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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
3,860 Reviews
3.4
3,860 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,626 Ratings

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.  

    Great opportunity

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome work. Great technologies, awesome coding experience and agile methodologies.
    Get to work on projects which have direct impact on the website, you can actually see the code being executed, especially when your code helps the company during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Cons

    Attrition rate is high. Oncall can be bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of learning, Impossible Upward Mobility, Political

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Learn from and with the best, grow thick skin and game-changing growth experience. Very well paid, great benefits, opportunity to move laterally, just upwards is near impossible. Employees live the company values, sometimes to a fault.

    Cons

    Political, stuck, cowardly incompetent sr leadership. Optimizing so aggressively always throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Eventually you will know more people who have left Amazon than you currently work with.

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, lots of internal job opening, you can transfer once every year.

    Cons

    Smart people with knowledge eventually leave. Zero perks. If the stock goes up they consider it a raise for the next year. The stack ranking means you can't really make a big mistake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    No longer raising the bar.

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great ability to own and deliver.

    Cons

    Company is hiring external executives that are not Amazonian and not growing the people in their orgs. The company is focusing on delivering results at the expense of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok pay but very over worked

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    If your able to get in throu amazon the pay is coo but most likely smx will be the one to hire you

    Cons

    There harder to get hired directly throu amazon and they use a temp agency to do there hiring to pay at a lower rate for productivity at cheaper cost to them and they say your apart of the amazon team but your really not you cam tell by the different gifts and challenges they have for amazon employees amd smx staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dunno really kmow what to say i cant ever find them i only saw them once at orientation

  7.  

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great work environment, nice people

    Cons

    internal growth is little slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its ok if you need something

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    • 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working hard, having fun and making history; after 2 years the first is the one I have been doing a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Rules are clear and it is what it is, Amazon is the place to work hard with a médium salary. Benefits are on average when comparing to the market.

    Cons

    _ Long hours, employees are under paid,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Pressure Factory

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    • 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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