Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
3,564 Reviews
3.3
3,564 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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 110 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 326 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 583 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 133 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Life at Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Exposure
    Amazing Team Work
    Lots to learn on technology side

    Cons

    Too much work pressure
    Too much stress
    Little employee perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unique corporate culture that either does or doesn't work for you

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many growth opportunities. Work with some of the brightest and best around. The culture, if you buy into it, has a lot going for it. If you're not onboard with the culture you won't make it.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to keep your head about water. A lot of fast paced projects that change very little in the overall juggernaut of Amazon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working environment in rapid pace and wild - as wild as Amazon forest itself.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician II  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician II in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Benefits is much better than average company in Japan, freedom on shift and easy of taking vacation is really attractive. Lots of genius along the way.

    Cons

    Office politics seems inevitable, some higher ups do not treat their subordinate and tend to be showy on their authority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A great place to intern and gain some excellent experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Intern  in  Sumner, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Intern in Sumner, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Culture: very casual but intense and data driven
    Everyone is really friendly and open I never felt out of place

    Cons

    Hours, hard to take time off, a lot of red tape hard to get things changed completely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stressful but worthy

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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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Able to get your hands on some latest technology. Seattle is a great Seattle, way better than Bay area in my opinion.

    Cons

    Stressful, workload is overwhelming. No cafeteria, no free snacks, only tea bags and coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get us some cafeterias, or some free snacks!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    colorful life in Seattle, well-paid salary for interns

    Cons

    very little annual bonus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I loved the work pace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    It have a lot of benefits

    Cons

    Getting your work expectation is so hard

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid growning company. Internal pomotional opportunities can be challenging.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There is no shortage of overtime hours if you want them.

    Cons

    It is easier to get a high level position if you are an external candidate then a current employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more people from within the current employee pool rather then favoring external candidates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Telephonic interviews

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Brand name and good process.Got a strong interview process. Follow ups are great.Competitive salary.Overall experience was good.

    Cons

    Too lengthy process. Interviewers stick to the text book answers. Need an easy process to bring up the candidates who is theoretically week but strong in work

  11.  

    Great Amazon Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

    Pros

    Great pay. Friendly team. Seattle is beautiful during the summer.

    Cons

    Frugal with employees at times.

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