Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
3,503 Reviews
3.3
3,503 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Ownership: Amazon gives employees a lot of ownership over the projects they are working on.

    Career growth: There are tons of internal opportunities for growth and you are able to drive you own career trajectory. Compensation and benefits are very competitive.

    Work life balance: I heard some of the complaints about work life balance before joining Amazon, but in my time here I have not experienced any issues with work life balance. The work schedule is flexible and I rarely take any work home with me.

    Cons

    Company can be a bit too frugal at times, not a lot of perks. Fortunately the frugality is not reflected in the compensation. I would like to see a better 401(k) match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the 401(k) more competitive to other companies in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, Talented people around, Flexible

    Cons

    Work life balance.
    Completely focused on work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work and get paid well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pays competitively
    Good chances for growth
    Incredible team

    Cons

    Sometimes secretive
    High expectations
    Sometimes very frugal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sticks to their consistent culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Kennewick, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Kennewick, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    It's easy to be recognized for skills beyond what your job description states, and have them be nurtured. Mobility always seemed like a possibility in any position.

    Cons

    Commitment to frugal culture led to poor working environment. Desks were cheap, supplies were cheap, and very little flexibility for comfort costs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unique corporate culture that either does or doesn't work for you

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many growth opportunities. Work with some of the brightest and best around. The culture, if you buy into it, has a lot going for it. If you're not onboard with the culture you won't make it.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to keep your head about water. A lot of fast paced projects that change very little in the overall juggernaut of Amazon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Solid growning company. Internal pomotional opportunities can be challenging.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There is no shortage of overtime hours if you want them.

    Cons

    It is easier to get a high level position if you are an external candidate then a current employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more people from within the current employee pool rather then favoring external candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience for a customer service job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Kennewick, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kennewick, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They really want to see you succeed. They give you so much training and help.

    Cons

    The hours you work are really tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Telephonic interviews

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Brand name and good process.Got a strong interview process. Follow ups are great.Competitive salary.Overall experience was good.

    Cons

    Too lengthy process. Interviewers stick to the text book answers. Need an easy process to bring up the candidates who is theoretically week but strong in work

  11.  

    Great paying job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sortation  in  Avenel, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sortation in Avenel, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay was amazing and it was just for the agency imagine for the company.

    Cons

    Waking up for the 3rd shift they didn't have any other shift .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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