Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,795 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 2,795 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,043 ratings)

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 264 reviews
  • "You learn a lot about leadership principles and how to manage people"
    in 78 reviews
Cons:
  • "Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel"
    in 438 reviews
  • "Pathetic culture-no work life balance/poor pays shares are deceiving/Extremely political"
    in 100 reviews
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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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Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsMentor was friendly and colleagues were supportive

Conslot of work, bad work life balance, and pager concept sucks

Advice to Senior ManagementHave SDET concept.

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

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A challenging, but fun place to work.

ISS Representative (Current Employee)
Chester, VA (US)

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

ProsThe benefits are the best! They train you thoroughly and there is always opportunities for more training and moving up the company ladder.

ConsIt's a very noisy and dusty environment. It can get really hectic and crowded during the peak season. If you don't like overtime, you better change your attitude.

Advice to Senior ManagementHourly associates not working in a direct path, also need positive feedback. We feel over-looked and unappreciated most of the time. More personal time is needed. The amount we get does not cover most people's needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Prosvery employee customer centric, with allot of opportunities.

Conslarge employee base can make moving up a challenge

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life changing experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Proswe are constantly changing our processes to find better ways to ship customer orders

Consnever know when you come in if things are going to be different.

Advice to Senior Managementcommunication.

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

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pretty good start for nre grad

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

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

Prosgood start point
company keeps growing

Conson call
fast working speed
team manager usually change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Operations

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHighly Innovative and customer focused culture

ConsFocus is entirely on results and as such, there is little sensitivity to employees life issues that come up.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intense

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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

ProsFast-paced and exciting. You're given a lot of responsibility from day 1. Very smart and motivated people. Only over-performers succeed. Corporate values are very strong and are a key in the success of the company. All decisions are made taking customers in mind.

ConsExhausting. Not the best at work-life balance. Can get a bit aggressive in meetings.

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

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Work Hard,Have Fun,Make History

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsPunctual, Hard work,Determination to reach the goal ,Faster, Accurate

ConsMIcro Managing,Short tempered, Hasty at times when not needed.

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Inventory Control

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Proseasy job, fun environment, monthly bonuses

Conslong hours, around Holidays, a lot of walking

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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