Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
3,736 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 340 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 616 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 140 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSA in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - CSA in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great and amazing place to be at

    Cons

    TOO Good to have any contraints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New Warehouse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    New warehouse, lots of good jobs, everyone seems to like it

    Cons

    Lower warehouse pay than other warehouses in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to compete with wages

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Focus on employee happiness, good starting wages, referral bonuses

    Cons

    Stressful work, back to back calls, hard to work around college schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture who actually focuses on their internal and external employees equally.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company that lets builders build new process. Not restricted to doing he same things day in and out. Great company culture and environment.

    Cons

    Getting thins done can be difficult unless you can show huge savings which makes sense to prioritize resources it can just get frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you stay focused on the customer experience no matter how small the issue may seem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Super awesome employer, hands down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Intern in Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Intern in Reston, VA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very organized, cutting edge technology
    Flexible hours and scheduling
    Amazon sent me Twizzlers and popcorn and gift cards for pizza and Amazon movies for a movie night
    Wonderful VCC intern program for college students
    Would I work for Amazon again? Totally!

    Cons

    HR could be more responsive by e-mail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being super awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked for large software company M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T for 4 years....what a breath of fresh air at Amazon!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Individuality, you can actually own the projects you are working on from start to finish. Management actually listens to my ideas and I get to run with them. Lovely buildings and area in Downtown Seattle. Love the company philosophies and my quality of life is so much better here. Old company I worked 50-60 hours every week for almost 4 years. Bring your dog to work here...what? So awesome.

    Cons

    I have not found any as yet, except the parking garage has a waiting list for employees. But, this being said, they offer free ORCA passes for transportation around the area and some great reimbursement for other located parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the fact there is no hidden issues with company, everything is so accessible to employees to read about and learn about all aspects of the company. They have made some great acquisitions in the last several years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cutting edge technology and a great environment to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Massive amounts of data
    Autonomy
    Nice location

    Cons

    Outdated internal system
    Not enough connections with the open source community

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Hard-work pays off with innovative atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people, Training, Experience, Network

    Cons

    work-life balance, hours worked, time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed my time with Amazon but found that some of the managers would ride hard and not offer praise for good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of opportunities. Good mobility and good on your resume.

    Cons

    Long hours and ok pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, depends on the team though.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of learning opportunities with wide range of technologies being used
    - Good pay and benefits
    - Management cares for personal growth and career development

    Cons

    - Some times work-life balance can be a challenge depending on the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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