Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
3,654 Reviews
3.3
3,654 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 112 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 331 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 599 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 138 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Software Development Engineer - Intern

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

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

    Pros

    - worked with AWS EC2 Windows, great team
    - exciting environment that is looking to push the boundaries of what can and has been done
    - employees are extremely talented and excited about their work, makes it fun to be there. They're also fun, caring, enjoyable people
    - treat interns like employes
    - nice compensation
    - Great leadership principles

    Cons

    - housing was in a really nice hotel, but wasn't very functional for 3 months
    - the majority of my team had only been at Amazon roughly 2 years or less
    - full time benefits seem to be a little less than competing companies. Overall great though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward and innovate and simplify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard Work, Long Hours, Decent Salary, Good Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety

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

    Pros

    You are in control of your future. Opportunities are available at Amazon to anyone willing to work to move up in the company. The benefits are good. The salary is average-good. People are friendly. Atmosphere is friendly.

    Cons

    Expectations are intense. The days can easily be 10-12 hours long. There isn't a lot of notice given to exemplary work. You cannot expect rewards. Exceptional achievements are the expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest encouraging employees to maintain a better work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work good advancement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Pasco, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Pasco, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive
    Development focused
    Changes all the time

    Cons

    Cut throat
     they claim there are no sacred cows but you best not challenge that idea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication needed and focus more on promoting from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software engineering in amazon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern

    Pros

    Good environment, don't care about promotion, just internship

    Cons

    Long hours, can't commit codes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Internship Experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pathways Operations Manager in Hebron, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Pathways Operations Manager in Hebron, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership
    Fast Paced program for MBA Pathways
    Challenging and refreshing work
    Good Compensation

    Cons

    Locations can be a bit remote, other than that - Great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring good talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    QA Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Intern in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - QA Intern in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    -good compensation
    - good relocation process
    -cab facility
    - food facility

    Cons

    -review process
    - hierarchy
    - work-life balance
    - no clear requirements

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I liked it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Benefits, VCP, Opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Tier step pay system, cap out and have no more room for additional pay as a warehouse associate.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Agile, lacking work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about the product. Fast-paced and you feel like constantly contributing to product.

    Cons

    No enough planning for strategic growth. Work life balance suffers as "firefighters" are rewarded for heroic efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of change...management is a bit chaotic, but they try.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist in Coffeyville, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist in Coffeyville, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, bonuses, and time off are great! Wages are mediocre, but the bonuses and overtime go a long way. I get a lot of satisfaction from being able to develop creative projects and try them out in production.

    Cons

    Tasked with solving complex problems with very little budget and time. There tends to be a large degree of finger-pointing instead of learning and moving forward. It seems as though spying, tattling, chopping legs out from underneath co-workers, and crying "it's not fair", gets you ahead in this organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Strong culture, quick change, customer obsessed to the core

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Nothing comes before the customer, and you see that in every employee. People at Amazon are proud to work here and proud to share their experiences with others in the industry. Great benefits and stock options and discounts/perks (if you live in Seattle area). Atmosphere is very casual and comfortable. Endless opportunities if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Even if you can cut your day down to 9 or 10 hours in the office/warehouse, you will have a few hours of work once you get home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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