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Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
1,079 Reviews
3.0
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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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  1.  

    A good place to work only if the compensation package is very good

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

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

    Pros

    - Lots of technical problems to solve
    - Smart colleagues
    - Lots of opportunities to learn service oriented architecture and how to scale services

    Cons

    - Operations burden is high, can be excessively high depending on the team
    - Most of the teams don't have any support engineer layer in front of them contributing to the above mentioned problem
    - Equipments are OK but old models and cheap compared to other companies considered in the same league
    - Policy to sponsor for permanent residency is horrible, new college hires don't qualify for the sponsorship
    - Little to no opportunity to contribute to the open source community even though this company wouldn't exist if it didn't use tons of open source products
    - People are packed in small cube areas to the extent that sometimes workers think if they are violating the fire code
    - Almost zero perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company can be bit less frugal to make the employees happier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    High stress, average wage, little to no compensations for going above and beyond expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    amazon is thriving so there are lots of opportunities for future career development and their benefits are okay.

    Cons

    High stress in the warehouses. Employees are in a rated function in which they must average above the bottom 10% or they are performance managed and possibly fired. Corporate is the way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worked retail to ensure our inventory was correct. Lots of data entry and letters processed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ISS Representative in Coffeyville, KS (US)
    Former Employee - ISS Representative in Coffeyville, KS (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    There were a lot of job opportunities in the company

    Cons

    few jobs posted to excel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your team as people and not numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    ok place

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

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

    Pros

    great place to work at, to solve technical problems

    Cons

    It's a bit of a slave ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance needs to be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Physically strenuous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Coppell, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Coppell, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    You will work hard, and see the results of your work. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Low wage compensation. Long hours and short breaks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Software Development Engineer

    • 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

    Good quality Work.
    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    poor work life balance
    Operational works

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not a bad place to start your career but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Very employee friendly work environment

    Cons

    Can be really hard to get leaves in December

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay since giving leaves during the "peak" is quite difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    nice workplace

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    hardworking people, great colleague, nice working environment

    Cons

    no life/work balance, management change constantly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazon

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Amazon is fine, very customer obsessed

    Cons

    Might need to exert much effort to affect change to align the multiple teams in amazon involved to do a simple thing.

  11.  

    Okay

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro in my opinion is the pay versus the same kind of job at other companies. Hourly you can make 2-7 dollars more than the same job at another warehouse job not even being management. Also 3 days off a week.

    Cons

    The con depend on the specific place shift dept ect. I have bounced around and found my biggest issues to be the temperature extremes and rate required of work. Other things are management. There's simply too many people for you to matter. It is what it is. Do my shift and get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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