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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
4,190 Reviews
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4,190 Reviews
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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 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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  1.  

    For me personally, this position has been a positive one.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Quality Assurance in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Quality Assurance in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck is convenient for one who is looking for it.
    This position is good for someone who is looking for a intro level job and doesn't mind to work monotonous 10 hour days.

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower than desired.
    People's outlooks are not always positive, so that doesn't help with morale.
    There is little to no career advancement when you come in as a fulfillment associate. There are other positions in each department, but the only increase in pay is through tenure and tops out after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My department has been good in my eyes, but i hear other department complaints ofter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great company

    • 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

    Very competitive compensation
    Excellent upward mobility options

    Cons

    work life balance can vary drastically from team to team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good then got bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Middletown, DE

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Career choice program
    Open communication

    Cons

    Unknowledgable managers
    Pay isn't the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people with seniority more money and have more opportunities to advance without degree

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management and fun co-workers throughout the organization. At least for me, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Unless you want to move to Seattle, it's hard to find jobs in other areas within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    transportation manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lift Truck Operator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Lift Truck Operator in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    reasonable salary and wide field opportunities

    Cons

    sometimes you have long hours shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always work with personnel in order to make it better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good start for new young people just entering the work force

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Shepherdsville, KY

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    leadership is great at my building. starting pay is competitive

    Cons

    no benefits while working for temporary service. work four ten hour days is nice to be able to spend time with family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Marketplace Sales

    • 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

    Easy to start, automated systems

    Cons

    Time management and shipping costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase support for sellers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Amazon.com was both challenging and fulfilling

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon.com really values paying their employees for their time. Very competitive compensation.

    Cons

    A lot of long hours, but the work is both fulfilling and meaningful to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management already does a great job, really check to make sure your employees are content with their work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dynamic and challenging environment, perfect for those who enjoy a fast pace.

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    1) high pace,
    2) availability of resources,
    3) plenty of chance to manage projects

    Cons

    1) Amazonians who have been at Amazon beyond 5 years aren't necessarily technically strong,
    2) very large tax team means that it is difficult to get visibility on every thing going on

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Design at Amazon is fast-paced, challenging and rewarding.

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

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

    Pros

    Incredibly smart peers and senior leadership, huge customer impact (varies depending on your team), and industry-leading technology. Things move really fast and if you can keep pace, it offers a lot of personal growth and—to use Amazon terms—bar-raising opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the area you're in, turnover is high.
    Base pay is not quite as high as other large tech companies with the difference made up in (very volatile) stock grants, vesting on a 4-year schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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