Amazon.com Reviews in Edinburgh, Scotland

3,488 Reviews
3.3
3,488 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
2,417 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

3 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    insider review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to learn about operations

    Cons

    Noise about HR practices. People use to complain in some cities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on HR practices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but work-life balance needs to be seriously looked at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cs MANAGER  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Cs MANAGER in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to work with some real smart and focused people that you can learn from. Great opportunity if you work hard. Opportunity to travel if you work hard and are in a role where travel may be needed. Proud to work for such an innovative company.

    Cons

    Too political and management play favourites. If you are "in" with the "in crowd" then you will be looked after. Senior management don't know what is happening in the front line, they think they do but are too far away from what people think. Year over year AIS and/or Pulse survey bring up the same failings but work done to fix issues is never fully implemented, this becomes frustrating and demoralising. Lack of or insufficient training in all roles I was invovled in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to the leads and managers if you are looking to improve the CSA experience, engage them fully throughout processes and any change. Communicate everything better and be more transparent. Do not tolerate favouritism and cliques.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's not perfect, but it's pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a great place to learn from smart people, particularly at our remote development site. There's a lot of opportunity for motivated engineers to learn a lot about all aspects of software development and make a direct difference to the business.

    Cons

    Opportunities for promotion or different work are limited at our remote development site. And dealing with people in other sites is a common source of stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Think big" is a core competency at Amazon. Senior management may be thinking big, but it would be nice if they shared more about the vision with us as it's not always clear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Amazon.com? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.