Amazon.com Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
3,503 Reviews
3.3
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sticks to their consistent culture

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Kennewick, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's easy to be recognized for skills beyond what your job description states, and have them be nurtured. Mobility always seemed like a possibility in any position.

    Cons

    Commitment to frugal culture led to poor working environment. Desks were cheap, supplies were cheap, and very little flexibility for comfort costs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Patterson, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Patterson, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging opportunity but you have the opportunity to really meet customer expectations. The organization is very focused on the making the customer and their associates happy.

    Cons

    Focus more on meeting the need of your management staff. Many of them work long hours and do not feel that their work is appreciated but that it is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your managers similar to the way you engage the associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unique corporate culture that either does or doesn't work for you

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager II in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many growth opportunities. Work with some of the brightest and best around. The culture, if you buy into it, has a lot going for it. If you're not onboard with the culture you won't make it.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to keep your head about water. A lot of fast paced projects that change very little in the overall juggernaut of Amazon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience for a customer service job.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kennewick, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They really want to see you succeed. They give you so much training and help.

    Cons

    The hours you work are really tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid growning company. Internal pomotional opportunities can be challenging.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA

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

    Pros

    There is no shortage of overtime hours if you want them.

    Cons

    It is easier to get a high level position if you are an external candidate then a current employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more people from within the current employee pool rather then favoring external candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great paying job

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    Former Employee - Sortation  in  Avenel, NJ
    Former Employee - Sortation in Avenel, NJ

    I worked at Amazon.com part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was amazing and it was just for the agency imagine for the company.

    Cons

    Waking up for the 3rd shift they didn't have any other shift .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place

    Former Employee - Pick  in  Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Pick in Hebron, KY

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    team members are great good communication.

    Cons

    pay way too low for amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY MORE

  9.  

    Exciting place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Results are seen quickly

    Cons

    On-call can be brutal. Front line management somewhat lacking in people skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun Challenging Team working on innovating with customer input on the retail website

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Own your own product from end to end. From design and vision through to technology stack and ownership

    Cons

    Getting the opportunity really depends on what team you land in within the company. Some roles are fantastic some are terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to go beyond and above to ensure that the people they manage are happy. The fact that they are not complaining is not a positive. If they are not singing your praises then something can be improved. Keep a finger on the pulse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    luke warm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    people are great to work with

    Cons

    how associates are treated over all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get ready ti kiss butt if you want to advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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