Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
3,658 Reviews
3.3
3,658 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 112 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 331 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 599 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 138 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good enviroment and great organization, professionalism

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy)
    Former Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy)

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

    Pros

    The place is very comfortable and the training as the effective work is very good. The wage is good.

    Cons

    Fixed term contract for almost everyone. 1 to 3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the real enthusiasm of the new applicant, pay attention to the specific social fabric of the sud sardinia and value the real skills of the potential agents and not only the availability of the people to work without reasonable notice. It happened to me!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Very positive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    leadership principles are fully valued in org.

    Cons

    good experience overall...nothing to specific to call out.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Quality Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Content Quality Associate in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Shift Timings.... Company is Employee support Oriented... They give preference to Employees concern also if it is really valuable they will implement...

    Cons

    No Cons at all since they give respect to Employee Concern...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work for people who like to focus on the customer, build things and innovate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture and acceptance of all kinds of people as long as they can get the job done

    Cons

    Time goes by so fast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you want a challenge and aren't afraid to work...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    In my previous work I often felt like I would walk into a meeting, look around the table, and not feel intellectually challenged. Absolutely not the case at Amazon! I love that I am constantly being challenged to tackle big, difficult business questions and that I always have a seat at the table to provide input on big decisions - despite my relatively junior level. If you get your work done, managers are very flexible on vacation - except around Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Amazon's Leadership Principles are gospel around here and leadership walks the walk around them. Decisions are made in an objective, data-driven way so there's little reason to play politics. No idea is too far outside the box.

    Cons

    Since the business is growing so fast, teams are rarely fully staffed. As a result you are often wearing 2,3,4 different hats. I'm also not crazy about how fast people move between jobs. It seems like 18-months is increasingly the norm whereas I think 2-2.5 years would be a much better cadence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the fly-wheel, stay away from knee-jerk responses to problems, and keep honoring our Leadership Principles. Dedicate 30-minutes a week to meeting with team members at more junior levels to get the real scoop on the challenges we face. Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits, fair wage

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Provides great benefits, fair wage, and facilitates a work-life balance.

    Cons

    As a commerce company, expect to work overtime during the last quarter of the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is great at letting you work the best way you can. Hours range from coming in at 7am - 11am and from going home from 4pm to 8pm. Washington is a great place to live.

    Cons

    Amazon can be very busy at times and you may be asked to work late or on weekends. Also being on call sucks and there is a constant on call rotation in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more social events between the busy seasons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engaging, High Impact Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Ownership of projects
    - Collaborative environment
    - Very decent compensation
    - Flexible hours that depend more on getting the work done
    - Superiors and management is very receptive to feedback

    Cons

    - Engaging co-workers from other departments to collaborate can get tricky
    - Many new employees cannot wrap their head around how work gets done at Amazon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CATALOG Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - CATALOG Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Cab facility for all departments at all levels
    -Very much concerned about employees
    -Good management at all levels
    -Work hard, have fun, make history-apt tagline
    -Recognition of hard work
    -Many leaves
    -Good HR policies
    -Lot of opportunities for internal movement.
    -Appraisal system is okay. Neither too good nor too bad
    -Work life balance is too good.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to write about. But recruitment process is little slow(same like every other mnc). You will have to wait very long to get the interview result and offer letter in hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing awesome. Keep up the god work. Many ecommerce companies are trying to beat you. But as a matter of fact, nothing can beat amazon.

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

    Hard work but good pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Robbinsville, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Robbinsville, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, 3 days off when not on mandatory overtime.

    Cons

    Long days, hard work, standing and walking for 10 hours hard on back and feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside of the number ie rate and quality percentages and see your employees as human. Try not to go straight for the write ups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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