Amazon.com Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
3,654 Reviews
3.3
3,654 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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 112 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 331 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 599 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 138 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazon is a great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Rapid advancement, and good benefits. If you work hard managers will cross train you in many different departments which offers more opportunity's for growth within the company.

    Cons

    It really stinks that regardless of whether or not you excel at your job or just scrape by, everyone receives the same raises at the same rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with what you say. Attended numerous stand up sessions and heard that cherry pickers will be wrote up and that never happen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for new grad, but need to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    A good place to work hard.

    Cons

    No one cares your life and no one will stop you from burning yourself with extra works. You have to learn how to stop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place for fun project

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The projects here are interesting.

    Cons

    The benefits is not exciting.

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  5.  

    Strong culture, quick change, customer obsessed to the core

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing comes before the customer, and you see that in every employee. People at Amazon are proud to work here and proud to share their experiences with others in the industry. Great benefits and stock options and discounts/perks (if you live in Seattle area). Atmosphere is very casual and comfortable. Endless opportunities if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Even if you can cut your day down to 9 or 10 hours in the office/warehouse, you will have a few hours of work once you get home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard Work, Long Hours, Decent Salary, Good Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    You are in control of your future. Opportunities are available at Amazon to anyone willing to work to move up in the company. The benefits are good. The salary is average-good. People are friendly. Atmosphere is friendly.

    Cons

    Expectations are intense. The days can easily be 10-12 hours long. There isn't a lot of notice given to exemplary work. You cannot expect rewards. Exceptional achievements are the expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest encouraging employees to maintain a better work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Agile, lacking work life balance

    • 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

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about the product. Fast-paced and you feel like constantly contributing to product.

    Cons

    No enough planning for strategic growth. Work life balance suffers as "firefighters" are rewarded for heroic efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very positive

    • 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

    leadership principles are fully valued in org.

    Cons

    good experience overall...nothing to specific to call out.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company with so many perks!!

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are super friendly and energetic. I really enjoyed working with some of the managers because they are enthusiastic and have passion in what they do. High hourly salary also.

    Cons

    I wish there were more hours available for us to work instead of just limiting it to a certain amount for each brand ambassador.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fulfillment Associate who loved it but hated it at the same time!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazon gives some of the best compensation packages of all the warehouses I have worked for. If you are not working for one of their temporary agencies, you usually get treated with respect.

    Cons

    It is hard work, they expect results, and if you are not going to work your butt off for them, they will get rid of you. Especially during Peak

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not an easy job, but plenty of benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Breinigsville, PA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent. They treat their employees well and give plenty of vacation time/sick days. There is room for advancement as well.

    Cons

    Shifts are 10 hours which can be a lot for 3rd shift. The work can become monotonous after working awhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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