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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
3,938 Reviews
3.4
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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.  

    Some good, some bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peon in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Peon in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Big, growing, taking over the world.

    Cons

    Evil, makes us work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities but pick carefully

    • 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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with a chance to make history. Lots of pockets of innovation but do the due diligence before hand to ensure that you land up with the right role. Especially true for MBA hires. Make sure you spend the time upfront to select your top three teams and make sure that you land with one of them

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging at times. that is why it is super important to get the right role. training and perks that other tech companies offer not present. But the management is aware of this and are taking measures to correct the course

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the right team structure in place to ensure that people are focused on the right things. There needs to be the right balance of BAs, product managers, SDEs and program managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Must be self motivated, Pays well, great resume builder.

    • 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

    They pay considerably well. You can learn A LOT. Most people working at Amazon are nice and fun to work with, but managent creates a very stressful environment.

    Cons

    Rapid change has made goals from when I was hired nearly impossible to
    meet. management creates a very stressful atmosphere and handcuffs lower level employees with knee jerk reactions and policy changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PROMOTE FROM WITHIN WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Yes you can find great, qualified employees looking for jobs outside the company, but keep your promises to the good employees you hired and continue to work hard for Amazon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

  6.  

    Great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    CAE1

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recieve Associate in West Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Recieve Associate in West Columbia, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    It was employment. That is all I can really say about.

    Cons

    Management, Rates, UPT, VCP, and hourly pay sucked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your employees. They are rhe ones that make things happen, contrary to their job title.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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
  9.  

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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

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its ok if you need something

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    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

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