Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,796 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 2,796 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,044 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You're surrounded by smart people who challenge you to grow constantly"
    in 264 reviews
  • "You learn a lot about leadership principles and how to manage people"
    in 78 reviews
Cons:
  • "Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel"
    in 438 reviews
  • "Pathetic culture-no work life balance/poor pays shares are deceiving/Extremely political"
    in 100 reviews
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Customer Support (Former Employee)

I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor

ProsGreat place to learn and to pick up new skills quickly. Management really cared about what you had to say and took your thoughts on board. Great atmosphere and social work environement- there were always plenty of extracurricular activities organized for staff.

ConsIt was very competitive as all the temp hires were vying for permanent positions. There was no sense of job security. The company's call centers are very strict on attendance and have points systems in place- so if you miss a day because you are sick, you receive a point. Three points and you're out.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo more clearly outline how many permanent positions there will be available for temp staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work

Data Engineer II (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

Pros* Peers
 * Challenges in work
 * Problem size

Cons* work life balance is difficult to manage

Advice to Senior Managementbe not so frugal

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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work hard, have fun and make history!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Prosinteresting people to work with
challenging problems

Conslot of work
awards long term employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity, only if you strive hard

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsYou will find opportunities here, if you work hard. You also get to learn lots of technical skills, across various areas. Working hour is flexible in my team (it may vary in different team), in the sense that you don't have to get to work at early morning, and you can freely WFH if you like, given that you finish your work.

ConsYou have to work hard to catch up. It will be critical/tricky for you to keep your work/life balance here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An interesting place to work

SDE2 (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsA lot of new stuffs to work on, a lot of challenge to face. Less red tape.

ConsPoor work life balance, a lot of pressure from upper management. Frugality makes people less happy

Advice to Senior Managementless frugal

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fulfilling career

Process Assistant (Current Employee)
Breinigsville, PA

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

ProsKnowledge growth is very good. You learn a lot about leadership principles and how to manage people. Benefits and 401k compensation is good.

ConsWork-Life balance is somewhat skewed. Longer hours are asked for then what is sometimes need for the business. Company issues on safety sometimes are not followed and seems to be a choice for some associates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsGreat company to work for, absolutely love the position and opportunities!

ConsLong days during peak and following peak

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great to work with the most talented ppl in an internationalized place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Pros1. cool peers and open-minded seniors to work with
2. unique culture in terms of leadership principles to set clear benchmark of the role model
3. big name, respectable company for its innovation and customer obsession
4. standard works

Cons1. communication across buildings/regions
2. localization to tailor particular needs of certain regions/markets

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Word hard, make history

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsGenerally a culture obsessed with making things, and quickly. They are one of the largest ship-it-and-iterate technology companies. Customer focus is taken very seriously. I've met some great people here.

ConsTeam quality can inconsistent: some are great, some are terrible. Hiring can get out of control, with diminishing domain knowledge as senior engineers leave. Don't get stuck working on legacy code if you can help it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall Amazon.com continues to be a fun, exciting, and dynamic work environment.

Process Assistant (Current Employee)
Plainfield, IN

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

Pros3 days off
Changing work environment

ConsBase pay seems to be low for amount of work being input

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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