Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 31 March 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Nice place for workaholics.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Learn how big systems are designed and built

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Conference calls at odd hours
    work from home means working on weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't expect your employees to work on weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. AWS Financial Analyst Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure and opportunities to work with senior management in multiple departments. I learned a lot about AWS and their achievements at engaging department-wide meetings, and intern brown bags were informative as well. The recruiting team for the internship program was very helpful.

    Cons

    Your internship experience depends on the team you're placed in. Interns in retail were much busier than the ones in AWS. Also, your manager has a large role in selecting your internship project, which can determine your hiring choice. Interns who were given extremely difficult/vague projects were not able to perform well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up standards for how to treat interns, and have intern managers be at similar job levels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Inbound/Outbound

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inbound in Lebanon, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Inbound in Lebanon, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Acceptable pay
    Always work to be done
    Paid time off / Unpaid time off
    Benefits

    Cons

    Long hours
    Little appreciation
    Can be dangerous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees equally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Adventorous

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    Former Employee - Pit Driver in Kenosha, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Pit Driver in Kenosha, WI (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Not enough work to help us make money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should explain job and length of job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Worked at a Fulfillment Center for 2 years as an hourly assistant and promoted to salaried manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great pay and teams can be awesome to work with. Lots of support for certain departments and processes but not so much for others. Kind of depends on the flavor of the month. Lots of opportunities to learn, grow and move up. Training is provided for smaller processes and resources are given for management roles

    Cons

    Time consuming. When you are hourly they want to make sure you stay at your assigned hours and need approval to go over. But once you are salary it is expected that you work 60-80 hours per week and more during peak. The company is constantly changing and growing. Managers move on quickly from one site to another. Started out with an amazing manager and then got a new one that was full of himself and had no desire to build off of what was already in place for him. Changed everything and ruined the morale of the site because he didn't listen to those that were already there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage change better. We know it is coming so take the opportunity to make sure it goes smoothly and everyone that needs to be involved is involved. Provide more people training for managers and make sure they actually follow through with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great company with many changes and challenges

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

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

    Pros

    Potential to grow laterally and upwards
    Get to be involved in big projects

    Cons

    Constant change, without any proper change management
    Upper level management takes associate input, but doesn't act on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more skip level meetings with your associates, and take their feedback and do something positive with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. Inbound/receiver

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound/Receiver in Murfreesboro, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Inbound/Receiver in Murfreesboro, TN (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Meet a lot of people from different backgrounds. Have a lot of little contests. Love working four 10's and having 3 days off. Lost 25 pounds and in pretty good shape now.

    Cons

    Want you to constantly work overtime, even when there is no work. Work can be very boring. Pay should be more. Do not gove enough training for new jobs. lot of favoritism. Hard to advance. Difficult to find out anything, everyone has different answers to same questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and advance hatdworkers. Stop sdvamcing the kissasses.pay what the job really is worth. Train people correctly.Occasionally look up from your stupid laptop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. I honestly felt it pretty stressful but I got to learn a lot as it was my first industrial experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good salary, would get to meet brilliant and dedicated engineers. Uses all kinds of cutting edge technology and everything from developing to testing is done by the developer.

    Cons

    Managers can be difficult to handle because I think they are trained to be a bit forceful. Weather is depressing most of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to handle people with more care and make sure to hire such managers who do the same. Try to reduce stress on interns.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. good company

    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in Moreno Valley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in Moreno Valley, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    plenty of room to grow, competitive pay

    Cons

    its faster to promote from the outside then the inside. plays a lot of favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within more and not as much of the kids strait out of college

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Not people centric... the Walmart of the online world

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great technology and products. Smart people. Truly customer centric.

    Cons

    No people or talent management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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