Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
3,697 Reviews
3.3
3,697 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 336 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 605 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 139 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Growing with Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - People Manager in Iaşi (Romania)
    Current Employee - People Manager in Iaşi (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Working for Amazon really allows you to get in touch with smart people, interesting technology, and for a beginner in people management, like me, helps you grow a lot.

    Cons

    Although challenging, pretty difficult to continuously raise the bar for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reaching very challenging objectives s nevertheless, through people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Managers

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is a definite pro. Amazon encourages managers to test and implement new ideas and to think big.

    Cons

    The hours are long. On average managers are putting 12-14 hour days and even when they are off, they are checking email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the power of when and if a manager can move facilities from the Facility GMs and centralize it with the Regional manager. This will provide the managers the ability to move buildings within the region and greatly increase retention among the managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Dynamic and challenging work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Each team is run like a startup. Team gets to decide what technologies can be used, how to design and build their systems.

    Cons

    Oncall can be taxing
    Workplace needs serious improvements. Office spaces are crowded, parking is extremely problematic and no real perks working in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being frugal principle often gets extended too much. Be realistic and evaluate your policies from becoming frupid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Work atmospehere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seller Support Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Seller Support Associate in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Best salary for freshers. Happy workplace.

    Cons

    Monotony and nothing much to think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to being a career. Growth can be slow.

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of breadth, can get good work, peers are smart.

    Cons

    compensation is not at par, very top down, promotions can take a while

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employees can be put at par to customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This company has provided opportunities that other companies have failed to deliver.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    One can learn new skills and develop an incredible work ethic in the process.

    Cons

    One must be physically fit to perform in Amazon, or rather, be able to manage long shifts in order to get job tasks done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to how employees work and interact with others instead only when you have need of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company. Well ran.

    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Shepherdsville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Shepherdsville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They value their customers and employees.

    Cons

    These positions require you to work at least ten hours a day.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software engineering in amazon

    • 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 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work good advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11.  

    Best company I've ever worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    You are rewarded for doing a good job. But prepare disappointed if you expect to be praised for mediocrity.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't too competitive but the stock is where the real money is.

    Internal tech is slow moving causing constant room for improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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