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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
3,860 Reviews
3.4
3,860 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 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 340 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 616 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 140 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon is a great place for me but not everybody

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to drive your career, large problems to solve, phenomenal leadership principles.

    Cons

    The environment can be too goal oriented sometimes and people can lose sight of the big picture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing fast, but not employee-friendly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Smart people, flexible work environment, not much politics

    Cons

    Nickle-and-dime employees, compensation is below industry, spread the company to improve commute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know frugality is the theme of the company, but maybe make the compensation/perks better to improve employee retention or morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Company values, company culture. The only reason not to advance at amazon is because you do not want to.

    Cons

    The work life balance gets a little difficult toward the end of the year. Also, the continuous rotation of senior management makes "standardization: a little difficult to maintain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Technical customer support agent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    After being hired, we all went through a month long training course before put on the floor. The company offers excellent benefits and many other company perks.

    Cons

    working for amazon in a 24/7 365 operations, you will either work 1 day during the weekend or if you get lucky you will get a regular monday-friday shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was an excellent work experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer

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

    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers to learn new things. Liberal policies which maintains work life balance. It is one of the best place to have an excellent work experience.

    Cons

    Cons depend on your believes and expectations. Company has a wast no of employees. So you have to take serious efforts to prove your talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it has good management and teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazon {{ Work Hard --------- Party Hard }}

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Listing Creation Specialist in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Listing Creation Specialist in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Employee get to choose their own office timings and as a part of Amazon your always running ahead with innovation

    Cons

    No Cons as of now,, Some times due to the enjoyment at work we tend to stay more than 12 hours in the office to meet the targets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    qae

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    vERY GOOD ENVIRONMENT, i almost worked there for 2 years

    Cons

    NO CONS YET i almost worked there for 2 years

  9.  

    Amazon sort center

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Everything in the sort center that i work with run so smooth.

    Cons

    i Cant think of a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  10.  

    Great atmosphere and friendly people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Picker in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Picker in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Full timers get great benefits

    Cons

    Not enough benefits for parttimers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at giving part time people better benefits

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very hard work but valuable learning experience

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

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic brand to have on CV
    - Opportunity to develop products/services that will be used by tens of millions of customers
    - Working with bright and capable colleages

    Cons

    - Salary below market average and total reward highly dependent on Amazon stock price.
    - Portfolio of diverse businesses - ranging from Retail to Cloud Computing to Movie Studio - with the culture highly dependent on the VP's personality. You might get a VP who is a good leader but a bad VP impacts the whole of the business.
    - Promotion difficult and relies heavily on self-promotion - can encourage unhealthy competition rather than collaboration amongst colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What made Amazon successful in the past isn't necessarily what is going to make it successful in the future. Be prepared to adapt existing management practices/rituals to avoid becoming overly bureaucratic. In particular, the high volume of management reporting (weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual business reviews) and associated meetings is time-consuming and can be demoralising. These meetings are a means to an end rather than the end itself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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