Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
3,658 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 112 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 331 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 599 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 138 reviews)

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  1.  

    Title of my review

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, personal growth, is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

    Cons

    I don't think amazon has any down sides to it. Excellent culture, good people. a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    It truly depends on your group.

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    The culture is great, people are smart. The customer really is first all the time.

    Cons

    The leveling is inconsistent across groups, there's some BS politics (depending on your group), and you work crazy hours. Also, after year 4, your pay drops dramatically. It's demoralizing managing people who make more than you on their first day on the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of work, tons of rewards

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure, volume and variety of work. Strong desire to compete and deliver results which helps morale if you're driven and ambitious. Plenty of training options and as long as you can justify what your plans are with data, they'll support you with more experimental projects.

    Cons

    Volume of work. Pay isn't the best. There can sometimes be a disconnect or 'veiled' gap between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up - share and trust your company's driving force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    operational load

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    • Culture & Values
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    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

    good infrastructure
    lot to learn
    smart guys

    Cons

    operational load
    cheap stuff
    no lunch
    work-life banlance bad

  7.  

    You'll get good work but it might be overkill

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    • Culture & Values
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    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
  8.  

    It is the best company i've ever worked

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    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    pay masters, they believe in work life balance, flexible working hours

    Cons

    these days it is getting strict

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go ahead with what you are doing, however consider giving leaves when it is really emergency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive feedback about goals, everybody's upbeat and happy, management is very approachable and open to your ideas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cosolidation in Kennesaw, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Cosolidation in Kennesaw, GA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyday there's a sense of accomplishment and also lots of positive reinforcement . Leads are there to help with training and help you when there's a problem or concern . Everyday begins with a group meeting where goals are set and accomplishments are acknowledged from the day before. Everyday someone is asked to give a safety tip and a quality tip and warm-up exercises are lead by volunteers to get the day started.

    Cons

    Sometimes the flow of work is like a fire hose and you just have to work at a super fast pace to keep up and get the job done and other times you have to search for things to do to look busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep yourself approachable and open to new ideas and always continue to give positive reinforcement and also tell employees when they are not doing something right so they can do it the right way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Love and enjoy every moment of it, most of the time!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of things to improve
    great people to work with and learn from
    Pushes you to think simple and innovate

    Cons

    You're personally responsible to manage your time and figure your priorities, most of the time!
    It's a constant battle to keep your work-life balance!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe make it a little bit more friendly environment!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work hard, really hard. Fun? Depends now what your definition of fun is.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Learn from the best. The bar for excellence at Amazon is set extremely high, and everyone is expected to constantly reach for it.
    - Go beyond what you thought was possible. Working at Amazon will push you to your limits and even further.
    - Ownership. People at Amazon have complete control of their work.

    Cons

    - No perks. Like zero. That means no free food, no team happy hours, etc.
    - Intense, sometimes too intense. People at Amazon work really, really hard, at times to the detriment of company culture.
    - Little teamwork/collaboration. Most of the work was extremely independent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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