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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
3,934 Reviews
3.4
3,934 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Good to experience, but bad to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    innovate sense, bright future and direction

    Cons

    efficiency low, big pressure and limitied development space

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It has been a great experience working with Amazon

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work culture
    Ownership
    Work life balance - Right place to settle down late in your career

    Cons

    Learning
    Salary
    visibility/transparency on growth path is not that good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    nice place to work with ti and ti

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    nice culture nice place nice environmennt nice people

    Cons

    nothing is there to tell bad about these

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great company. Lots of intelligent people. Tons of opportunity to work on different products and GTM strategies.

    Cons

    Slow promotions, very political hierarchy. Management is too busy to develop anyone and you find yourself taking on as many projects as possible just to get noticed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    At Amazon, we love to build systems. Systems that are distributes, and that talk to each other and get the business done

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Exposure to open technologies, highly competitive salary, smart people, good culture

    Cons

    Operational stuff to be done by devs, slower promotions, less hikes, disparity of salary between lateral hires and existing people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the salaries of veterans at par with laterals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a ton in a short period of time

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn how to build and ship fast.
    You will experience customer obsession in every part of product development.

    Cons

    The culture was not as open as I had expected.
    Work/life balance does not exist in most teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 10 people found this helpful  

    Worked hard. Did not have fun. I'm history!

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    Former Employee - Machine Learning Scientist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Learning Scientist in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Amazon thinks big and dives deep. They are willing to pay big bucks for the right people that can get the job done. The hiring process is borderline neurotic, so almost all employees are there to work hard. Jeff Bezos, the CEO is also the founder. He is a brilliant guy.

    Cons

    They are first and foremost an online retailer. Product development takes second place. The most frustrating element is the middle management. Most of them are workaholics that are never satisfied with anything anyone ever does. Some companies expect your professional life to take precedence before your personal life. At Amazon, people do not have personal lives. They're always working. Most employees only last one year. There is a high amount of turnover. The management knows that you will eventually burn out, so they stoke the fires to get as much out of you until you quit. The most frustrating part is that Jeff Bezos loves to experiment and try new things, but the middle management hates it. Many employees have a mindset that Amazonians are superior to other people outside the company. That gets in the way of hiring people that can do things they cannot do. The people at Amazon are very proud and not in a good way!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amazon is getting too big. They are trying to do so many things, they cannot possibly expect to be good at everything. Inside the company, feudal kingdoms are starting to coalesce. There are factions forming within software development, customer service, etc. Your middle management does not know what it is doing and refuses to listen to the people they hire to develop new things. That is a recipe for disaster! The Microsoft way of racking and stacking employees based on feedback from peers is not working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The experience / dynamics of working on a team in real life on a real project

    Cons

    As with all companies this large, bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    People - high hiring bar

    Cons

    long work hours
    work life balance
    believe it or not - technology. There are no easy ways to get data and make decision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great clean environment with good benefits

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate (Packer) in Murfreesboro, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate (Packer) in Murfreesboro, TN (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great benefits, great management, advancement opportunity, clean environment especially for a warehouse, great people to work with

    Cons

    A little favoritism is shown, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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