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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
3,960 Reviews
3.4
3,960 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Custom centricity is good but don't forget ur employees!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good package to start with but increments are sparse and poor. Work culture is very team centric. Lots of options available to change teams.

    Cons

    No employee focus. Increments are not great. Work responsibility is not defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please ensure better work life balance of employees!!

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for starter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast-pace, cutting edge technology, the company-wide training and on boarding program is very good for junior dev. The company has a very unique way to do business.

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad, not recommended for someone with a family and kids.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazon.com Warehouse Associate (Pick, Pack, Rebin, Wrange, Tranship, SLAM)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Slam Operator in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Slam Operator in Hebron, KY

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment, opportunities to work your way up, and learn new things.

    Cons

    The shifts can be 11 hours for 5 days a week during the "Peak" (Christmas) Season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please Take our advise and suggestions more seriously. We work these processes every day, and know them very well. Our input should be of the utmost importance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It was a very fun experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Middletown, DE

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A good job easy to get in

    Cons

    Cant use doctor notes they will fire you if you come in with on and have no time to use. Management favortism. I mean thats everywhere my amazon is bad with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what you are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cutthroat and Competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Interesting Work and affordable products

    Cons

    We are so pressured to hit our hiring #s, people do not treat the candidates and each other with respect. It's impossible to feel good about what you do when you are bringing people into this environment. Recruiting leadership is overall weak and toxic. HR knows but doesn't do anything either because they don't care or have no clue how to fix it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair and consistent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dog eat dog.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pack/Stow in Tracy, CA
    Former Employee - Pack/Stow in Tracy, CA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Decent pay, good benefits,
    - Easy to move up into management
    - First come first serve hiring process
    - They'll pay for schooling
    - 401k
    - stocks

    Cons

    - Everyone's trying to get into the management positions causing intense competition
    - You are constantly being pushed, once you feel like you're going the accepted rate they push the rate up on you
    - Alot of management is straight out of college

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

    Just average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Get to know really smart people. There are a lot of opportunities to switch roles internally.

    Cons

    Very often dealing with non technical challenges or trivial technical challenges, almost like a contact-center. There is no actual strategy for career development .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    everything but a neutral company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Operations in Orléans (France)
    Current Employee - Manager Operations in Orléans (France)

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

    Pros

    - very good salary package
    - atmosphere fun and colleagues smiling
    - flat organization where you can demonstrate ownership (leading project, solving issues...)
    - evaluation system is based on peer feedback and target achievements

    Cons

    - big workload
    - strong pressure
    - work/life balance not easy to find compare to other french companies
    - the evaluation system is efficient on paper but can still be bypass if your manager is not so good

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Amazon UK!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Partner Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Partner Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Expanding company, opportunities to see many sides of the business
    - There is a focus on ownership and bias for action, meaning you have the freedom to come up with an idea, build a business case and drive that idea to success
    - Great range of very smart people, great opportunity to learn and develop through them

    Cons

    - Not much formal training/ development offered
    - Slow promotion process. Have to be in the company for at least 18 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Lot of challenging tasks. Working around very smart people and learning a lot.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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