Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 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.  

    Wonderful internship experience

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    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
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FC Associate  in  Peterborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Peterborough, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Job security,Career development, Good pay, Fitness.

    Cons

    Work life balance, culture and values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a rid of the dead wood and reward the hard workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company work is always fun here

    Cons

    none as of now totall satisfied

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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

    Pros

    Work with people with amazing backgrounds
    Learn from a variety of businesses (E-commerce, Digital content, Logistics, etc)
    Young and fun coworkers, easy to make friends with
    Dynamic and fast moving environment
    Customer-focused and data-driven

    Cons

    Frugality: always expected to do more with less
    Competitive environment: harder to move up than other companies (visibility and communication are key)
    Long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It all depends on your team

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is like a company of companies. You will have different experiences depending on which team you work on. I say this because, I interned at Amazon twice... on different teams. You can't judge the company as a whole when it comes to your work experience. Also, your manager is very important, when it comes to dictating your experience at Amazon.

    The general pros of working here:

    -So many smart people, you will find a lot of diversity here as well.
    -Interesting projects and products that they have
    -Great salary, relocation, and starting bonuses
    -Working from Home is an option, as long as you get your work done
    -Lots and lots of different technologies used spread through different teams
    -You can come in to work late... How late depends on team of course.
    -You may get invited to free fun events! ie: Free food, sports, etc. (very team dependent)

    Cons

    -Work-life balance can be pretty bad. I've had experiences where people get to leave early or late. It depends on the person and how much work is assigned to them. Also, of course, their skill level
    -A lot of tasks are assigned to you
    -On-call can be hectic, this is team dependent, some teams have a easier On-call experience then others...
    -Code base might be outdated, and annoying to work with
    -You may plateau in learning, depending on what your team does, (Maintenance vs Creating)

    Before joining Amazon, try to look into which teams are generally good and which aren't. I won't lie, that is, most of the teams tend to get bombarded with work and stay at work late.

    Overall, it's a nice company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Lower the work load, make employees more happier.
    -Measure each team's work load and try to make team bigger if it's too high.
    -Add overtime salary for people that have to stay late
    -More fun events for all teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall I've had a great experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Whitestown, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Whitestown, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Training is offered in many roles as an associate. One can decide which role they would like to obtain. If desired after a year of employment amazon will pay 95% of tuition up to 3,000 a year. The benefits are very good,especially their insurance, 401K, discounts, and the people are always positive.

    Cons

    I would say the biggest downfall is communication within the company. Change is constant. Some say the "rate" of production is unreasonable, I find it easy to obtain if someone is willing to just do their job. Core values are not implemented on the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to spend more time with employees engaging their issues instead of advising them they will follow , which they do not. Personal growth is only utilized if you have a bachelors degree, which holds a lot of potential behind. Overall Amazon is a great place to work, I just wish the advancement opporutunities didn't end at entry level management without a 4 year degree

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenge work but changing the world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    growth company
    Challenges - new./interesting stuff
    Customers
    Team - nice people, hard working

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Lots on to do list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more headcount

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work but worth it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker  in  Haslet, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Picker in Haslet, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    You can get medical coverage in 30 days. its high deductible but amazon pays 100 percent for you. great pay and overnight gets even more. no experience needed. Quick hire on and great training. they are very safety oriented and have on site medical care if you need something or don't feel well during your shift.

    Cons

    This job is very physically intensive. The shifts are 10 hours long and 12 hours during peak (November to December) holiday. even with these long shift times you only get 30 mins for lunch and two 15 minute breaks. the break times start when you finish your last task till you start your next so you only really get 7-10 mins for your breaks depending on how long it takes you to get to the break room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    longer lunches and let us sit down if a department has a shut down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    leadership compensation perks and time-off policies

    Cons

    promotions transing and company values

  11.  

    Work hard. Have Fun. Make History.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist II in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment.
    - Good pay.
    - Overtime pay.

    Cons

    - No work-life balance. Excessive overtime recruited.
    - Lack of respect for tenured employees.
    - Politics and unnecessary involvement of HR-BPs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know whats wrong, start fixing things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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