Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,794 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.4 2,794 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You're surrounded by smart people who challenge you to grow constantly"
    in 247 reviews
  • "Learn a lot, get insight into the best logistics company on earth"
    in 72 reviews
Cons:
  • "gt; Work Life Balance - you will work hard and long at Amazon but you will grow"
    in 395 reviews
  • "Pathetic culture-no work life balance/poor pays shares are deceiving/Extremely political"
    in 91 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsGreat company to work for, absolutely love the position and opportunities!

ConsLong days during peak and following peak

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

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Great to work with the most talented ppl in an internationalized place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

Pros1. cool peers and open-minded seniors to work with
2. unique culture in terms of leadership principles to set clear benchmark of the role model
3. big name, respectable company for its innovation and customer obsession
4. standard works

Cons1. communication across buildings/regions
2. localization to tailor particular needs of certain regions/markets

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

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Overall Amazon.com continues to be a fun, exciting, and dynamic work environment.

Process Assistant (Current Employee)
Plainfield, IN (US)

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

Pros3 days off
Changing work environment

ConsBase pay seems to be low for amount of work being input

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

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Word hard, make history

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsGenerally a culture obsessed with making things, and quickly. They are one of the largest ship-it-and-iterate technology companies. Customer focus is taken very seriously. I've met some great people here.

ConsTeam quality can inconsistent: some are great, some are terrible. Hiring can get out of control, with diminishing domain knowledge as senior engineers leave. Don't get stuck working on legacy code if you can help it.

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

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Wonderful

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsOpportunity to do Exciting work here.

ConsHave to deal with very busy hours.

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

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Interesting, challenging work

Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsSmart people
Technically challenging work
You can see the impact of your work very directly
Relatively low politics, data-driven decisions
Good place to learn SOA, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning

ConsOperational burden: When you're on call you have to carry a pager and spend a week dealing with boring issues instead of coding.
Retail industry can get a bit tiresome after a while.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it easier to move within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tracy, CA (US)

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

ProsFast paced environment, lots of responsibility, ability to learn the basics and develop.

ConsIf you are not organized, it will be tough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting company!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsMany people complain about the crazy hours, but Amazon is a fast paced company and for those who love that it's exciting! Everyday is something new and I love it. Love my job everyday.

ConsCareer movement is lacking in certain departments.

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

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SDE

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amazon.com

ProsFast growing company
cloud technologies

Conswork-life balance is pretty bad

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I worked at Amazon.com

ProsIt is the very good place to work at and will have the most knowledge to learn

ConsI dont think this has any cons

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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