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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
3,840 Reviews
3.4
3,840 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 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 340 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 616 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 140 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    not for everyone

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ok training. Another reviewer said that 1 year at amazon is like 2 years anywhere else; I couldn't agree more. Very challenging and lots of new concepts to constantly master. Decent pay and benefits. Definitely the smartest group I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Ineffectual upper management. They don't seem to be required to follow the leadership principles that are expected of the rank-and-file. Virtually no recognition for a job well done. Advancement seems to be based more on popularity than actual skills or value added.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    my experience

    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    it s a very good company

    Cons

    long tym work,no cab for my pace,no accomodation

  3.  

    Its ok if you need something

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Hebron, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Hebron, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and there are great opportunities to advance to further your career. Within my two years of working I was became an onsite staffing agency coach. After getting hired on the company I became a Problem Solver, Process Guide and even became a Seasonal PA guaranteed to be a full time tier 3 PA. All of which has help in my supervisory skills. Holiday hours are great, so seasonal work there is great.

    Cons

    Though I moved up in the company quickly, I was able to realize the bad organization within management. People are not trained efficiently, only selective HR teams are good at helping you, and that depends on what building you are in. All the rules don't roll over from building to building, so this causes internal problems when transferring. The hours are not so good if you want some type of life. Long hours on your feet, and an unwritten rule of no talking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stow in Robbinsville, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Stow in Robbinsville, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    I liked working nights and enjoyed my time there as short as it was. July 2014 until November 2014.

    Cons

    As with all Bigger than life is the usual evaluation based on the numbers alone and not on common sense. Experienced employees are replaced by temporarys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the productive people do their jobs and remember us in the trenches are the ones who are the most important

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is a reason why people don't stay

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

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is full of smart people that you continued to amaze me while in my role. They were always willing to help and give information even if it was just to point you in the right direction.

    Cons

    Although people are willing to help they were not collaborative. Many were only trying to push their thoughts and initiatives. At times management seemed down right rude. The work life balance was not healthy and without recognition it felt as if you were working without anyone acknowledging it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create n environment where people feel like they can add to the organization instead of taking away from someone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Catalogue Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Catalogue Associate in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Catalogue Associate in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Not so bossy environment
    - Compensation benefits
    - Work culture
    - Shift timings
    - Good Transport facilty
    - Awesome ppl
    - Quarterly outings and yearly bash

    Cons

    - On-site? What the heck is it?
    - Fast growth? Nah..you are in 'cheap labour' plan of ours.
    - Work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like recruitment process, negotiation process needs a sensible panel. REVAMP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    good place to start a job but not stay long

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

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

    Pros

    learning a lot. there are a lot of things that can be improved, so it is a challenge/opportunity.

    Cons

    no life/work balance. depends on who your managers are. some managers dont spend time on junior analysts and then dont really care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Area manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    extremely long hours and fast paced environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop programs and continuity. Don't constantly change policies and procedures on a daily basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Unrealistic Pick Rates expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Picker in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people and management. Very nice facilities offered for the employees. Big break room loaded with TV's and microwaves and fridges to store your lunch.

    Cons

    You are on your feet for 10 hours. Your breaks include the time it takes to walk to the break room and get through security. By the time you get there your break is over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the pick rates and expectations for new employees. The warehouse is huge and it takes time to find your way around there.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pressure Factory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Delta, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Delta, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    People who can handle pressure and knows well to juggle with numbers its a go company

    Cons

    Adequate training will be provided,work life balance is good if u balance it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be aware its people working there not machines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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