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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
1,086 Reviews
3.0
1,086 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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  1.  

    I learned a lot from training new associates and improved processes in every department at amazon

    Current Employee - Trainner in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Trainner in Tracy, CA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    New challenges and new faces all time

    Cons

    long hours, constantly moving to different department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to employees and learn about them and find out what causes them to have down time and other issues on the job this would help resolve conflict on the job

  2.  

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    you get paid every two weeks with chances for overtime and work a four on three off schedule, also you get a lunch break and two regular breaks

    Cons

    doing the same thing over and over and over and over and over again. to much repetition of tasks makes work boring and you not want to go in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change things up, let people do different things. Also focus on talent managemtn and work on promoting those within the company instead of getting all outside managers when hiring

  3.  

    Hard work, unclear projects, unclear goals, good pay, little advice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Pays well for an undergraduate intern. 6k per month plus housing. I was in a hotel. Lots of people I knew loved it. Totally depends on your team. Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    again this all depends on your team. My experience was long hours with less than clear goals. I was given an absurdly difficult assignment. This was later cut down but only after I wasted 3 weeks trying to solve it. (Significant portion of 12 week internship). The assignment was not possible with the code base I was working with. I got off the project only after I showed my manager that it would require a total refactoring (think 5 people working for 6 months) to get it working.

    The assignment I was given to replace the previous one was vague. It was boring. I did it but I hated it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Huge difference in quality of internships. Some sort of way to keep these balanced would be great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazon is an wonderful place to work, grow and learn. Awesome work culture, interesting task popping up everyday.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Challenging , Pressure free, Hazel free work culture.Feeds your thrust for knowledge

    Cons

    Extended work timings, career growth rate is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a faster career growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Fast-paced DevOps, Darwinian environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people you'll ever work with. Very collaborative environment and everyone wants you to do well. You will always know where you stand, as all your co-workers and managers are required to enter data about you into the HR system all year. That's a little creepy, but it's better than not knowing what people really think of you. People are very respectful of each other's time and space, are incredibly hard-working and mature.

    Cons

    Not much down time and you don't feel like you can be honest about being off your game now and then. People work steadily from 9:30am until about 7pm. First impressions matter and managers maintain close scrutiny of whatever you do and what is said about you. Parking for newbies is a mile off campus because of a dispute with the landlord and you must add another 16 minutes for shuttling to and from the parking lot on either side of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developers want to write code and don't want to spend half their time performing operational tasks. Too many outages result from lack of communication between groups that rely on automation to solve everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Provide onsite medical care for all warehouse associates.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Campbellsvlle, KY
    Former Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Campbellsvlle, KY

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Office setting. Very low stress environment.

    Cons

    Low pay. No adrenalin rush.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rissk Analyst
    Former Employee - Rissk Analyst

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    It was an Innovative culture with opportunities for Growth within the organization, if you dedicate a number of hours for the company

    Cons

    It was very stressful and had no national holidays too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work only if the compensation package is very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - Lots of technical problems to solve
    - Smart colleagues
    - Lots of opportunities to learn service oriented architecture and how to scale services

    Cons

    - Operations burden is high, can be excessively high depending on the team
    - Most of the teams don't have any support engineer layer in front of them contributing to the above mentioned problem
    - Equipments are OK but old models and cheap compared to other companies considered in the same league
    - Policy to sponsor for permanent residency is horrible, new college hires don't qualify for the sponsorship
    - Little to no opportunity to contribute to the open source community even though this company wouldn't exist if it didn't use tons of open source products
    - People are packed in small cube areas to the extent that sometimes workers think if they are violating the fire code
    - Almost zero perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company can be bit less frugal to make the employees happier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    High stress, average wage, little to no compensations for going above and beyond expectations.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    amazon is thriving so there are lots of opportunities for future career development and their benefits are okay.

    Cons

    High stress in the warehouses. Employees are in a rated function in which they must average above the bottom 10% or they are performance managed and possibly fired. Corporate is the way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worked retail to ensure our inventory was correct. Lots of data entry and letters processed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ISS Representative in Coffeyville, KS
    Former Employee - ISS Representative in Coffeyville, KS

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    There were a lot of job opportunities in the company

    Cons

    few jobs posted to excel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your team as people and not numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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