Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
3,666 Reviews
3.3
3,666 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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    corporate without all the baggage corporate

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

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

    Pros

    - fast growing tech company
    - work with really smart, forward-thinking people
    - learned quite a bit
    - paid well for an intern

    Cons

    - amazon is huge, it's easy to get overwhelmed
    - not very friendly
    - long hours (this depends on your team/dept.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement from senior management to connect with new employees.

    Bring back the ping pong table!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Logistics - Staffing and Product

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Incredible use of technology to monitor by the hour productivity and product movement! New attentions to Ergonomics and Automation definite steps forward for a globally competitive company.

    Cons

    Personal growth is limited, overall results and rewards are numbers based instead people performance based. Training is fantastic, job shadowing and competency in each position overseeing before management. Change management systems slow to implement best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise regular reviews of power hungry middle management - $ is not the motivator so would be good to keep a careful eye on them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Development Engineer - Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  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  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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
  10.  

    Strong culture, quick change, customer obsessed to the core

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    • 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
  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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