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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
4,190 Reviews
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4,190 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 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I thought Amazon did a good job at providing its warehouse associates with good benefits and decent pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very structured environment
    good benefits
    reasonable hours
    opportunity for overtime (mostly in peak season)

    Cons

    peak season can be very tiresome because of mandatory overtime and shift placement may not be that great
    not very many opportunities to move up if you start at the warehouse associate level
    it is factory work so there is a lot of repetitive tasks and they are also on a piece rate system. If you don't maintain a certain piece rate you will be put on probation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my facility LEX2 there were a lot of warehouse associates that had college education. That to me seems like a good pool of people that you might look into additional training and some higher responsibilities along with those that are exceeding expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Infinitely better then defense contracting.

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Technologically current.
    Management listens.
    Work with people who are outstanding in there field.
    Great food trucks in the area.

    Cons

    I get stressed easier then most and it sometimes has an affect on me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager is very proactive in making sure we're taken care of. If you're up all night with a page he'll tell you to stay home and get some rest. It's great having a manager that you know has your back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    It is ok to work there.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good if you are workaholic

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to improve your technical skills. You have the facility to ask if you don't feel your tasks challenging

    Cons

    Oncall is a real drawbacks. You are expected to be available any time if you are oncall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better if there is a dedicated oncall instead of SDE doing it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good program. Lots of opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good program. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Oncall has a little pressure. 7x24

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This was a great experience working with amazon

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Office culture is very good. As a fresher, there is lot of opportunity to learn and show your talent. Salary and benefits are good enough

    Cons

    The work load is a little high and the expectations are higher than the known intelligence of an employee. Interview process is really tough if we want to move to other team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good steady Job, 4 ten hour days a week.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Steady work schedule is a pro with only working 4 ten hour days a week. Overtime is available most weeks if you want to work it

    Cons

    Lack of career growth available unless you want to move to a new location/building

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Whitestown, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Whitestown, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    The job was fun, fast paced, easy to pick up, etc.

    Cons

    Got points/trouble for something trivial and had to appeal. Very inconvenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a little room of slack for the occasional off day before giving a write up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ISS Representatave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ISS Representative in Chester, VA (US)
    Current Employee - ISS Representative in Chester, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    It give you the opportunity lo develop a lot of problem solve skills and experience with the vendors and vendor support.

    Cons

    It do not give you the ability to develop the leadership skills that you need in oder to move up in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA in Murfreesboro, TN (US)
    Former Employee - CSA in Murfreesboro, TN (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Concerned about employee welfare, great hours, work from home.

    Cons

    Manger not involved enough about training or coaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more coaching and more heads up about expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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