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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 3,262 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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    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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    A nice experience

    Picker (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

    ProsThey work with your school schedule if you are a student, summer activities with family members, and it is a very nice/friendly environment to be in. Oh and the pay is wonderful, as well as the benefits (health insurance etc.).

    ConsLong hours, and work can be hard on your body at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    We work hard to be the best in customer service. Rewarding, but challenging.

    Tier II Digital Specialist (Current Employee) Winchester, KY (US)

    ProsNice starting pay. You can earn bonuses. They do have 401 K and stock bonuses as well. I can work from home, but not everyone gets that option.

    ConsVery high expectations for customer service. If you do it right you probably will be mentally tired at the end of the day. These are not necessarily cons by any means. I could not ask for a better company to work for.

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

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    Fast Paced warehouse environment

    Area Manager (Current Employee) Patterson, CA (US)

    ProsMove anywhere in the country

    ConsWork life balance.
    Small fish in a big pond

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget who pays the bills

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

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    we all don't work in Seattle

    Area Manager (Current Employee) Allentown, PA (US)

    Prossalary is much higher then in most companies

    ConsWork life balance
    expectations are very high
    lots of politics if you want to move up

    Advice to Senior Managementpractice what you preach

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

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    It's intense but I learned alot

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazon has its leadership principles. Leadership principle is not only the guide for interviews but also the guide for internal ratings of current employees. This principle demonstrates good company culture.

    ConsCondensation is good according to other tech companies. Benefit is rather week. Amazon promotes frugality. Working extra hours at work is a demonstration of hard work. However I am sure for all companies, everyone will be particularly busy during launch times.

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    Amazon is the future

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsProduct breadth, opportunity to develop and learn is huge. You can work in whatever you are interested in. There is a great website. Then there are high performance/scale services which are core part of business. Then there is AWS, hardware, kindle and the list goes on.
    It's generally easy to switch teams and moving to other roles is encouraged.
    Mostly smart people around.
    Compensation is competitive and great potential of stock is a silver-lining on the top of that.
    Just loving the company and work.

    ConsSometimes work could be hectic but that's ok. Some managers are political & bad but many are good. Again few teams do not do great work but just operations or maintenance so be choosy.
    Don't expect great facilities as it's very frugal company but essential benefits are comparable to other good companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJeff Bezos is a true visionary & genius. One thing that differentiates him is he is constantly watchful. He is making the company innovate. Customers are loving it and most products are generally more successful then other companies.

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

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    Full of learnings - Good pay but you need to take your growth in your hand

    Site Merchandiser (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsLearnings
    Innovation
    Excitement
    The company will give you great opportunities to own up new things especially if you are on a senior role.

    ConsStructure
    Slow Growth
    The lower the leveling bar you are, it will be difficult for you to grow and make everyone happy. It is a highly opinionated company and of course at the end, opinion of the seniors matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork-life balance

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

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    Mostly good experience

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsOwnership, high impact, fast moving, innovative, lots to choose from, not as political as other cos.

    Conspay and promotion, lack of training opportunities

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

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    working experience at amazon.com

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvery good working culture
    pretty good opportunities to move into better roles

    Conssalary
    work-life balance depends on the team and project you are working for

    Advice to Senior Managementtake care of employees in the same way you take care of your customers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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