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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
3,836 Reviews
3.4
3,836 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
2,611 Ratings

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.  

    I love working there everyone is so nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Amazon because its fun to work then and you working with people that care about you and they pay good

    Cons

    Don't have any everything is easy for me there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing a good job keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV (US)

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

    Pros

    Focus on employee happiness, good starting wages, referral bonuses

    Cons

    Stressful work, back to back calls, hard to work around college schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    New Warehouse

    • 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

    Pros

    New warehouse, lots of good jobs, everyone seems to like it

    Cons

    Lower warehouse pay than other warehouses in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to compete with wages

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great employees, hard work

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

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

    Pros

    -Awesome People
    -Intense, rewarding work
    -When allowed to do real work, was interesting and varied

    Cons

    -Bad communication within teams
    -Leadership had some issues
    -Sometimes had to do "intern" jobs and tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cutting edge technology and a great environment to learn

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Massive amounts of data
    Autonomy
    Nice location

    Cons

    Outdated internal system
    Not enough connections with the open source community

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place

    • 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

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of opportunities. Good mobility and good on your resume.

    Cons

    Long hours and ok pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 10 people found this helpful  

    No reason to come to work here

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

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

    Pros

    If you negotiate well, they'll throw money at you to bring in you in. Cause their reputation is so bad no one wants to come here.
    You'll see how's being in pressure cooker and how to survive if you're amongst sharks ready to bite you every single day. People come to work with a mental sword and shield to survive everyday.
    Company is full of internationals so you'll get diversity, poor guys come here with the carrot of immigration support and then are exploited, hope the department of labor reads this. If they were no tied with visa 80% of internationals I know would have left yesterday.

    Cons

    Just search for Amazon work culture and read the first 10 links.
    The mantra in this company (at least in the Retail, Marketplace and AWS business) is to exploit resources as much as possible, crack whip and treat them like slaves, so either they learn the amazon way of throwing people under the bus and survive by managing up or just leave.
    People Managers are incentivized if they crack whip and get work done not by motivating. If you are type A, love playing the blame game and insensitive animal, perfect place for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are you building a company or an army of hitlers?
    Bezos needs to teach himself and all its middle managers L6 and above some humility and the real meaning of leadership. The problem is in the leadership principles-why dont we have "Treat people with respect", "Integrity", "Honesty" in the leadership principles? If you exploit vendors, employees why would they work hard for you and help you build a company worth staying.
    Hitler was also a leader and so was Gandhi. Mr. Bezos--What type of leadership are you promoting?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It's always the first day

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

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

    Pros

    The day is never boring, people are nice, managers are helpful. Your colleagues are like your family away from home. A lot can be learnt at Amazon, they train you with dedication and the trainers are all well certified and very knowledgeable. There is growth opportunities if you are doing well/really well.

    Cons

    Timings (Shifts if you are working outside US), You could miss your break times, clocks and timers are needed to remind the employees, that it's time for break.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very challenging, motivating and demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Accounts Manager in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - New Accounts Manager in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Competitive though meritocrat work environment. Fostered sound competition. Very open to new ideas and project, a lot of thins to do and improve. Amazing people, hiring the best.

    Cons

    Work-life balance inappropriate, little quality on the projects/results (quantity and bias for action are preferred)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Zero in to quality and big thinking (widen the overview, start working to make a true impact that lasts in time, rather than collecting the chips of the moment and bringing in easy reward just because you've been the firsts to get them).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An extremely challenging environment to work for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    You will get a chance to work with some of the best minds in the industry; A high-pressure environment where raising your bar is a constant ask all the time; Extremely customer focused;

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not so good; You will be expected to be on top of things round the clock.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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