Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
3,666 Reviews
3.3
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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 112 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 331 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 599 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 138 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Tons of work, good money

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazon is a great company to work for

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    People take you seriously even if you are an intern. Though fast pace and heavy workload, Amazon provides employees with tons of opportunities for personal and professional development. You work with groups of smart and self-driven people and you can learn a lot there!

    Cons

    Heavy workload, life and work needs to be balanced. Not many company social events. The company is growing fast so it feels that people are hurry no matter when eating lunch or working

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of work, tons of rewards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure, volume and variety of work. Strong desire to compete and deliver results which helps morale if you're driven and ambitious. Plenty of training options and as long as you can justify what your plans are with data, they'll support you with more experimental projects.

    Cons

    Volume of work. Pay isn't the best. There can sometimes be a disconnect or 'veiled' gap between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up - share and trust your company's driving force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is the best company i've ever worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    pay masters, they believe in work life balance, flexible working hours

    Cons

    these days it is getting strict

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go ahead with what you are doing, however consider giving leaves when it is really emergency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A generally good place with some specific organizations doing great work

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    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazon has a high variability in talent and the kind of stuff it works on. There are places which are working on old legacy and so-yesterday problems and either re-writing them or deprecating old stuff. Same time there are organizations within Amazon that work on really cutting edge technology. You get to choose where you want to work. The best organizations also attract the best talent and are the most challenging places to work. The other places are not so great in terms of talent, but it may be a good choice if one is interested in working on relatively safe things and/or interested in a career in management. You can get paid well either way you go

    Cons

    There is stiff competition and work pressure can sometimes get to you.
    Managing a career is not so easy and there is not enough transparency. You can find out though if you talk to folks who have been around a long time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for high-functioning, intelligent devs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Never boring, always learning
    - In-city location means you aren't forced to live in the God-forsaken suburbs
    - Noone will find your path for you, emphasis on ownership and personal responsibility (this could be a con if you're lazy)
    - High hiring bar means you're surrounded by people smarter than you

    Cons

    - Shifting priorities mean some projects never make it to production.
    - Job satisfaction tied closely to team. Some are awesome, some not-so-much.
    - Minimal perks other than compensation. Middling health benefits. Amazon is proudly frugal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the high hiring bar. 100% medical coverage should be standard for salaried employees. Larks like the Fire Phone are hurting our image.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    You'll get good work but it might be overkill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    - Loads of new projects coming in quite regularly.
    - Great development tools and infrastructure.
    - Several smart people around.

    Cons

    - Maintaining a work-life balance is a bit hard given the amount of stuff you have to do.
    - Politics might exist in certain teams.
    - Few teams are almost dead and if you get into one of them, you're in for a tough time.
    - Being on call could disrupt your personal life.
    - Very few perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    interview experience in amazon trms

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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

    Pros

    best package and career growth with good work environment

    Cons

    no extra work hours for some profile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience. Real Software development that matters and you learn a lot from the smart people around you.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, work hard and do things that matter. You will learn a lot as an intern

    Cons

    Don't get much time to do other things. I found it hard to keep up with my peers who all worked late and had a lot more experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work hours are too long for my team. I know times vary between teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive feedback about goals, everybody's upbeat and happy, management is very approachable and open to your ideas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cosolidation in Kennesaw, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Cosolidation in Kennesaw, GA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyday there's a sense of accomplishment and also lots of positive reinforcement . Leads are there to help with training and help you when there's a problem or concern . Everyday begins with a group meeting where goals are set and accomplishments are acknowledged from the day before. Everyday someone is asked to give a safety tip and a quality tip and warm-up exercises are lead by volunteers to get the day started.

    Cons

    Sometimes the flow of work is like a fire hose and you just have to work at a super fast pace to keep up and get the job done and other times you have to search for things to do to look busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep yourself approachable and open to new ideas and always continue to give positive reinforcement and also tell employees when they are not doing something right so they can do it the right way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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