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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 3,262 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,275 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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    Great experience, love-it-or-hate-it culture

    Senior Product Manager Intern (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe work is challenging, and you can immediately see the effects of your efforts in the products. It's also great to work for a company whose products you actually use, so that you have a more personal connection to the product. There is no shortage of opportunities within the company.

    ConsThe culture is fast-paced, competitive and conducive to employees with strong, type-A personalities. I must qualify this statement by saying that I previously worked in the manufacturing industry, which tends to be much more slow paced and traditional. However, I felt like the workload at Amazon was very high even by tech company standards, and the expectations for performance are high. It is definitely a high stress environment, which doesn't suit everyone's work style.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company to work for.

    ConsWork/life balance rough during peak season.

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    Depends on the team

    Senior Vendor Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsInteresting problems to solve, moves extremely quickly, culture of customer obsession. If you like data, you can make a huge impact on the business. I've found my work at Amazon meaningful and stimulating.

    ConsExperience depends on the team.
    - poor manager training and there are many bad ones
    - culture that extols confrontation
    - lack of transparency
    - no perks whatsoever

    Eventually, enough is enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect

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

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    Learned a lot about engineering and work/life balance

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsYou work with smart nice people. There is definitely cutting edge technology in some groups. Amazon won't crumble anytime soon

    ConsWhat group you are in drastically impacts your work/life balance, the interest of the engineering, your ability to advance, etc.

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

     

    A platform to learn a lot

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- One gets to learn latest technologies
    - Very fast paced company with extremely tight deadlines
    - Customer centric

    Cons- Can get hectic and tiring
    - Not great work life balance

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-A big software stack to explore. Opportunity to learn new things

    Cons-to much context switch
    - High expectations from management
    - Lower appreciation level

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosexciting projects that I can work on

    Consdifficult to manage both and work life

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    Good workplace, Bad Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat new projects. Good technology. Very competitive environment

    Consbad work life balance, too much into the hands of your direct managers

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

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    Designer

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsYou have a chance to work with cool and smart people in technology side but not in design side. It is totally up to your boss if the job is fun or not.

    ConsThere is no work and life balance! You have to work and work even on weekends and never leave on time!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall great place to work, pay is not what you would expect.

    Fulfillment Associate (Current Employee) Tracy, CA

    ProsVery lax place, easy to get along with everyone, especially managers, safety is important.

    ConsNot competitive pay, chaotic always construction, changing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore mobility, rich company, associate pay not great.

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

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