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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.3 3,257 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,275 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will learn a lot while working at Amazon that will be useful for the rest of your career(in 98 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here(in 302 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel(in 535 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company(in 123 reviews)

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    Never a boring day

    Picker (Former Employee) Charleston, TN (US)

    ProsThe days go by fast and never boring. The pay is great and the people are very nice. They care about their people and will help you succeed in everything you do.

    ConsWay to many people in one place. You loose track of time and miss your break time, they need clocks or send a message to everyone on the scanner when it's time for breaks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience working at amazon

    Quality Assurance Engineer II (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Pros1. Complete ownership of the product
    2. Good Leadership principles, which if you follow can achieve many things
    3. Good pay
    4. Can learn so much about Software Development, architecture and processes
    5. Great freedom at work. No Rules and regulations

    Cons1. Expected to work all through. No time for relaxation
    2. No other cultural programs at work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very labor intensive.

    Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) San Bernardino, CA (US)

    ProsDecent pay, could be better.

    ConsApply directly through Amazon. Do Not go through a staffing agency, it takes forever to get converted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to delegate and stop flexing up every single shift, it is really uncool to have a scheduled shift where you may have to work an hour more or less everyday. Most sane people like to go home when their shift is scheduled to end.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's been a really good learning experience but stressful at times.

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Hayward, CA (US)

    ProsThe pay is pretty good and it's easy to get the tools you need.

    ConsHigh stress and demanding at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to work on retaining your key people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting work & everyday is a new challenge

    Sales (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsWork life balance & fair wage for job expectations

    ConsNeed to be on top of your game everyday

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore one on one coaching

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good Place to start your career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosculture, projects, pay, benefits, talented people

    Conswork life balance, long hours

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    New employee

    Lead Fulfilment Associate (Current Employee) Moreno Valley, CA (US)

    ProsBenefits in healthcare from first day of employment, compensation in vacation hours and personal hours. pay with built in pay raises

    Consdon't know any cons yet

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding and Demanding

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) San Bernardino, CA (US)

    Pros* We are obsessed with customers. We live and breathe it every day. It is not a hollow mantra.
    * The growth is incredible. Don't blink; you'll miss something. Great opportunities for growth.
    * This is not a "Good Old Boy" network. It's about performance and nothing else.
    * We welcome "Out of Box" thinkers. Debating and challenging existing processes encouraged.

    Cons* The growth is incredible. I know I said the same under PROS. It can be both a blessing and a curse.
    * Being obsessed with customers demands that you work non-traditional hours. It can be tough on the body.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't allow the incredible growth to compromise fundamental cultural commitments. Regularly bumping up against the red line on the tachometer is intense. We don't want to crash and burn. Steady, controlled growth will ensure foundational stability. Exponential growth may not be sustainable and may lead to reactive correction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast paced and fulfilling while also overworked and underguided

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPotential to move and make something of your self.

    ConsAt times disorganized, direction and purpose not clear. Not everything thought out before implementation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If it fits for you, a great place to learn and build

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthis is a company that really sticks by its principles, especially customer obsession
    your career path is your own to determine, I've always been supported in my changes (can also be a negative, see below)
    you are building cool things that affect lots of people around the world
    NEVER A DULL MOMENT, EVER

    Consmassive growth can be hard to keep up with
    not a ton of help guiding your career
    no doubt it is a rat race. constant top-grading means you need to be absolutely engaged all of the time. your personal life will suffer from the time and attention you give to your job

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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