Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
3,679 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 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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  1.  

    Good job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay is OK
    Paid time off

    Cons

    Good employees don't get the recognition they deserve

    30min lunch
    Breaks are short because of how far we have to walk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the general manager is great the PA's need a little work and should stop showing favoritism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tons of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many areas to grow and learn from very smart people. They have their hands in everything and encourage big ideas. Everyone has the opportunity to make big things happen.

    Cons

    Management shifts constantly. Too many cooks in the kitchen. Perks are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks. Organize management and have point people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work, but average compensation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    It's an amazing place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazon is a great company to work for

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    People take you seriously even if you are an intern. Though fast pace and heavy workload, Amazon provides employees with tons of opportunities for personal and professional development. You work with groups of smart and self-driven people and you can learn a lot there!

    Cons

    Heavy workload, life and work needs to be balanced. Not many company social events. The company is growing fast so it feels that people are hurry no matter when eating lunch or working

  7.  

    Significant growth opportunity, great people, rigorous performance management

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a great place to grow your career. You'll work with smart people every day, and can move throughout the company. High-quality work is rewarded, as is delivering results. The company lives and breathes by the leadership principles.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. Teams run lean to ensure the right work gets done, but that also means that one person is almost always doing the job of five. People get burnt out, and leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A generally good place with some specific organizations doing great work

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    • 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 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
  9.  

    Great place to work for high-functioning, intelligent devs

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Never boring, always learning
    - In-city location means you aren't forced to live in the God-forsaken suburbs
    - Noone will find your path for you, emphasis on ownership and personal responsibility (this could be a con if you're lazy)
    - High hiring bar means you're surrounded by people smarter than you

    Cons

    - Shifting priorities mean some projects never make it to production.
    - Job satisfaction tied closely to team. Some are awesome, some not-so-much.
    - Minimal perks other than compensation. Middling health benefits. Amazon is proudly frugal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the high hiring bar. 100% medical coverage should be standard for salaried employees. Larks like the Fire Phone are hurting our image.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    interview experience in amazon trms

    • 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

    best package and career growth with good work environment

    Cons

    no extra work hours for some profile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    You'll get good work but it might be overkill

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

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

    Pros

    - Loads of new projects coming in quite regularly.
    - Great development tools and infrastructure.
    - Several smart people around.

    Cons

    - Maintaining a work-life balance is a bit hard given the amount of stuff you have to do.
    - Politics might exist in certain teams.
    - Few teams are almost dead and if you get into one of them, you're in for a tough time.
    - Being on call could disrupt your personal life.
    - Very few perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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