Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
3,726 Reviews
3.3
3,726 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 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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    Managers

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is a definite pro. Amazon encourages managers to test and implement new ideas and to think big.

    Cons

    The hours are long. On average managers are putting 12-14 hour days and even when they are off, they are checking email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the power of when and if a manager can move facilities from the Facility GMs and centralize it with the Regional manager. This will provide the managers the ability to move buildings within the region and greatly increase retention among the managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dynamic and challenging work

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

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

    Pros

    Each team is run like a startup. Team gets to decide what technologies can be used, how to design and build their systems.

    Cons

    Oncall can be taxing
    Workplace needs serious improvements. Office spaces are crowded, parking is extremely problematic and no real perks working in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being frugal principle often gets extended too much. Be realistic and evaluate your policies from becoming frupid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best Work atmospehere

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

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

    Pros

    Best salary for freshers. Happy workplace.

    Cons

    Monotony and nothing much to think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    This company has provided opportunities that other companies have failed to deliver.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    One can learn new skills and develop an incredible work ethic in the process.

    Cons

    One must be physically fit to perform in Amazon, or rather, be able to manage long shifts in order to get job tasks done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to how employees work and interact with others instead only when you have need of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive sde intern experience at amazon

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    strong teamwork, great coworkers who are excited about their product, friendly environment, food trucks serve good food

    Cons

    Frugality negatively impacts company culture at times. Too much focus on frugality.

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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