Amazon.com Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
3,503 Reviews
3.3
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,427 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Patterson, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Patterson, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging opportunity but you have the opportunity to really meet customer expectations. The organization is very focused on the making the customer and their associates happy.

    Cons

    Focus more on meeting the need of your management staff. Many of them work long hours and do not feel that their work is appreciated but that it is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your managers similar to the way you engage the associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unique corporate culture that either does or doesn't work for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Many growth opportunities. Work with some of the brightest and best around. The culture, if you buy into it, has a lot going for it. If you're not onboard with the culture you won't make it.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to keep your head about water. A lot of fast paced projects that change very little in the overall juggernaut of Amazon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid growning company. Internal pomotional opportunities can be challenging.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA

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

    Pros

    There is no shortage of overtime hours if you want them.

    Cons

    It is easier to get a high level position if you are an external candidate then a current employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more people from within the current employee pool rather then favoring external candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I work with awesome people doing what I like to do - and get paid a whole lot to do it

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

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

    Pros

    I get to work on very visible, customer-facing projects that make a difference to thousands of people a day. My management cares about my career growth and work-life balance. I am paid very well.

    Cons

    Many people, including myself, work 10-12 hours per day pretty frequently. On-call shifts are stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is open to ideas from people at all levels, and they legitimately care about their employees' career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Challenging Team working on innovating with customer input on the retail website

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Own your own product from end to end. From design and vision through to technology stack and ownership

    Cons

    Getting the opportunity really depends on what team you land in within the company. Some roles are fantastic some are terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to go beyond and above to ensure that the people they manage are happy. The fact that they are not complaining is not a positive. If they are not singing your praises then something can be improved. Keep a finger on the pulse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    luke warm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    people are great to work with

    Cons

    how associates are treated over all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get ready ti kiss butt if you want to advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Telephonic interviews

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Brand name and good process.Got a strong interview process. Follow ups are great.Competitive salary.Overall experience was good.

    Cons

    Too lengthy process. Interviewers stick to the text book answers. Need an easy process to bring up the candidates who is theoretically week but strong in work

  9.  

    Fulfillment Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  DuPont, WA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in DuPont, WA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and they start from day one

    Cons

    The shifts are ten and a half hours long, the breaks should be at least 20 min because of the distance to breakrooms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amazon does an amazing job ensuring employees are treated fairly, but I would suggest less micro management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning and a big ownership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great Learning and a big ownership - very cross-functional experience, working for a company that is long term focused, very ambitious and puts customer first, very strong culture

    Cons

    Very intense, not big on formal training (you are expected to learn on the job), most people find work-life balance getting skewed in favor of work, strong culture means you either fit in or would not survive for long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more BI support to business teams, have a process to check the managers who only manage upward

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Summer Internship at AWS

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Competitive compensation
    2. Flexible working time

    Cons

    1. Team where I am in is too large
    2. The assignment is boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Divide the group into more subgroups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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