Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
3,736 Reviews
3.3
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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 340 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 616 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 140 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great employees, hard work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

    Pros

    -Awesome People
    -Intense, rewarding work
    -When allowed to do real work, was interesting and varied

    Cons

    -Bad communication within teams
    -Leadership had some issues
    -Sometimes had to do "intern" jobs and tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great training. The ability to do what it takes to make the customer happy is invaluable to a customer service agent and makes the job enjoyable. A lot of fun activities to participate in. Work from home opportunity is great.

    Cons

    Compensation is low and it is difficult to make the transition from contract employee to regular employee,even with perfect metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into how the new metrics are being used to make conversion decisions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very challenging, motivating and demanding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Accounts Manager in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - New Accounts Manager in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Competitive though meritocrat work environment. Fostered sound competition. Very open to new ideas and project, a lot of thins to do and improve. Amazing people, hiring the best.

    Cons

    Work-life balance inappropriate, little quality on the projects/results (quantity and bias for action are preferred)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Zero in to quality and big thinking (widen the overview, start working to make a true impact that lasts in time, rather than collecting the chips of the moment and bringing in easy reward just because you've been the firsts to get them).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Area Manager

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    You work with some of the smartest minds, that can teach you a lost about operations.

    Cons

    you can work with one of the smartest minds, that have no clue how to interact with people. They talk about have a backbone but you are expected to just toe the line and not complain about things. things change rapidly with little to no communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start hiring managers because they are good for the company as a whole not because they went to MIT. some of the worst managers I have come across at amazon have been form MIT, UPENN, BOOTH because they hire anyone from those schools with no real interview process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    An extremely challenging environment to work for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    You will get a chance to work with some of the best minds in the industry; A high-pressure environment where raising your bar is a constant ask all the time; Extremely customer focused;

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not so good; You will be expected to be on top of things round the clock.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Operations Intern in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - MBA Operations Intern in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, Competent Colleagues and leadership. Money is good as well.

    Cons

    Working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good benefits excellent learning opportunity

    Cons

    No worklife balance lot of oncall depends on team to team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to intern

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and fun work environment. There are a lot of fun activities planned for interns and you get a project you have complete ownership over

    Cons

    Nothing as an intern. As a full time employee you go on an on call cycle with your team members which seems to make for a poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to improve the work life balance for employees. While you pay very well, people need time to relax once they finally get home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good college experience gained from working at Amazon. Got to meet some really good engineers to have as role models.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer

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

    Pros

    Access to world scale data. Particularly interesting if you are into stuff like large distributed systems or machine learning.

    Cons

    Frugality is one of the core values at Amazon. Things can be not so organised at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was good and a learning experience for a fresher like me

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and importance given to the employees

    Cons

    Compensation and career growth oppurtunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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