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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
3,855 Reviews
3.4
3,855 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
2,621 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.  

    Best company for people who want to learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Best place for learning, strongly recommend to the people who wanted to learn design and implementation of system.

    Cons

    Before joining , many people suggested me that you will not have any life there. But i love to take challenge and according to me , if a person is happy with his work, then he can work for 8-10 hours a day passionately. So i strongly recommend to the people who are at there early stage and wanted to learn designing and building large systems. This is the place for them to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For some of the team interview process is not fast paced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazon FC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding compared to other industries. Plenty of time off is alotted with vacation, paid time off, and a four day work week.

    Cons

    Its hard to move up if management doesn't like youl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the associates like people, platinum rule.

  3. 11 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
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  5.  

    Great technology and internal tools

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

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

    Pros

    Working as a system engineer I enjoy freedom of choice of the tools for the projects. The peers are very smart and helpful. All the decisions are pretty quick and reasonable.

    Cons

    none so far. none so far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic and one-of-a-kind company

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong, company culture with good, solid, clear and understandable business objectives and important company-wide core values
    Great opportunity to learn in and grow as well as mentor others in a fast paced high scale business with a diversity of opportunistic areas to key your interest. Great if you want to experience working on really large systems. Competitive benefits. Opportunity to work with a lot of highly talented, intelligent people. Great place to be an SDE or SE.

    Cons

    Some parts of the company have high operational burden and many aspects of operations appear to be very decentralized with individual teams and team members building or developing their own solutions to operational problems. Also, with scale comes complexity and bigger initiatives can feel very 'heavy' and awkward to power through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/life balance impacts can always be improved. Operations can be more centralized and streamlined. Projects can feel 'under fire' with program priorities may seem to shift with sub-optimal notice on an apparent dime.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Operations Manger

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Extensive on-boarding process, so those that you work with are top notch. You are given the autonomy to drive change and impact processes.

    Cons

    Long work days (average 12 - 13 hours per day. O.T. is called frequently adding additional work days and poor work/life balance. Can be moved to over night shifts if that's what Sr. Leadership decides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with associates schedules to provide better work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cool place to be employed

    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Center just launched, everyone's been great to work with, nice tips and advice on how to move up

    Cons

    Long hours if you do OT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You need to work hard. You get to learn a lot from people around you.

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get to work on code which goes to production
    Good projects

    Cons

    Need to work harder than in other companies
    No perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSA in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - CSA in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great and amazing place to be at

    Cons

    TOO Good to have any contraints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love working there everyone is so nice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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