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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
4,150 Reviews
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4,150 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.  

    CSA II... Pay not worth the headache

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Virtual CSA
    Current Employee - Virtual CSA

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

    Pros

    The best part of this job are the people for the most part and the ability to work from home.

    Cons

    The pay is awful for the amount of work required and it's a very rigid company for a .com. Communication from leadership is pretty poor. Work life balance does not exist. Every second of every minute is documented and calculated and the environment is just not as flexible as one would expect of a technology based company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees mor regularly and please re-evaluate market pay rates at the very least the amount required to have basic necessities met.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Being fair

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Picker and Packer in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Picker and Packer in Jeffersonville, IN

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

    Pros

    Working four days and having three days off. Like working the overtime during Peak time.

    Cons

    Not being cross train in different areas that you sign up for back in Sept. like AFE sort and pack, ICQA, Receiving. Never got the cross training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross train the older employees that have been there longer than the new ones that are now coming in to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Greate poeple and challenging tasks

    Cons

    Office space is not very appealing

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    Many good ideas, often poorly executed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Everyone is encouraged to be (and is) customer focused.
    Willing to try new businesses, even if the opportunity is/looks small at first.
    Great pay, mostly because the stock price has been going up so fast.

    Cons

    Engineers not given the tools (hardware or software) that they need to work most efficiently.
    Noisy work environment filled with distractions, including dogs who bark continuously, and fight often.
    Generally low standard of software engineering. Taking 10% more time to do something correctly the first time is discouraged and sometimes punished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good first job experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Schertz, TX
    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Schertz, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good, especially if you are young and are not looking for something long-term. I met great people working there, and management was pretty efficient. If you like to work with a diverse group of people, and stay on your feet 9-10 hours out the stay, it's a really good experience.

    Cons

    During time between peak seasons, there is not much work needed, so they downsize a lot. Performance awards really is number based, and breaks really feel like only minutes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working for Amazon.com

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Amazon is a great place and company to work for as long as you work under certain AREA MANAGERS. Great pay but you do have to work for it because again it's not an easy job and anyone can tell you that. We get a monthly bonus(vcp) which is based off attendance and performance. We get a discount at 10% which is better than nothing. They offer a career program were they will pay for a certification or degree up to $3,000 for 2 years which again is better than nothing. I love working for Amazon overall because the benefits, pay and monthly vcp we receive.

    Cons

    The worst thing about working here is there's too much favoritism in the company. the dust control is really horrible in the warehouses and the break times aren't enough to even get to break sit down and back to work. If we are 1 second late we're penalized and maybe even written up. There is very slim chances for advancement within the company unless you have degree even though most of the employees have a lot of knowledge of the job. They sometimes have mandatory overtime in which we can not decline on or we can be disciplined or penalized as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You must really want it or have no other choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Wage.
    Quick promotion possibility is possible but not for certain.

    Cons

    You have to work with people who can't understand you because they don't speak English. It is only bad if you are not Polish.
    Tough working conditions (COLD and noisy warehouse).
    Physically exhausting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Treat people with respect. Though it is hard to believe, we also have personal life that doesn't include Amazon.
    -Hire those who can speak English.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My experience has been a roller coaster. Lots of highs and lows.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Charleston, TN
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Charleston, TN

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity once you are promoted. Fast paced environment with lots of intelligent leaders.

    Cons

    It's a very competitive environment. It's dog-eat-dog when it come to advancement and promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The money is there, but you earn it. Lots of stress and responsibility with the position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    OK, but not a very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    have chance to learn more technology

    Cons

    self-service, lack of team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more personal things than company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The opportunities are possible and endless

    Cons

    The benefits and compensation could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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