Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,812 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

2812 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

3 people found this helpful  

Take Google's engineering scale, mix Apple's customer satisfaction focus, and you get Amazon

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

ProsFor an engineer, not excited about the roller-coaster ride in a start-up, it cannot get any better than Amazon. You will get to work of technologies that need to scale to cater million if customer, and hundreds of million requests made by these customers. With AWS as backbone, and working with tons of in-house and open source technologies, you will gain invaluable experience, which ensure both technical and financial growth. The companies motto of being frugal and passing the saving to the customer will ensure you always come up with the right engineering solution to problem.

ConsGood pay, but not a lot of extra perks. Limited financial growth at the company, but it prepares you for good financial growth outside the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest a bit more in employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Work Hard, Play Hard

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Amazon.com


Pros: They work you hard, which occasionally leads to burnout, but the… Cons: Minimal perks, frugal is an understatement, but occasionally it's to the point of penny pinching. Depending on your team, there may be as… Advice to Senior Management: If yo have a budget to spend on your team, spend it! It's there to make sure your team is working in tip top shape.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

85 people found this helpful  

Can be amazing for some people, horrible for others

Software Development Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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


Pros: Amazon is doing lot's of cool stuff...but lots of boring stuff too. There are really well run teams...and very badly run teams. The… Cons: - You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one… Advice to Senior Management: Stack ranking is a horrible practice since it's rife with favoritism. It's also not Amazonian in that it's not data based (arbitrarily designating a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

There are newer reviews on Amazon.com.

Worked for Amazon.com? Contribute to the Community!

Amazon.com – Why Work for Us?

Not ready to apply yet? Click here to join our Talent communities, where you can learn more about us and stay up-to-date with Amazonian opportunities! Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Amazon.com reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos. All reviews posted anonymously by Amazon.com employees.