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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
4,128 Reviews
3.4
4,128 Reviews
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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 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Whitestown, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Whitestown, IN (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The job was fun, fast paced, easy to pick up, etc.

    Cons

    Got points/trouble for something trivial and had to appeal. Very inconvenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a little room of slack for the occasional off day before giving a write up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working experience at Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good working environment, a lot of cool stuff under development

    Cons

    Too much projects around and need good communications skills to accordinate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good steady Job, 4 ten hour days a week.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Steady work schedule is a pro with only working 4 ten hour days a week. Overtime is available most weeks if you want to work it

    Cons

    Lack of career growth available unless you want to move to a new location/building

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a fast pace work environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    breaks, training, free Gatorade/ snacks, competitions

    Cons

    hot working conditions, long standing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and projected company growth

    Cons

    Hard work, Management isn't always forthright, sometimes it seems as though employees voices aren't heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the success of the associate, not so much the bottom line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Hard work rewarding work quick burnout cutthroat

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benifts, stock options monthly bonuses, transfer options Amazon.com promotes a diverse and unique atmosphere they offer options to move around through out departments as well as transfers available nation wide.

    Cons

    Quick burnout the company is extremely competitive and promotes a cutthroat style of leadership and will go out on a limb for a new idea before consistency one must continue to produce revolutionary new ideas to stay ahead seniority is never a factor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication of what is expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An honest culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Internships: You work with highly competent people. They do good work and are willing to help you learn.
    Location: Seattle is beautiful with entertainment aplenty there. Amazon and interns organize plenty of events as well.
    Pay: is good

    Cons

    Culture is results-oriented, so if you can do your work in 6 hours, then awesome. If you're barely keeping up at 11 hours a day, might need to up that to 12.
    Somewhat overwhelming to self-indoctrinate the leadership principles, be highly effective at them, and also complete a project on time.
    Mentors have their own stuff to handle. They may be extremely helpful, they may be busy with their own projects, or they might be inaccessible. Don't be surprised to encounter all 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure mentors are available all throughout the internship and don't have too much on their own plate (i.e. mission critical project that they're a key stakeholder on)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong growth and good values, but not the best place to start your career.

    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    High motivation employees, very good control over development process even from SDE1 role, fast development cycle for a large company.

    Cons

    Easy to work way more hours than you would somewhere else, need to be able to confidently say no and regulate your hours or you'll be in the office 60+ hours a week.

  10.  

    ISS Representatave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ISS Representative in Chester, VA (US)
    Current Employee - ISS Representative in Chester, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    It give you the opportunity lo develop a lot of problem solve skills and experience with the vendors and vendor support.

    Cons

    It do not give you the ability to develop the leadership skills that you need in oder to move up in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA in Murfreesboro, TN (US)
    Former Employee - CSA in Murfreesboro, TN (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Concerned about employee welfare, great hours, work from home.

    Cons

    Manger not involved enough about training or coaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more coaching and more heads up about expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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