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

(2,054 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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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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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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I enjoyed the job, but could not continue due to being unable to adjust to night shift at the time.

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

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

ProsIf you need a job, seasonal work at Amazon is a viable option. Although people tend to poorly review Amazon, I believe the reason people dislike Amazon is because of the demanding pace and vast amount of walking. Buy some comfortable shoes, eat healthy foods, and drink lots of water, and Amazon is not so hard. I personally enjoy challenging work and breaking a sweat, and Amazon is a great place for those with work ethic.

ConsSome of the computer systems seemed aged, the machinery is loud, and the pace is not comfortable. However it is not the nightmare job that those of lesser work ethic claim it is.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. The positive reinforcement, safety tips, and stretching exercises make the experience much safer and more productive. My advice to management is to proceed as they have.

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

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good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amazon.com

Prosindustry leading products and services available

Consfew chances to get promoted

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Overall like the experience

Machine Learning Scientist (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

Prosa lot of opportunities to work on fun stuff with celever peopler

ConsLife balance sucks, literally! Too fast paced!

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

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Customer and business impact at a world class scale

Senior Manager, Software Development (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCustomer obsessed company with a focus on the ultra-long term
Competitive compensation for high performers
High rate of learning from smart peers and leaders
Ability to take risks on a large scale
Engineering and product innovation challenges
Ownership over roadmap and strategy even at junior levels

ConsHigh stakes, high pressure environment.
Minimum benefits outside of stock and cash compensation
Frugality extends even to laptops and monitors

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Amazon.com part-time

Prosgood company to work with

Conssome times get very busy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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