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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
4,163 Reviews
3.4
4,163 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.  

    I am very happy to be working for the biggest online retailer in the world.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Very fast paced environment.
    Lots of challenges to meet.
    Great management team.

    Cons

    If you start out at the bottom, you've got to do a lot of work to make yourself known. With so many co-workers also wanting to move up the ladder you've got lots of competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Peaceful workplace, great people and descent pay.

    Cons

    More hours needed to create a descent pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    An awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom given for you to learn more and improve in the company.
    Awesome work culture.
    Decent benefits.

    Cons

    The growth is pretty slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management does not know what is happening in the lower level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Somewhat hostile environment

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator (Contractor) in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator (Contractor) in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, fast-paced work that makes every day go by very quickly. High energy staff that creates a buzz

    Cons

    Competitive, cut throat environment that makes you live in fear of making a mistake. Back-stabbing co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture employees and their professional career growth rather than make every mistake seem huge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to learn and get experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Many different areas to learn and experience.

    Cons

    Turn over rate is too high. People are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Amazon is cool

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    Current Employee - Seller Support in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Seller Support in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good wages, fun teams, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    My site gets micro-managed like crazy. This depends on site and managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I have learned a lot while having fun.

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    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Moreno Valley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Moreno Valley, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. You meet a lot of people. There is always something to do or learn. There are plenty of shift days/times. You will definitely get some type of workout.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is difficult to find parking. The break rooms are overcrowded at times. Having to go through metal detectors can be a hassle at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue making it a fun place to work at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    FA Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good pay, awesome team of mostly former bankers or ex-big4

    Cons

    no life if you don't move fast enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Each team in Amazon is different, but I'd say I got a pretty great team!

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    -Amazon reviews the code that is submitted to production, so you have an opportunity to grow as a developer.
    -My work environment is very conducive to collaboration and constant feedback
    -I can write code that is handling Amazon.com production traffic within a week or two. I feel like what I'm doing is actually useful.
    -My team has a very high standard for unit tests and other testing strategies, which in turn help you write better code.
    -Very flexible work hours. You can come in at 6 and leave at 2 or you can come in at 11 and leave at 7. You can work extra on some days to get an hour or two off on other days. Basically get your work done is the only standard, which makes me a lot more likely to work well.
    -My team has a large diversity - five nationalities, both genders.
    -Cereal for our floor is a plus!

    Cons

    -Being on call. I'm part of a pretty central service to amazon, so being on call usually means getting paged for a decently high severity problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It hasn't become an issue yet, but there are three reasons I could see myself leaving the company for:
    -Little support for women having and raising children
    -No sponsored opportunities to go back to school. If I want to go back to school, I'll quit and then see who will hire me for my new skillset, rather than Amazon being guaranteed my work.
    -My team does not have a level at which you are no longer primary on-call. SDE III's and people who have been there for 7 years are still being woken up at 3 in the morning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect if you don't have a life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, international exposure, smart people

    Cons

    Work overtime everyday (50/week, 55/week in peak), no work and life balance, had to work on Saturday to finish some stuff, very politic company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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