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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
3,865 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 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great atmosphere and friendly people

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  2.  

    tam

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Account Management in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Account Management in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    nice friendly environment, like there food meal coupons that they dont deduct from your salary but cannot encash

    Cons

    shifts keeping changing all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, a great internship

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the teamwork aspect of the work. Manager was very helpful. Weekly meetings with manager were very helpful and provided mentorship. Generally a good work/life balance. It gives a real-life work experience (without all the 'recruiting' perks) and sets realistic expectations up front. I felt the work was meaningful and helped develop transferrable skills.

    Cons

    Very little intern structure and feedback. The review process could use some work. There is a vague recommendation to set internship goals, but very little is done to follow up on goal achievement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is lower than would be expected for full-time interns. Consider finance relocation assistance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great opportunity as a student to grow professionally.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Amazon Student On-Campus Brand Ambassador in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Amazon Student On-Campus Brand Ambassador in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Being an on-campus brand ambassador for Amazon Student pushed me out of my comfort zone to engage with the campus in a way I haven't before.

    Cons

    Not too much guidance or mentorship provided once you get started. I wish there was further mentorship along the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 9 people found this helpful  

    Its hard, but worth it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Herndon, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    I can only speak to AWS rather than Amazon as a whole. And one's experience at a company is at least 50% determined by the quality of their direct manager. So YMMV, but in my experience you will become better at whatever you do.

    Amazon Web Services is a hard place to work and is not for everyone. But it does have massive opportunities for those who want to grow. We do work hard. If you want a strict 9:00-5:00 job that doesn’t involve being oncall then AWS is not the place for you. But if you are an engineer (or manager) who wants to grow; wants to know how to code and own a system handling a significant percent of the world’s internet traffic; and work in an environment where you are surrounded by incredibly smart people who will challenge you beyond what you thought you were capable of, then you should be interviewing at AWS.

    Cons

    Its hard. You will work hard. You will no longer be the smartest person in the room. If you don't learn how to self-pace and say 'no' when necessary you will burn out rapidly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    November 2014

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Interesting projects
    - Startup atmosphere
    - Fun environment
    - Cool culture

    Cons

    - Small desks
    - A tad too many meetings on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Great work plave

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    • 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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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

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