Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
3,565 Reviews

3.3
3,565 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,480 Ratings

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.  

    a good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    leadership compensation perks and time-off policies

    Cons

    promotions transing and company values

  2.  

    Work hard. Have Fun. Make History.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist II in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment.
    - Good pay.
    - Overtime pay.

    Cons

    - No work-life balance. Excessive overtime recruited.
    - Lack of respect for tenured employees.
    - Politics and unnecessary involvement of HR-BPs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know whats wrong, start fixing things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hard work but worth it

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

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

    Pros

    You can get medical coverage in 30 days. its high deductible but amazon pays 100 percent for you. great pay and overnight gets even more. no experience needed. Quick hire on and great training. they are very safety oriented and have on site medical care if you need something or don't feel well during your shift.

    Cons

    This job is very physically intensive. The shifts are 10 hours long and 12 hours during peak (November to December) holiday. even with these long shift times you only get 30 mins for lunch and two 15 minute breaks. the break times start when you finish your last task till you start your next so you only really get 7-10 mins for your breaks depending on how long it takes you to get to the break room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    longer lunches and let us sit down if a department has a shut down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Support Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Hardware Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    there personal development plan for every engineer is excellent . the company is all surrounded by providing the best support to their staff to get the best quality out of their engineers

    Cons

    The interview process is very long but it is worth it if you get the position you appled for

  6.  

    Overall I've had a great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Whitestown, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Whitestown, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Training is offered in many roles as an associate. One can decide which role they would like to obtain. If desired after a year of employment amazon will pay 95% of tuition up to 3,000 a year. The benefits are very good,especially their insurance, 401K, discounts, and the people are always positive.

    Cons

    I would say the biggest downfall is communication within the company. Change is constant. Some say the "rate" of production is unreasonable, I find it easy to obtain if someone is willing to just do their job. Core values are not implemented on the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to spend more time with employees engaging their issues instead of advising them they will follow , which they do not. Personal growth is only utilized if you have a bachelors degree, which holds a lot of potential behind. Overall Amazon is a great place to work, I just wish the advancement opporutunities didn't end at entry level management without a 4 year degree

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sr. Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great experience for a fresh MBA grad

    Cons

    Getting promoted is very difficult, management doesn't plan for employees career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee engagement

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenge work but changing the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    growth company
    Challenges - new./interesting stuff
    Customers
    Team - nice people, hard working

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Lots on to do list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more headcount

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, autonomous environment that allows you to work in casual attire.

    Cons

    Work can be intense and demanding with long hours.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to grow in your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Career growth, experience working at a large successful company.

    Cons

    Could pay better, sometimes the internal culture can be frustrating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon's great....design not so much

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Designer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a great company, very supportive and the overall work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    Sometimes with looming deadlines, your hours get pretty long, but the company compensates well for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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