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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.3 3,251 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,269 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will learn a lot while working at Amazon that will be useful for the rest of your career(in 98 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here(in 302 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel(in 535 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company(in 123 reviews)

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    Best Internship!

    Operations Leadership Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsI learned a lot during my time there. They were very focused on the development of managers and the associates. I had great support from senior staff and they were always willing to help me when I needed it. I was challenged every day and was given opportunities to work on projects with other departments. Was treated as a manager not an intern. I worked the same hours as my manager and never worked over 55 hours a week (non peak weeks). Once you are in the company there are a thousand opportunities to either change location at will or change positions all together.

    ConsWork life balance can be hard but is manageable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    never boring, often stressful

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company culture is based on objectivity, responsibility, and precision. This means there is little to no "politics" or egos to stroke. Great for people who like to work fast and hard and not waste time. No classism or age-ism like you sometimes see in young hot tech companies.

    ConsFrugal company culture means perks are minimal, tools can be subpar, managers can be spread extremely thin and work environment can be unnecessarily challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsidering the hurdles to getting hired here, there should be more of a focus on retention and promotion of internal talent.

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

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    Rewarding and Demanding

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) San Bernardino, CA

    Pros* We are obsessed with customers. We live and breathe it every day. It is not a hollow mantra.
    * The growth is incredible. Don't blink; you'll miss something. Great opportunities for growth.
    * This is not a "Good Old Boy" network. It's about performance and nothing else.
    * We welcome "Out of Box" thinkers. Debating and challenging existing processes encouraged.

    Cons* The growth is incredible. I know I said the same under PROS. It can be both a blessing and a curse.
    * Being obsessed with customers demands that you work non-traditional hours. It can be tough on the body.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't allow the incredible growth to compromise fundamental cultural commitments. Regularly bumping up against the red line on the tachometer is intense. We don't want to crash and burn. Steady, controlled growth will ensure foundational stability. Exponential growth may not be sustainable and may lead to reactive correction.

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

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    New employee

    Lead Fulfilment Associate (Current Employee) Moreno Valley, CA

    ProsBenefits in healthcare from first day of employment, compensation in vacation hours and personal hours. pay with built in pay raises

    Consdon't know any cons yet

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    It's been a really good learning experience but stressful at times.

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Hayward, CA

    ProsThe pay is pretty good and it's easy to get the tools you need.

    ConsHigh stress and demanding at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to work on retaining your key people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced and fulfilling while also overworked and underguided

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPotential to move and make something of your self.

    ConsAt times disorganized, direction and purpose not clear. Not everything thought out before implementation.

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

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    If it fits for you, a great place to learn and build

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthis is a company that really sticks by its principles, especially customer obsession
    your career path is your own to determine, I've always been supported in my changes (can also be a negative, see below)
    you are building cool things that affect lots of people around the world
    NEVER A DULL MOMENT, EVER

    Consmassive growth can be hard to keep up with
    not a ton of help guiding your career
    no doubt it is a rat race. constant top-grading means you need to be absolutely engaged all of the time. your personal life will suffer from the time and attention you give to your job

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast Paced warehouse environment

    Area Manager (Current Employee) Patterson, CA

    ProsMove anywhere in the country

    ConsWork life balance.
    Small fish in a big pond

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget who pays the bills

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

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    we all don't work in Seattle

    Area Manager (Current Employee) Allentown, PA

    Prossalary is much higher then in most companies

    ConsWork life balance
    expectations are very high
    lots of politics if you want to move up

    Advice to Senior Managementpractice what you preach

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

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    It's intense but I learned alot

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazon has its leadership principles. Leadership principle is not only the guide for interviews but also the guide for internal ratings of current employees. This principle demonstrates good company culture.

    ConsCondensation is good according to other tech companies. Benefit is rather week. Amazon promotes frugality. Working extra hours at work is a demonstration of hard work. However I am sure for all companies, everyone will be particularly busy during launch times.

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