Amazon.com Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Software Development Engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Minimum office drama
    SDE has a very big power over their daily project
    Working on new technology

    Cons

    Slow career movement, it might takes several years to get promoted to next level
    Salary is low compare to other tech company

    Advice to Management

    Less Re-org, focus on providing better customer experience instead of just keep adding new features

  2. My experience was fun and exciting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at Amazon.com part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Adverture exprencing fun busy crazy

    Cons

    Very tiring stress crowded annoyed

    Advice to Management

    Friendly and useful and interesting

  3. Organized Chaos

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Corporate culture, fast-paced, challenging, yet rewarding,

    Cons

    work life balance, ambiguity, high expectations/demands

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  5. Bright Future...Amazon is a leader

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities for growth & development (both personally and professionally), great people, good benefits although too pricey, vacation/sick time is okay, flexible, offers tuition reimbursement (hard to find these days), free meals, opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    Politics, too much emphasis on bottom line (yes it Host a for-profit organization), low level/ skilled management due to low compensation, we need to get better management on the field, too reactivate when should be more proactive, too many major projects roll out at once causing them to be ineffective or to fail, pay should be more competitive, more incentive programs needed for both exempt & non exempt employees, work

  6. Smart people

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, good technologies, innovation

    Cons

    Perks, compensation, commute and operations

  7. Brand Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Enjoy working with very intelligent peers.

    Cons

    Work is all about profit-maximization, not the consumer.

  8. Helpful (1)

    A fascinating workplace on many different levels but physically demanding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Allentown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours and flexibility. I work 8:30 to 5:00 and am currently not required to work a night shift, which is not common in many warehouse jobs. Weekend overtime is often available and you have a choice between Saturday or Sunday, one half day or a full day. Benefits and perks are very good--Blue Cross health insurance, 401K with company match, stock awards, performance bonuses, occasional free food luncheons, tuition assistance, cash payouts if you decide to leave the company early, ample opportunities for advancement or transfer to other fulfillment centers all over the country. Opportunities for temporary transfer to other facilities to assist in training and startup. There is also a great system of voluntary time off--if the workload slows down you sometimes have the option of leaving early or taking an entire day off. That leaves plenty of available work for those employees who wish to put in their full 40 hours. There is a lot of variety in work tasks. You might alternate between working at least six different functions, which keeps the work fresh and interesting and helps to avoid repetitive injuries.

    Cons

    The job is often physically draining because of walking long distances in the warehouse. Wearing high quality shoes and double socks helps to save your feet. You must constantly work at high speed with high accuracy and there can be many obstacles that prevent you from achieving high productivity. Management is reasonable about accepting across the board production declines when there are acknowledged barriers but you must always remain vigilant in keeping up your production numbers or you can be written up. There may be a mandatory requirement to work holidays. The six weeks leading up to Christmas are of course especially demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Structure work tasks to minimize the amount of walking in the warehouse. Vary the expectation for productivity according to barriers that may be present. Create a more defined path toward advancement.

  9. It was great!

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly co-workers, sufficient salary

    Cons

    Very stressful workload, untraditional hours, occasional rude management

  10. Senior Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1. Good Company Culture
    2. Healthy Team Environment

    Cons

    1. Compensation and benefits are low comparing to competitor

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits

  11. Program Spcialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got to work on several interesting projects and worked with some great people

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up and compensation is not competitive

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