Amazon.com
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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 3,203 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    not too bad

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosnot too long working hour

    Consoncall, some teams have very horrible management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of smart people and the company is growing like crazy

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat benefits, pay, and culture. You can also bring your dog to work in most of the buildings. Lots of opportunity to move into other roles, but it can be very competitive.

    ConsWork life balance is non existence for most roles at Amazon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time working on personal goals of employees vs. just delivering on Amazon's business objectives.

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

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    Horrible

    Stower (Former Employee)
    San Bernardino, CA

    Prosgood benefits, pay, niice co-workers

    Consrate system sucks better perform over 94% or your done.

    Advice to Senior Managementdropping rate syetem and be more human.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pros- 3 day weekends (most of the time)
    - flexible
    - work with very smart people
    - great opportunity to move up in the company
    - great benefits
    - they are trying to improve the company and how they treat people
    - rewarding work. Work on projects and sometimes get to travel to other buildings

    Cons- long hours ( ~12 hour days)
    - call over time a day before your weekend so you can't plan much
    - have 0 say in your location - at least for
    - relocating can get tough depending on which building you work in especially out of the less desirable ones
    - physical work. Was so exhausted after my shifts due to lifting heavy boxes and walking 10+ miles per day
    - claim they care about Area Managers but treat them like door mats
    - act more as a baby sitter ( depends on the type of associates you have)
    - People in the distribution centers get treated really poorly
    - Held up to very high standards and have to write people up if they don't meet the goals

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have people working for you, not robots. Stop treating people like robots!

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

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    Varies incredibly on team

    SDE-intern (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsMostly smart workers. Decent managers. Good salary.

    Conssome interns given projects that nobody really cares about or will use.
    to a minor level: the perks. personally, its not about the money saved from free lunch, but the nice gesture and message this sends about caring about your employees...look at Google/Facebook/Twitter...etc

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider putting more time into compiling various projects to give to interns as options. I have seen that only a subset of the interns get this privilege, some are really screwed over and end up disliking their project which they really have to work on for over two months...

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

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    Good compensation, questionable management

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsI am being very well paid in the industry, I do work enough to earn it, but

    ConsGetting a promotion in this company is very hard, and you have to be a lot about politics, which I'm not. When I say something, its the truth, that you like or not, and that does not fly well over here. Management looks everywhere to please the upper management, and projects don't get finished or get delayed a lot because other projects arrive and they need to get done faster in order to please upper management. Nobody has the guts to say that doing so will hurt the current long term projects. The long term vision is lacking to say the least. Money in a short term is very important to the point that it rarely matters to invest now to harvest in 2 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink on a longer term basis instead of thinking of this year only.

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

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    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsMost projects are very interesting.

    ConsDeadlines are sometimes very tight.

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

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    Great experience prior to second performance review, downhill from there.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours and the ability to act "independently" while maintaining service level requirements set forth from remote management is good. Experience gained was well worth the time invested.

    ConsAmazon likes to believe that employee compensation is based on performance but the reality is that even if your performance exceeds your unlikely to see any increase in pay. Make sure you are 100% ok with your offer, be sure to negotiate if not since that's the last time you'll have the ability to negotiate anything with Amazon. There are great teams within Amazon, not everyone's experience is the same.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all employees with the same level of customer obsession. Offer clearly defined career growth plans and stick to them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cool job

    Picker (Former Employee)
    Chester, VA

    ProsPay well get exercise alot ...vto is the greatest thing amazon ever made

    ConsThe people there make fun of people how they look ... Always promoting there favorites not the people who truly work hard

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people with better personallity

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay. Chance to promote is high due to turn-over.

    ConsLots of supervision, company wants you to show initiative but you will spend most of your time justifying changes. Consuming job in that you will spend most of your off-work time doing projects. Work-life balance does not occur so make sure your family is ready for that commitment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to find a way for work-life balance. Turnover is too high, need to focus on morale at all levels of the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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