Amazon.com Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. good

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    salary is reasonable. coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    workload is somtime over. Oncall is nightmare

  2. Helpful (12)

    Everyone is very nice. Amazon Web Service Team is best out of all. Good work culture. One of the highly paying job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    vibrant, fast paced culture
    - smart, fun, aggressive colleagues
    - management is focused on latest tech trends and staying or becoming a leader for many of them
    - by and large, customers and partners are very positive about the technology
    - good benefits and perqs

    Cons

    Worse still is the politics. When you hire a bunch of smart, aggressive people, and put them in an environment of outsized expectations, throw in a bunch of re-orgs and changing management, and sprinkle with uncertainty and constantly changing priorities, you inevitably get people back stabbing each other and throwing others under the bus to appear smarter and more worthy of promotion.

  3. Working for Amazon.com Was Great

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    Former Employee - Picker in Coffeyville, KS
    Former Employee - Picker in Coffeyville, KS

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You got to be trained in many departments. Departments include: Inbound receive, Inbound Stow (stock), Inventory Control Quality Assurance (counting inventory), Picking (First step in the outbound process), Crisplant (packing multiple items into one box), Singles (packing each item into a box by itself), and loading trucks. You got to participate in a great exercise program (there's a lot of walking involved in working at Amazon.com)! You would also be able to sign up to train new associates! You do get to work overtime if you choose.

    Cons

    Sometimes you had to be sent out of department on an everyday basis. Don't get me wrong, being sent out of department can be a good thing. Sometimes, because the backlog was too low, you got sent home early. Many people don't realize that when you clock out for the day, your pay for that day ends right then and there.

    Advice to Management

    Go easy on people. Try to work with your associates on their problems. If the backlog is low, see if you can send them out of department. Don't be afraid to work a department yourself.

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  5. It was great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly co-workers, sufficient salary

    Cons

    Very stressful workload, untraditional hours, occasional rude management

  6. The company and how I felt

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to work very fun and friendly

    Cons

    The hours sometimes could get pretty long.

    Advice to Management

    Managers can sometimes be unrealistic

  7. Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1. Good Company Culture
    2. Healthy Team Environment

    Cons

    1. Compensation and benefits are low comparing to competitor

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits

  8. Amazon.com fulfillment center

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    Current Employee - Packer in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Packer in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay rate is commensurate with area as are the benefits.

    Cons

    Physically demanding in most associate positions

    Advice to Management

    so far that I have experienced my superiors have all been willing to assist associates when asked.

  9. Amazon is a very fast paced and challenging environment, but it is a good place grow.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Whitestown, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are paying for much of my education
    They have a ladder that is climb-able from the very bottom

    Cons

    Cross departmental warehouse communication is improving, but it is still a frustration for many.

    Advice to Management

    There could be a lot of time saved by improving communication between departments.
    Hour lunches or 8 hour days would increase productivity, in my opinion.

  10. Technical Sourcing Recruiter (consultant) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) for east coast

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter

    I have been working at Amazon.com (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -I consistently deal with technical candidates that are absolutely outstanding at what they do (code, lead teams/projects, team players, strong customer focus, etc). This is perhaps one the most attractive aspect of working for AWS/Amazon.
    -Plenty of recruiting tools to choose from. A 300% increase from other companies which I have consulted for on a contract basis (10 years plus).
    -Management will take new recruiting tool suggestions seriously assuming it is presented with facts.
    -Hiring managers will spend money on "out of the box" job posting ads or larger features depending on reasoning and need.
    -Recruiting management doesn't micro manage by any means if you have decent hiring numbers.
    -Fast paced environment but for the right reasons since AWS is growing so fast. Very similar to a staffing agency environment in many ways but I enjoyed working for an agency years back. Move quickly, share candidates if appropriate and build quality pipelines for your hiring managers and everything will be fine.
    -More pros than cons in my opinion.

    Cons

    -Due to fast paced environment it isn't for everyone. Suggest asking questions regarding this during interview.
    -Very few Senior Recruiters on staff with 10 plus years experience.

    Advice to Management

    Do whatever you can to retain Senior Lead Recruiters and Senior Sourcing Recruiters. It is a big loss for the business when they leave the company.

  11. i love working at amazon.

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    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get great benefits and the people are amazing

    Cons

    you work alot of overtime

    Advice to Management

    stop punishing people who get fired in a different department but are very successful in another

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