Amazon.com Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
3,488 Reviews
3.3
3,488 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place for work, Aggressive environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you love technology.
    If you want to learn and learn, want to take individual responsibility and ownership.

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad. Very aggressive working culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat engineers like humans not robots.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Satisfied with compensation and work life balance

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    • 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

    Pros

    Salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing new to learn and someone who is only 2 years old in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    the overall experience was very good and looking forward to build my career in Amazon.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    the best thing about amazon is flexibility to work and obviously the perks.

    Cons

    you should be keep on learning and develop your self to compete inside company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the important things are maintain a good and highly professional environment inside company.there should be enough opportunity inside company for growth for high performance employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to obtain leadership experience Great people around. I have found my personal growth to be immensely satisfying. Senior management is very helpful in terms of mentoring.

    Cons

    Work pressure is high. Compensation and benefits are not that great considering the amount of time spent in working. OT is rarely paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't be diplomatic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    We work hard to be the best in customer service. Rewarding, but challenging.

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    Current Employee - Tier II Digital Specialist  in  Winchester, KY
    Current Employee - Tier II Digital Specialist in Winchester, KY

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

    Pros

    Nice starting pay. You can earn bonuses. They do have 401 K and stock bonuses as well. I can work from home, but not everyone gets that option.

    Cons

    Very high expectations for customer service. If you do it right you probably will be mentally tired at the end of the day. These are not necessarily cons by any means. I could not ask for a better company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Internship!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Leadership Intern
    Current Employee - Operations Leadership Intern

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot during my time there. They were very focused on the development of managers and the associates. I had great support from senior staff and they were always willing to help me when I needed it. I was challenged every day and was given opportunities to work on projects with other departments. Was treated as a manager not an intern. I worked the same hours as my manager and never worked over 55 hours a week (non peak weeks). Once you are in the company there are a thousand opportunities to either change location at will or change positions all together.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard but is manageable.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hebron, KY

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

    Pros

    A great company to work for, you are given the training needed to do the job and the rest is up to you. The compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working at Amazon are some colleagues with very bad attitudes, they approach you in a rude and demeaning manner and that personally makes working at Amazon very challenging. Also, a lot of favoritism within the lower levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time out to look into some these complaints and make some necessary changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience working at amazon

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Complete ownership of the product
    2. Good Leadership principles, which if you follow can achieve many things
    3. Good pay
    4. Can learn so much about Software Development, architecture and processes
    5. Great freedom at work. No Rules and regulations

    Cons

    1. Expected to work all through. No time for relaxation
    2. No other cultural programs at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding and Demanding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Bernardino, CA

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

    Pros

    * We are obsessed with customers. We live and breathe it every day. It is not a hollow mantra.
    * The growth is incredible. Don't blink; you'll miss something. Great opportunities for growth.
    * This is not a "Good Old Boy" network. It's about performance and nothing else.
    * We welcome "Out of Box" thinkers. Debating and challenging existing processes encouraged.

    Cons

    * The growth is incredible. I know I said the same under PROS. It can be both a blessing and a curse.
    * Being obsessed with customers demands that you work non-traditional hours. It can be tough on the body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow the incredible growth to compromise fundamental cultural commitments. Regularly bumping up against the red line on the tachometer is intense. We don't want to crash and burn. Steady, controlled growth will ensure foundational stability. Exponential growth may not be sustainable and may lead to reactive correction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    New employee

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    Current Employee - Lead Fulfilment Associate  in  Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Fulfilment Associate in Moreno Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits in healthcare from first day of employment, compensation in vacation hours and personal hours. pay with built in pay raises

    Cons

    don't know any cons yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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