Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
3,736 Reviews
3.3
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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.  

    Title of my review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, personal growth, is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

    Cons

    I don't think amazon has any down sides to it. Excellent culture, good people. a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in Bratislava (Slovakia)

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

    Pros

    Amazon is not a place for low profiles from day 1 you need to be ready to take on challenges and prove that you can outperform. High flexibility and you will learn at your own pace bounded only by your limits.

    Cons

    I was working for another 'big' technology company and there were better benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job keep this way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I drank the Kool aid!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Picker in Jeffersonville, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Picker in Jeffersonville, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    I love the opportunities available in the fulfillment center. I walk in every day excited to make an impact in my department.

    Cons

    You have to work hard, really hard, to stand out. They don't care too much about what you've done in the past or your education until you have put in your time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay is OK
    Paid time off

    Cons

    Good employees don't get the recognition they deserve

    30min lunch
    Breaks are short because of how far we have to walk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the general manager is great the PA's need a little work and should stop showing favoritism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tons of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Many areas to grow and learn from very smart people. They have their hands in everything and encourage big ideas. Everyone has the opportunity to make big things happen.

    Cons

    Management shifts constantly. Too many cooks in the kitchen. Perks are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks. Organize management and have point people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Recruiter

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

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

    Pros

    Experience, learning, brand, compensation, growth

    Cons

    Work life Balance, long working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    It's an amazing place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in West Columbia, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, vacation that rolls over, un paid time of 20 hours every 90 days...paid holidays off, demanding of time and pretty cool people to work for.They offer different classes to take to make your experience more fun, you never stop learning. Everyone is very helpful and willing to help associates succeed in growing and promote.

    Cons

    long hours, hot, demanding of time, work most holidays.sometimes associates get discouraged because the competition to promote is huge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better associate engagement, actively listen to associates needs. cross train more to be better prepared for peak season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, but average compensation.

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great quality of work (esp. within AWS)
    - Surrounded by very smart engineers
    - Management is very receptive to ideas and feedback
    - Super customer obsessed
    - Strong company culture. People really believe in company's core values which makes for an inspired work environment
    - Highly data driven company
    - No politics BS

    Cons

    - Average pay and benefits. Amazon is lagging behind other companies in it's class (Facebook, Google, MS, etc.)
    - Slow promotions in some parts of the company
    - On call rotation can be bad at times (although it depends on the team).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee pay and benefits. People are not happy within the company with their compensation. Amazon is lagging behind other companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Significant growth opportunity, great people, rigorous performance management

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a great place to grow your career. You'll work with smart people every day, and can move throughout the company. High-quality work is rewarded, as is delivering results. The company lives and breathes by the leadership principles.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. Teams run lean to ensure the right work gets done, but that also means that one person is almost always doing the job of five. People get burnt out, and leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A generally good place with some specific organizations doing great work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazon has a high variability in talent and the kind of stuff it works on. There are places which are working on old legacy and so-yesterday problems and either re-writing them or deprecating old stuff. Same time there are organizations within Amazon that work on really cutting edge technology. You get to choose where you want to work. The best organizations also attract the best talent and are the most challenging places to work. The other places are not so great in terms of talent, but it may be a good choice if one is interested in working on relatively safe things and/or interested in a career in management. You can get paid well either way you go

    Cons

    There is stiff competition and work pressure can sometimes get to you.
    Managing a career is not so easy and there is not enough transparency. You can find out though if you talk to folks who have been around a long time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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