Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 27 April, 2015
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  1. Picker

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    Former Employee - Picker in Breinigsville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Picker in Breinigsville, PA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can cross train in many other departments, this give experience ability to go into a management position or another department.

    Cons

    You work at their speed, not yours, the customer is the number one. Walking up to 25 miles a day.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the problem is not a problem the company created first before scolding the worker.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Working on Mturk for 4 months and loving it.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Self directed work.
    You get out what you put in.
    Fun and varying tasks of all types.
    Great interface for tracking earnings.
    Fantastic social forum community.
    Tons of add-ons and resources available for more effective earnings.

    Cons

    Work can be sparse on weekends.
    Averages around 10 cents per minute or 6 dollars an hour unless you know the tricks.

    Advice to Management

    Higher base pay would be excellent.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Cloud Support Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Challenging
    - Lots of opportunity to learn
    - Great work environment and perks

    Cons

    - Average salary and not growing at all per company's growth
    - After 2 years people feel demoted due to weird salary packaging model

    Advice to Management

    - Being frugal is great but providing almost free services to most customer isn't
    - Revise weird salary packaging model and salary as per company's growth

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  5. Creative at Amazon Game Studios

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Working with exceptionally talented, experienced game developers on games that push the envelope in some aspect. Think Big is taken seriously.
    - Feels like a small to mid-size studio, but with backing of a huge corporate parent with resources.
    - I'm excited to go to work every day.
    - People that don't belong there are moved out. I want to work with a strong team.

    Cons

    - Amazon Game Studios is still finding its way in terms of game development process and what market to address. This has been improving steadily and will hopefully not be an issue in a couple of years.
    - The frugality principal shouldn't always apply to game development because it can cost time , which is precious, or affect quality.
    - Projects at Amazon usually are under 6 months, so the longer development time frames of games is something that upper management is learning.

    Advice to Management

    Games are a creative process, and you don't know at the beginning exactly what you are making, so you need to give the process time, as long as progress is shown.

    Be more open, not so secretive.

  6. Regional Marketing Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Consultant
    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Consultant

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hands on training is awesome; as well as, the opportunity to learn from all managers and teammates. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged...play hard, make money, have fun!!! Amazon is an awesome company with high standards from the best to deliver the best to their customers. Given the opportunity to return, I would in a heartbeat. What an amazing sales opportunity!

    Cons

    The pay is good, therefore, working is addictive and often extends beyond the work day at home. Sometime 7 days a week without complaints. Simply addictive and rewarding all at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    With the technology and connectivity provided Amazon has the capacity to encourage 4-day work weeks and 5 hour days...upper management should take heed - more productivity and creativity with a 5 hour block of time...after 5 hours there is time for lunch, exercise, family, networking, etc.

  7. Warehouse worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very accommodating to permanent employees.

    Cons

    High production expectations and work place favoritism.

  8. Everyone should work here for at least once.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineering
    Current Employee - Software Engineering

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Smart people to work with
    * Awesome culture driven by customer focus and 14 leadership principles.
    * Very very less office politics.. again customer in front
    * challenging projects & work environment

    Cons

    * Compensation and benefits
    * Not a place for everyone. Can be challenging for some

    Advice to Management

    Doing good.

  9. Process Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in San Bernardino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a pyramid scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention.

  10. Nice and energetic working environment

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learn a lot of UX knowledge

    Cons

    Less guidance while I was interning.

  11. Loved it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours but it changes from team to team

    Cons

    Near deadlines things get a little hectiic

    Advice to Management

    None

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