There are newer employer reviews for Amazon.com
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon.com

See Most Recent

Amazon

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

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

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

Pros

Great benefits, stable company to work for

Cons

Little ability for upward movement

reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. Helpful (5)

    Super-strong company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    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

    So much smarter a company than Microsoft (where I came from). Middle-managers know what their job is...reconciling inconsistencies between teams and setting the right priorities for customers.

    Cons

    None, I love working here. The people are smart, management is awesome, and the company is growing every day. Technically, the engineering is Service-Oriented-Architecture hell...it takes forever to introduce a change and integrate it with the rest of the environment because everything is so complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  2. Helpful (14)

    AWS review

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - good pay
    - lots to do
    - empowered to make decisions and BIG ones
    - company is exploding and you can ride that wave
    - take on greater responsibilities
    - highly visible roles (to outside world)

    Cons

    - extremely political
    - cya mentality at the expense of the team - there is no i in team but everything is an i at aws
    - paranoia - mentality that everyone will screw them over
    - poor vendor relations - amzn squeezes every last drop of blood on every deal
    - they will pile on more and more and more and more until you are buried
    - most employees don't make it through year two
    - no life outside work
    - you must constantly be ready to defend yourself against someone throwing you under the bus
    - you will be put in a position where you may burn bridges due to negotiation of contracts
    - the promotion/title leveling up process is totally lame - similar to msft in that a fair amount is based on peer input and it only takes one negative person to essentially tank a promotion - also there is a fixed percentage of employees rated such that they'll advance, the rest remain in current slots or get managed out

    Advice to Management

    Come judgement day you may have built the biggest company but you didn't get there by doing the next right thing at every step along the way.

There are newer employer reviews for Amazon.com
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon.com

See Most Recent

Work at Amazon.com? Share Your Experiences

Amazon.com

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.