Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
3,498 Reviews
3.3
3,498 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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.  

    I work with awesome people doing what I like to do - and get paid a whole lot to do it

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    • 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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I get to work on very visible, customer-facing projects that make a difference to thousands of people a day. My management cares about my career growth and work-life balance. I am paid very well.

    Cons

    Many people, including myself, work 10-12 hours per day pretty frequently. On-call shifts are stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is open to ideas from people at all levels, and they legitimately care about their employees' career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun Challenging Team working on innovating with customer input on the retail website

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

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

    Pros

    Own your own product from end to end. From design and vision through to technology stack and ownership

    Cons

    Getting the opportunity really depends on what team you land in within the company. Some roles are fantastic some are terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to go beyond and above to ensure that the people they manage are happy. The fact that they are not complaining is not a positive. If they are not singing your praises then something can be improved. Keep a finger on the pulse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    luke warm

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    people are great to work with

    Cons

    how associates are treated over all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get ready ti kiss butt if you want to advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    They are very focused on rates.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Fairly good worknig conditions.

    Cons

    Focused on rate so much somtimes compromise quality and safety.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning and a big ownership

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

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

    Pros

    Great Learning and a big ownership - very cross-functional experience, working for a company that is long term focused, very ambitious and puts customer first, very strong culture

    Cons

    Very intense, not big on formal training (you are expected to learn on the job), most people find work-life balance getting skewed in favor of work, strong culture means you either fit in or would not survive for long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more BI support to business teams, have a process to check the managers who only manage upward

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

    Its an Innovation Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    You will have enough opportunities to learn and improve your skills

    Cons

    Company talks about work life balance but managers have too much of work that it cannot be achieved in managerial role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working there 1 year was like working there 3.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HRA  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - HRA in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Training was excellent, they seemed to value me.

    Cons

    Lean. Required to do a lot with little assistance. May processes and policies are changing constantly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Internship at AWS

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    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Competitive compensation
    2. Flexible working time

    Cons

    1. Team where I am in is too large
    2. The assignment is boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Divide the group into more subgroups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Summer Software Development Engineer Internship

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

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

    Pros

    I had a lot of fun working at Amazon. I met a lot of people, and gained a few very close friendships. Additionally, I was always learning new things, from my team and via the Amazon-wide tech talks. Overall, it was a great experience for learning how to be a better developer and what it is like to work at such a large company.

    Cons

    From what I saw, it was either hit or miss whether the mentorship program was actually beneficial. Some interns had mentors that really facilitated their learning, but others had mentors who seemed to only be interested in their own career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fulfillment Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  DuPont, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in DuPont, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and they start from day one

    Cons

    The shifts are ten and a half hours long, the breaks should be at least 20 min because of the distance to breakrooms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amazon does an amazing job ensuring employees are treated fairly, but I would suggest less micro management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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