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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
4,181 Reviews
3.4
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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.  

    Smart peopole

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Very smart people, data-driven culture

    Cons

    too frugal, and the culture is not for everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best company for professionals craving for learning and performance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Stress free work environment | Performance based incentives | Scope for continuous learning and improvement.

    Cons

    Not the easiest place to grow, if you are at the bottom of the hierarchy. On the contrary inside jobs give hope for employees wishing for a job transfer to another related division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce experiments with business processes. Not only is this costly but also is terrible for employees going through constant transition through platforms.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, but apparently depends on your team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Really good culture. Plenty of interns are willing to do all sorts of fun things
    - Fun setting. Offices have all of the stereotypical tech perks, like foosball tables and beer fridays
    - Fun people to work with
    - You can potentially get a full-time offer

    Cons

    - The 'pros' listed above are team-dependent. I know people who had awful intern experiences because their manager was incompetent,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees have to say. My manager was very considerate and transparent, and those values should carry over into other managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job, metrics are a bit much.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great training, mostly good leads and managers. Fair scheduling process. Help when you needed.

    Cons

    Competitive to the point that co-workers don't always help if leads or managers unavailable. Metrics difficult to meet at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire managers with no social skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Merchant services team- Jumpstart/listing

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    Current Employee - Listing Creation Specialist/Jumpstart Specialist in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Listing Creation Specialist/Jumpstart Specialist in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    There is great appreciation,encouragement and rewards and importance given to innovations and extra efforts and responsibilities are always noticed, The higher management is supportive and logical, very open culture and people are very friendly and supportive.There is a lot of scope to learn and work is not monotonous. the work times are completely flexible so you can choose to come to work at your convenient time and leave at your convenience and also you have an option to work from home for most of the tech and semi-tech processes.

    Cons

    bad work life balance at times you are needed to work more hours a day than your normal hours, promotions are usually slow and usually comes with a lot of efforts and proving yourself constantly for a very long period of time, usually there are lot of openings internally but it is very difficult to apply for a job that is higher to the level that you are in even though you might have relevant experience for the same, however if you are applying on the same level the process is relatively smooth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing much they are doing a pretty good, it would be better if you can discuss the carrier path to employees from time to time so that they are aware of where they are heading.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazong place to work as long as you can cope up with long work hours

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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

    The ambience, the people (colleagues) and the brand value.

    Cons

    A few of the departments have a very biased method in case of growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring and help growth on a talent basis and not as per favoritism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Inbound pick full time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good things about this you get paid pretty good and a very basic easy job it's like grocery shopping

    Cons

    The only problem is you walk alot and stand as well die to a big warehouse

  9.  

    Pleasant surprise

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    Former Employee - Packaging Operator in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Packaging Operator in Chattanooga, TN (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    An incredible place to work;
    friendly people at all levels;
    a true learning experience;
    they hire seniors;
    an excellent exercising work environment

    Cons

    Long hours
    Frequently a lot of walking, which is "good."
    Demanding job, but one with proper training and acceptable learning period

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Area Assessment (Housekeeping and maintenance) of Work Stations in Packing could be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    maintenance technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    honest, reliable, self motivated, team player, positive person, like new challenges, fast learner, strong sense about safety rules, working in continuous improvements activities and always willing to learn and explorer new goals.

    Cons

    little quiet person, when working, I am so concentrated that forgot to take lunch or brakes on time. I am perfectionist on my activities.

  11.  

    Great learning experience, but easy to burn out

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    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Access to great tools and information, surrounded by (generally) very smart people, industry-leading practices

    Cons

    Heavy peak season, easy to burnout from overwork

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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