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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 3,261 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,275 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will learn a lot while working at Amazon that will be useful for the rest of your career(in 98 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here(in 302 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel(in 535 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company(in 123 reviews)

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    Work culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-A big software stack to explore. Opportunity to learn new things

    Cons-to much context switch
    - High expectations from management
    - Lower appreciation level

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    it was good .

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Proscomplete ownership, work culture is good

    Consmore operational work. Much depends on your team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good workplace, Bad Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat new projects. Good technology. Very competitive environment

    Consbad work life balance, too much into the hands of your direct managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graphic Designer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsYou have a chance to work with cool and smart people in technology side but not in design side. It is totally up to your boss if the job is fun or not.

    ConsThere is no work and life balance! You have to work and work even on weekends and never leave on time!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall great place to work, pay is not what you would expect.

    Fulfillment Associate (Current Employee) Tracy, CA (US)

    ProsVery lax place, easy to get along with everyone, especially managers, safety is important.

    ConsNot competitive pay, chaotic always construction, changing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore mobility, rich company, associate pay not great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart people, good atmosphere, great culture.

    ConsNone I can think of.

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    A lot of reporting, poor management, but great package.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Package: good salary, RSUs
    - I learned a lot
    - Looks good on your CV (very selective & successful)
    - Brand awareness (clients)

    Cons- Poor management: ex Boston Consulting Group mainly, they don't care about their staff nor HR
    - Extremely political: directors and category leaders use deep dives, financial reviews (operational plan), pricing reviews and backgrounds check (business school, consulting) to promote or to get rid off employees
    - Data centric / mental: analysing spikes or drops in base points even when it's not relevant (just a couple of units sold, or analysing sales over a couple of hours only on a very specific day: WoW and YoY!)
    - Workload: up to 60 hours per week, including Sundays (the data is processed on Saturdays so you receive business reports on Sunday morning and questions from the management on Sundays afternoon / evening)

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt works, so not sure why they should change anything. It's just horrible for most employees / high turnover the first 2 years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The jury is still out

    Content Developer (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits, smart and innovative people, opportunities across organizations, customer centric, well reviewed and liked

    Conspeer review system, out of touch leadership, work/life balance lacking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can get lost in the company and heavily performance monitored

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsOk salary with shares. Nice colleagues.

    ConsCan get stuck in a rut with you career. Daily repetitive tasks with not much variation. Yearly performance is very taxing and difficult to get promotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A typical workplace for a first job seeker

    Seller Support Associate (Current Employee) Bratislava (Slovakia)

    ProsBenefits and salary are on average level, office is located in a good area of the city, it's only good for fresh graduates

    ConsNo career opportunities and no possibility to move on to a higher level at your job, you have no weekends and bad shifts

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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