Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,795 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 2,795 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Interview process

Executive Producer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

ProsVery methodical, very thorough. Appreciated the screening based on leadership principles. Process provides great overview of team. Bar raiser helps to strengthen character and reinforces confidence when the discussion goes well.

ConsLong process for all day interviews. More time for questions from candidates would be beneficial. More discussion for understanding levels and compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd an orientation to how levels work in the company.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsGreat company to work for, absolutely love the position and opportunities!

ConsLong days during peak and following peak

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

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Great to work with the most talented ppl in an internationalized place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

Pros1. cool peers and open-minded seniors to work with
2. unique culture in terms of leadership principles to set clear benchmark of the role model
3. big name, respectable company for its innovation and customer obsession
4. standard works

Cons1. communication across buildings/regions
2. localization to tailor particular needs of certain regions/markets

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

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Exciting company!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

ProsMany people complain about the crazy hours, but Amazon is a fast paced company and for those who love that it's exciting! Everyday is something new and I love it. Love my job everyday.

ConsCareer movement is lacking in certain departments.

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

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life changing experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Proswe are constantly changing our processes to find better ways to ship customer orders

Consnever know when you come in if things are going to be different.

Advice to Senior Managementcommunication.

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

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I worked at Amazon.com

ProsIt is the very good place to work at and will have the most knowledge to learn

ConsI dont think this has any cons

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I love working for this company

Safety Coordinator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Amazon.com part-time for more than a year

ProsEverybody is so friendly and dedicated to what they do.

ConsI think that they salaries could be a bit higher, but we are in a bad economy right now so I understand

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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

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Investigation Specialist (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFlexible working time all the time

ConsTraining is not that good. The internal communication is poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not hire contract employees too frequently

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Customer and business impact at a world class scale

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

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCustomer obsessed company with a focus on the ultra-long term
Competitive compensation for high performers
High rate of learning from smart peers and leaders
Ability to take risks on a large scale
Engineering and product innovation challenges
Ownership over roadmap and strategy even at junior levels

ConsHigh stakes, high pressure environment.
Minimum benefits outside of stock and cash compensation
Frugality extends even to laptops and monitors

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

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Great place to work if you align with the cultural values

Senior Manager, Product Management (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

Pros-No ceiling on the amount of responsibility you can take on as a individual contributor or manager
-Smart people
-Easy to change teams/functions and stay within the company
-Product managers have the freedom to do the right thing for the customer regardless of the impact on short term revenue

Cons-High ownership = long hours - work life balance can be tough
-Beyond frugal. Aside from salary, Amazon is stingy. Managers pay for team lunches and any celebrations out of their own pocket. Benefits are below average compared to similar employers, and 401K match is poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's easier to leave and come back at a higher level than get promoted. The company shoud not be so risk averse with promotions.

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

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