon prides itself of being obsessed with customer service and being data driven. This clarifies the decision making process for all employees at all levels and enables individuals to make decisions in the best interest of the customer. Amazon gives large responsibilities to all employees regardless of tenure/role in the hopes that the best ideas are driven forward.

    Cons

    The downside to Amazon's philosophy is the lack of consistent direction. There are many teams trying to build new things for their customers and that leads to different agenda's competing for resources. That combined with the very high turn over rate results in teams who are very inefficient due to having underdeveloped processes and inexperienced engineers. This all leads to an environment where you can get great V1 products out the door quickly, but those products often grow stale very quickly due to the fact that the team can not maintain that initial momentum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow more at the SDE 2 and 3 level and make sure you define some processes for code quality and engineering discipline.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    It is ok to work there.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good program. Lots of opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Good program. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Oncall has a little pressure. 7x24

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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