Amazon.com Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
3,565 Reviews

3.3
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great culture and ownership and responsibilities

    Cons

    Work life balance was challenging at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    it was a fun atmosphere and they like to teach you as much as possible so they can throw you in every department.

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    Former Employee - FC Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    co workers tend to be pretty decent people. well organized company, good for people who like to work hard or who are competitive and the benifits and time off are pretty good. its great to get to learn the ins and outs of any department you want and decent possibility of moving up.

    Cons

    pay kinda sucks, they say there is an open door policy but most people feel like they are heard not listened to. if your not good at picking up things fast expect not to last or to want to last. and if your not in semi decent shape i can see how the goals might be stressful. but to fit hard working people job is cake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern

    Pros

    it is challenging but very rewarding and can learn a lot with many smart people. The culture is great!

    Cons

    The priority of time. It might be sometimes that you would have several tasks at the same time. It would be good if you can have good time management and priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's what you make it.

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    Current Employee - FC Worker  in  West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - FC Worker in West Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Looks great on your resume. Various types of experience in one place from clerical, IT, managerial, H.R, engineering, warehouse, etc.

    Cons

    Being heard. Moving up in growth. Implementing what Amazon standard are all around. More people are making up their own rules than the rules that are in place to ensure it's a successful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees. Figure out how to get everyone working and happy. Be fair & honest above all else.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you stay you might not have a real life ever again

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    Former Employee - Picker  in  Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - Picker in Middletown, DE

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are daily quota to meet in any warehouse position, if you are among the top in the warehouse you are noticed. They also offer a one time bonus to seek another career if you are not happy there.

    Cons

    20-25 miles a day of walking within your 10 hour shift if you are on target for over the daily quota, this can get to your knees eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, I never seen Management so well as the one mentioned here, the managers are out there to look out for the Tier I's and are always taking advices for improvement.

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

    On-figure fashion photographer in the New York City new studio.

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    Current Employee - On Figure Fashion Photographer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - On Figure Fashion Photographer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere with great opportunities to learn and grow within the company. Management very courteous and professional.

    Cons

    Competition between employes can be high sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve share of information between colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work hard and Play hard - no joke

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a fast moving company that allows you to think big and run with it if your ideas are sound, and can make a difference. There is plenty of support to grow and you are encouraged to work on projects and in areas that excite you.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as work life balance for most departments here. This is a 24/7 business and the delivering the best customer experience is demanding.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fast paced, great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Instock Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Instock Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, growing business.

    Cons

    Expected to support leadership unconditionally. High turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better developed HR department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fulfillment Associate

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    I lost a lot of weight working at the warehouse for Amazon. Their open door policy makes it easy for you to talk to management.

    Cons

    The work is very repetitive. Do not look at the clock if you want to survive 10-12 hour days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to lower level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazon is the pinnacle of innovation.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Hebron, KY

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

    Pros

    The pay versus work load is satisfactory. The company HR Dept. constantly "looks" out and keeps an open door policy for all of its employee including those staffed in. There was never a concern for my safety due to Amazon.com's thorough training and safety guidelines.

    Cons

    Amazon offers a "good" benefit plan not the best by no means. The work to life balance is strictly based on how much you want to go home, because if you have the PTO then you can leave at anytime without any problems, but if you are looking for overtime then this is place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I absolutely loved the management, they all did a wonderful job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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