Amazon.com Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
3,692 Reviews
3.3
3,692 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,533 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 336 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 605 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 139 reviews)

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  1.  

    This company has provided opportunities that other companies have failed to deliver.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    One can learn new skills and develop an incredible work ethic in the process.

    Cons

    One must be physically fit to perform in Amazon, or rather, be able to manage long shifts in order to get job tasks done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to how employees work and interact with others instead only when you have need of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You learn a lot in a very short amount of time

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good and lots of opportunity to learn and move up

    Cons

    Lots of politics at amazon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your internal promotions more... Losing ALOT of good talent.

  3.  

    corporate without all the baggage corporate

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - fast growing tech company
    - work with really smart, forward-thinking people
    - learned quite a bit
    - paid well for an intern

    Cons

    - amazon is huge, it's easy to get overwhelmed
    - not very friendly
    - long hours (this depends on your team/dept.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement from senior management to connect with new employees.

    Bring back the ping pong table!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard Work, Long Hours, Decent Salary, Good Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    I liked it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Benefits, VCP, Opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Tier step pay system, cap out and have no more room for additional pay as a warehouse associate.

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    Software engineering in amazon

    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    Good environment, don't care about promotion, just internship

    Cons

    Long hours, can't commit codes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Strong culture, quick change, customer obsessed to the core

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Best company I've ever worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    You are rewarded for doing a good job. But prepare disappointed if you expect to be praised for mediocrity.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't too competitive but the stock is where the real money is.

    Internal tech is slow moving causing constant room for improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    If you love to learn how a process works from beginning to end, Amazon is a great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    I have found that Amazon wants to develop you as an employee.
    If you show the desire and a sense of urgency: look out. You will get attention.
    Definitely a resume builder if you are set on a growth path.
    Benefits are quite good for the industry. Job security as well to the best of my knowledge.

    Cons

    Wages are lower than I would like until you reach upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, longer periods of in depth training. Tribal knowledge seams to be very, very much a problem. I spend to much time doing reactive/ stop gap training than value added work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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