Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
3,692 Reviews
3.3
3,692 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 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 336 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 605 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 139 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I drank the Kool aid!

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    Current Employee - Picker in Jeffersonville, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Picker in Jeffersonville, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    I love the opportunities available in the fulfillment center. I walk in every day excited to make an impact in my department.

    Cons

    You have to work hard, really hard, to stand out. They don't care too much about what you've done in the past or your education until you have put in your time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pathways Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Dynamic, hand on learning, ability to have huge impact

    Cons

    NOne really, maybe better work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by incredible talent, lots of opportunities to grow, awesome coworkers, lots of knowledge sharing, lots of challenging and creative projects

    Cons

    Commute (unless you live downtown or nearby), high turnover rates, cost of living in the area, frugality sometimes hurts productivity, sub par benefits, terrible 401k

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your talent (better pay, better benefits)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's an amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, vacation that rolls over, un paid time of 20 hours every 90 days...paid holidays off, demanding of time and pretty cool people to work for.They offer different classes to take to make your experience more fun, you never stop learning. Everyone is very helpful and willing to help associates succeed in growing and promote.

    Cons

    long hours, hot, demanding of time, work most holidays.sometimes associates get discouraged because the competition to promote is huge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better associate engagement, actively listen to associates needs. cross train more to be better prepared for peak season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A generally good place with some specific organizations doing great work

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazon has a high variability in talent and the kind of stuff it works on. There are places which are working on old legacy and so-yesterday problems and either re-writing them or deprecating old stuff. Same time there are organizations within Amazon that work on really cutting edge technology. You get to choose where you want to work. The best organizations also attract the best talent and are the most challenging places to work. The other places are not so great in terms of talent, but it may be a good choice if one is interested in working on relatively safe things and/or interested in a career in management. You can get paid well either way you go

    Cons

    There is stiff competition and work pressure can sometimes get to you.
    Managing a career is not so easy and there is not enough transparency. You can find out though if you talk to folks who have been around a long time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, but average compensation.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Great quality of work (esp. within AWS)
    - Surrounded by very smart engineers
    - Management is very receptive to ideas and feedback
    - Super customer obsessed
    - Strong company culture. People really believe in company's core values which makes for an inspired work environment
    - Highly data driven company
    - No politics BS

    Cons

    - Average pay and benefits. Amazon is lagging behind other companies in it's class (Facebook, Google, MS, etc.)
    - Slow promotions in some parts of the company
    - On call rotation can be bad at times (although it depends on the team).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee pay and benefits. People are not happy within the company with their compensation. Amazon is lagging behind other companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience. Real Software development that matters and you learn a lot from the smart people around you.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, work hard and do things that matter. You will learn a lot as an intern

    Cons

    Don't get much time to do other things. I found it hard to keep up with my peers who all worked late and had a lot more experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work hours are too long for my team. I know times vary between teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    highly intelligent co workers , great learning environment!

    Cons

    not really, varies from team to team cannot make a generic statement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Tons of work, good money

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    Former Employee - Software Tester in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    always stayed busy worked hard enjoyed my job. excellent benifits ,paid holidays, vac and other. had on site counselors, and medical teams ,and high security. walking 20 miles a day benefits extra bonus employee discounts

    Cons

    Overtime
    Little benefits
    Too much pressure
    staying on feet
    fast-paced
    following instructions
    work holidays
    working closely with others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about employees' families

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in Bratislava (Slovakia)

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

    Pros

    Amazon is not a place for low profiles from day 1 you need to be ready to take on challenges and prove that you can outperform. High flexibility and you will learn at your own pace bounded only by your limits.

    Cons

    I was working for another 'big' technology company and there were better benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job keep this way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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