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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
4,136 Reviews
3.4
4,136 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.  

    It is a fast pace work environment.

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    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    breaks, training, free Gatorade/ snacks, competitions

    Cons

    hot working conditions, long standing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and great people

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    Former Employee - Picker in Jeffersonville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Picker in Jeffersonville, KY (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    I worked here because there were no other jobs available for me in my area. I got a great friend, she is the best in world. Never heard any like her before.

    Cons

    You are a fraction of a large number in the production report. No Wonder, if your manager even does not know your first name after working for weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe Amazon is going to kick off all employees after they get robots to get the job done but right now the machines working are actually human beings. They eat, smoke and get tired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazon is just as amazing to work for as they are to purchase things from.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Extremely fast paced, very team work oriented, talented employees, innovative, low to no beauracracy, constant feedback on performance. Amazon is growing and they understand the importance of investing in new technologies and resources.

    Cons

    Employees change positions every 2-3 years, high turnover and new pepole onboarding all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base salary compensation is low for a company in a high cost of living area. The stock is incredible but it take a few years to get to a point where you are receiving the benefit of that. Need to look at the high rate of turnover and determine what could be done to help reduce it. This is a great company with a lot to offer they spend a lot of time on the hiring process to lose so many through attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good first job experience

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Schertz, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Schertz, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good, especially if you are young and are not looking for something long-term. I met great people working there, and management was pretty efficient. If you like to work with a diverse group of people, and stay on your feet 9-10 hours out the stay, it's a really good experience.

    Cons

    During time between peak seasons, there is not much work needed, so they downsize a lot. Performance awards really is number based, and breaks really feel like only minutes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Greate poeple and challenging tasks

    Cons

    Office space is not very appealing

  7.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The opportunities are possible and endless

    Cons

    The benefits and compensation could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A big company with several opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    - The emphasis on being agile like a startup provides a great learning experience for junior developers
    - Amazon being involved in so many space you can usually find a job in a domain of your choice
    - Many teams are intentionally small which allows you to play a bigger role and be more productive

    Cons

    - The company being too dynamic there is lot of churn in employees. If your manager changes, you need to prove yourself again which can be demotivating after few years
    - Delivery goals for some teams can be too aggressive and might cause burnout.
    - You have to manage your own career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay attention to individual employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, although...

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Work is easy and repetitive. Free refreshments. Sometimes give out free food. $10.50/hr for fulfillment employees. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership / Line leads and Ambassadors spend most of the day talking with their friends. They just stand around and point out obvious stuff that needs to be done. Warehouse gets hot at times. I often times end up doing the work by myself because their friends in my department are just talking it up. You also won't get recognized for being a competetant and hard working employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on top of the line leads and ambassadors. They slack off way too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A huge company in constant change, using the most advanced networking equipment from different manufacturers

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    Former Employee - Network Technician in Ashburn, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Network Technician in Ashburn, VA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    A very friendly environment to work, casual dressing code, very cool workmates, an efficient ticketing system

    Cons

    Standards are not fully respected. Start your job without any assumptions. Lot of people without networking background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integration between day and night shift, improve cost management,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Arlington, VA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You have a lot of agency. If you can justify why something needs to happen and how much it will cost to make it happen you can affect change at the company.

    Cons

    Bit of a problem with putting too much emphasis on seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the quality of an employees work and what they can bring to the company going forward rather than how long theyve stuck around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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