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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
3,842 Reviews
3.4
3,842 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 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.  

    Amazon FC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding compared to other industries. Plenty of time off is alotted with vacation, paid time off, and a four day work week.

    Cons

    Its hard to move up if management doesn't like youl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the associates like people, platinum rule.

  2.  

    Great work plave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    Lack of communication amongst all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Smart people around you and you have a lot of chance to learn and network with MBA

    Cons

    Long hours that result to so many work that you need to deep dive and figure thing out by yourself

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    Area Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    You work with some of the smartest minds, that can teach you a lost about operations.

    Cons

    you can work with one of the smartest minds, that have no clue how to interact with people. They talk about have a backbone but you are expected to just toe the line and not complain about things. things change rapidly with little to no communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start hiring managers because they are good for the company as a whole not because they went to MIT. some of the worst managers I have come across at amazon have been form MIT, UPENN, BOOTH because they hire anyone from those schools with no real interview process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lot to learn and exceptional teams to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of new learnings
    Some of the industry best engineers
    Web scale

    Cons

    Work load depending on team

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Weekend day shift compentation

    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Ruskin, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Ruskin, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    So far so good. Amazon in Ruskin, FL is a new concept compared to others.

    Cons

    Night shift pay rate is $1.00 more and hour if working nights and weekends and day shift gets nothing. I feel this is unfair because day shift is giving up their weekends also. We should get .50 more. I work Friday to Monday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does Amazon pay weekend differential during day shift in any other facility?

    Recommends
  8.  

    Cool place to be employed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com part-time

    Pros

    Center just launched, everyone's been great to work with, nice tips and advice on how to move up

    Cons

    Long hours if you do OT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great technology and internal tools

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working as a system engineer I enjoy freedom of choice of the tools for the projects. The peers are very smart and helpful. All the decisions are pretty quick and reasonable.

    Cons

    none so far. none so far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Growing fast, but not employee-friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    Best company for people who want to learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Best place for learning, strongly recommend to the people who wanted to learn design and implementation of system.

    Cons

    Before joining , many people suggested me that you will not have any life there. But i love to take challenge and according to me , if a person is happy with his work, then he can work for 8-10 hours a day passionately. So i strongly recommend to the people who are at there early stage and wanted to learn designing and building large systems. This is the place for them to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For some of the team interview process is not fast paced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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