Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,819 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.4 2,819 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 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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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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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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Senior HRA (Current Employee)
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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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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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amazon.com

ProsFast growing company
cloud technologies

Conswork-life balance is pretty bad

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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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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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