Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
3,654 Reviews
3.3
3,654 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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.  

    Best Work atmospehere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seller Support Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Seller Support Associate in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Best salary for freshers. Happy workplace.

    Cons

    Monotony and nothing much to think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive sde intern experience at amazon

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    strong teamwork, great coworkers who are excited about their product, friendly environment, food trucks serve good food

    Cons

    Frugality negatively impacts company culture at times. Too much focus on frugality.

  3.  

    You learn a lot in a very short amount of time

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good and lots of opportunity to learn and move up

    Cons

    Lots of politics at amazon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your internal promotions more... Losing ALOT of good talent.

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  5.  

    This company has provided opportunities that other companies have failed to deliver.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    One can learn new skills and develop an incredible work ethic in the process.

    Cons

    One must be physically fit to perform in Amazon, or rather, be able to manage long shifts in order to get job tasks done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to how employees work and interact with others instead only when you have need of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing company. Well ran.

    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Shepherdsville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Shepherdsville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They value their customers and employees.

    Cons

    These positions require you to work at least ten hours a day.

  7.  

    Innovative and cut throat

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is expected to participate in the decisions on many levels. Easy access to developers, program managers and others. Your voice is heard.

    Cons

    Very cut throat, you will be compared to others on all levels, and performance alone isn't enough to keep being employed. The constant amount of new people coming in and old people leaving means that things are very often disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that everyone knows the big picture and don't let them get sucked into a single project while the quality of other things suffer. Everyone needs to work together, and time needs to be set aside to do that.

    Beware, many organizations within Amazon are quite a bit different in respect to management and work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    corporate without all the baggage corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - fast growing tech company
    - work with really smart, forward-thinking people
    - learned quite a bit
    - paid well for an intern

    Cons

    - amazon is huge, it's easy to get overwhelmed
    - not very friendly
    - long hours (this depends on your team/dept.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement from senior management to connect with new employees.

    Bring back the ping pong table!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard Work, Long Hours, Decent Salary, Good Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety

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

    Pros

    You are in control of your future. Opportunities are available at Amazon to anyone willing to work to move up in the company. The benefits are good. The salary is average-good. People are friendly. Atmosphere is friendly.

    Cons

    Expectations are intense. The days can easily be 10-12 hours long. There isn't a lot of notice given to exemplary work. You cannot expect rewards. Exceptional achievements are the expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest encouraging employees to maintain a better work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I liked it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Benefits, VCP, Opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Tier step pay system, cap out and have no more room for additional pay as a warehouse associate.

  11.  

    QA Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Intern in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - QA Intern in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    -good compensation
    - good relocation process
    -cab facility
    - food facility

    Cons

    -review process
    - hierarchy
    - work-life balance
    - no clear requirements

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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