Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2014
Updated 19 September, 2014
3,507 Reviews
3.3
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Solid growning company. Internal pomotional opportunities can be challenging.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There is no shortage of overtime hours if you want them.

    Cons

    It is easier to get a high level position if you are an external candidate then a current employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more people from within the current employee pool rather then favoring external candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work and get paid well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pays competitively
    Good chances for growth
    Incredible team

    Cons

    Sometimes secretive
    High expectations
    Sometimes very frugal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Telephonic interviews

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Brand name and good process.Got a strong interview process. Follow ups are great.Competitive salary.Overall experience was good.

    Cons

    Too lengthy process. Interviewers stick to the text book answers. Need an easy process to bring up the candidates who is theoretically week but strong in work

  6.  

    Good culture and fast paced.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Catalog Specialist II  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Catalog Specialist II in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    You have flex time core hours and can come in at specific times and not exact times. Which is nice if you're used to companies asking you to come in at specific times. No micromanagement here. As long as you do your work and finish, you will succeed here. In downtown Seattle so you get to feel the city every day. Laid back but firm environment. Which is ideal.

    Cons

    Temp jobs that have short contracts can be a little stressful. The fast paced environment may not be ideal for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication might possibly need more enhancement. Some projects lack focus on personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I work with awesome people doing what I like to do - and get paid a whole lot to do it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I get to work on very visible, customer-facing projects that make a difference to thousands of people a day. My management cares about my career growth and work-life balance. I am paid very well.

    Cons

    Many people, including myself, work 10-12 hours per day pretty frequently. On-call shifts are stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is open to ideas from people at all levels, and they legitimately care about their employees' career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience for a customer service job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Kennewick, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kennewick, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    They really want to see you succeed. They give you so much training and help.

    Cons

    The hours you work are really tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great paying job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sortation  in  Avenel, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sortation in Avenel, NJ (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was amazing and it was just for the agency imagine for the company.

    Cons

    Waking up for the 3rd shift they didn't have any other shift .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good place

    Former Employee - Pick  in  Hebron, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Pick in Hebron, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    team members are great good communication.

    Cons

    pay way too low for amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY MORE

  11.  

    Exciting place to work

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Results are seen quickly

    Cons

    On-call can be brutal. Front line management somewhat lacking in people skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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