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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 25 January, 2015
Updated 25 January, 2015
4,128 Reviews
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4,128 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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    Amazon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Customers really are the main focus.

    Cons

    Staff are second to customers and are not considered as even closely important to this stakeholder group.

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    Strong growth and good values, but not the best place to start your career.

    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    High motivation employees, very good control over development process even from SDE1 role, fast development cycle for a large company.

    Cons

    Easy to work way more hours than you would somewhere else, need to be able to confidently say no and regulate your hours or you'll be in the office 60+ hours a week.

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    Hard work rewarding work quick burnout cutthroat

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    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benifts, stock options monthly bonuses, transfer options Amazon.com promotes a diverse and unique atmosphere they offer options to move around through out departments as well as transfers available nation wide.

    Cons

    Quick burnout the company is extremely competitive and promotes a cutthroat style of leadership and will go out on a limb for a new idea before consistency one must continue to produce revolutionary new ideas to stay ahead seniority is never a factor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication of what is expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    An honest culture

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Internships: You work with highly competent people. They do good work and are willing to help you learn.
    Location: Seattle is beautiful with entertainment aplenty there. Amazon and interns organize plenty of events as well.
    Pay: is good

    Cons

    Culture is results-oriented, so if you can do your work in 6 hours, then awesome. If you're barely keeping up at 11 hours a day, might need to up that to 12.
    Somewhat overwhelming to self-indoctrinate the leadership principles, be highly effective at them, and also complete a project on time.
    Mentors have their own stuff to handle. They may be extremely helpful, they may be busy with their own projects, or they might be inaccessible. Don't be surprised to encounter all 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure mentors are available all throughout the internship and don't have too much on their own plate (i.e. mission critical project that they're a key stakeholder on)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It is a fast pace work environment.

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    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    breaks, training, free Gatorade/ snacks, competitions

    Cons

    hot working conditions, long standing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker in Jeffersonville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Picker in Jeffersonville, KY (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    I worked here because there were no other jobs available for me in my area. I got a great friend, she is the best in world. Never heard any like her before.

    Cons

    You are a fraction of a large number in the production report. No Wonder, if your manager even does not know your first name after working for weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe Amazon is going to kick off all employees after they get robots to get the job done but right now the machines working are actually human beings. They eat, smoke and get tired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazon is just as amazing to work for as they are to purchase things from.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Extremely fast paced, very team work oriented, talented employees, innovative, low to no beauracracy, constant feedback on performance. Amazon is growing and they understand the importance of investing in new technologies and resources.

    Cons

    Employees change positions every 2-3 years, high turnover and new pepole onboarding all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base salary compensation is low for a company in a high cost of living area. The stock is incredible but it take a few years to get to a point where you are receiving the benefit of that. Need to look at the high rate of turnover and determine what could be done to help reduce it. This is a great company with a lot to offer they spend a lot of time on the hiring process to lose so many through attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, although...

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Work is easy and repetitive. Free refreshments. Sometimes give out free food. $10.50/hr for fulfillment employees. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership / Line leads and Ambassadors spend most of the day talking with their friends. They just stand around and point out obvious stuff that needs to be done. Warehouse gets hot at times. I often times end up doing the work by myself because their friends in my department are just talking it up. You also won't get recognized for being a competetant and hard working employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on top of the line leads and ambassadors. They slack off way too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A good first job experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Schertz, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Schertz, TX (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good, especially if you are young and are not looking for something long-term. I met great people working there, and management was pretty efficient. If you like to work with a diverse group of people, and stay on your feet 9-10 hours out the stay, it's a really good experience.

    Cons

    During time between peak seasons, there is not much work needed, so they downsize a lot. Performance awards really is number based, and breaks really feel like only minutes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Greate poeple and challenging tasks

    Cons

    Office space is not very appealing

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