Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
3,697 Reviews
3.3
3,697 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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.  

    Strong culture, quick change, customer obsessed to the core

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    QA Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Software Development Engineer - Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
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  5.  

    Good for new grad, but need to improve

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

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

    Pros

    A good place to work hard.

    Cons

    No one cares your life and no one will stop you from burning yourself with extra works. You have to learn how to stop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for fun project

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The projects here are interesting.

    Cons

    The benefits is not exciting.

  7.  

    corporate without all the baggage corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Logistics - Staffing and Product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Hard Work, Long Hours, Decent Salary, Good Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety

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

    Pros

    You are in control of your future. Opportunities are available at Amazon to anyone willing to work to move up in the company. The benefits are good. The salary is average-good. People are friendly. Atmosphere is friendly.

    Cons

    Expectations are intense. The days can easily be 10-12 hours long. There isn't a lot of notice given to exemplary work. You cannot expect rewards. Exceptional achievements are the expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest encouraging employees to maintain a better work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great Internship Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pathways Operations Manager in Hebron, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Pathways Operations Manager in Hebron, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership
    Fast Paced program for MBA Pathways
    Challenging and refreshing work
    Good Compensation

    Cons

    Locations can be a bit remote, other than that - Great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring good talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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