Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
3,565 Reviews

3.3
3,565 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,480 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    It's a big company and a good place to learn.

    Cons

    You have to be on your own.

  2.  

    Packer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Cool place to work at. As a 18yr old I made a lot of money.

    Cons

    There is a lot of drama that reminded me of high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make room for people to move up in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it was hard interview

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer IIo  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer IIo in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    good package and i suggest it to every fresher to try for it and get selected and if selected they provide high salary and very good incentives

    Cons

    hectic work and you should work in rotational shifts mostly on night shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    SDE Intern at Amazon Seattle HQ.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay. Good working environment. Dog lover. Their internship is one of the best one. You have your own project. Learn a lot from their process. Also easier than some other companies to get return offer.

    Cons

    Food is bad. Nothing is for free. Don't like company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't like the company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Warehouse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Lewisberry, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, and great place to work overall.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be over the top during peak, but that's everywhere you go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    this is what i hear from ppl in amazon

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not An Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Not An Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    good environment, nice campus, cool salary, nice culture, etc

    Cons

    too much work load sometimes.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    -Fast paced work culture
    -New teams have startup atmosphere
    -Learn new stuff daily

    Cons

    - Oncall pressure
    - Perks could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Patterson, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Patterson, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging opportunity but you have the opportunity to really meet customer expectations. The organization is very focused on the making the customer and their associates happy.

    Cons

    Focus more on meeting the need of your management staff. Many of them work long hours and do not feel that their work is appreciated but that it is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your managers similar to the way you engage the associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great for learning, hard on work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Vendor Management  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Vendor Management in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies in terms of learning opportunities, the quality of your peers, and the overall quality of management and vision.

    Cons

    Total compensation is great, as long as you are willing to take a low base salary and a lot of stock, particularly in management positions. Amazon supplements your base for the first two years with cash bonuses, but after the third year the compensation is base + RSU vests. So if the stock price increases, you make good money. If it goes down, you find yourself making less than market value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Chester, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    friends- you'll meet a bunch of people here.
    hours- on night shift the hours arent ideal, but on day shift you get off and can have a life.

    Cons

    lack of movement- if you arent Favorited you will not move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the favortism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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