Amazon - Frugality is not cheapness | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"Frugality is not cheapness"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

1) Some good working colleagues in teams.
2) Good exposure to different aspects of technology.

Cons

1) Really bad care for employees. Frugality is a main part of company's culture. But HR considers frugality as cheapness.
2) Negative environment, bad resource management, poor communication and work-life balance is very very bad. Either be a work-dog or fall into abyss.
3) Questionable hiring policies.
4) Unorganized career-growth plans for employees.
5) Office politics do affect your performance reviews.

Advice to Management

1) Get some backbone.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazon--Challenging place to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work you do at Amazon is always dynamic and you always have a fair chance to prove your skills and they are well recognized for. Also the work culture is fun and cool.

    Cons

    The overtime requirements they have sometimes tend to get on your nerves and you might feel that you aren't able to have a work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Give more consideration to employees's work life balance


  2. "SDE Experience at Amazon.com"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon strives to be the most customer centric company and they are already going good in that direction. Software development is rapid, challenging and agile. You learn the best leadership principle and apply into your daily life at work. You learn to develop and design cool stuff

    Cons

    Learning wise its not too good. They have internal tools and scalabe webservices which you use to build any product. No challenges as such at work. You just build your stuff on existing platforms

    Advice to Management

    Bring more technology

There are newer employer reviews for Amazon
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon

See Most Recent

Work at Amazon? Share Your Experiences

Amazon
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or