Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
3,666 Reviews
3.3
3,666 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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  1.  

    Amazon gave me my first exposure to working in a truly global MNC with almost all my team based out of Seattle.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    1. Compensation - Amazon pays you adequately
    2. Brand Value - Amazon alumni are going places
    3. Smart people - You are working with some of the brightest.

    Cons

    1. Work-life balance is not proportional to the pay.
    2. Some of the senior management do not recognize your value and consequently the higher attrition rates
    3. High customer satisfaction but low employee satisfaction
    4. Does not have the perks that are there in some of the other tech companies like Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the high hiring bar.
    Please do work towards employee satisfaction and retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazon

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    nice place to work and enjoy

    Cons

    no work life balance;bad shifts,no proper week offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the employee needs as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A good place to work

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

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    No major restrictions in working environment

    Cons

    Long term growth of the employee is nil

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  5.  

    Good place for interns!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Fun working place.
    Mobility in the organization is high

    Cons

    Work can get tedious sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best job out there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist - I in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist - I in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good relaxed environment;
    Well laid out HR policies;

    Cons

    Employees are treated as resources;
    Low Compensations;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Experience with both Pros and Cons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Agressive go getter work culture. Good growth oppurtunties. Good Brand name to be associatd with

    Cons

    Bad Work life balance and pace and profiles are restrictive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work. Has an awesome work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, no ego problems

    Cons

    Promotions and appraisals are very stingy

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

    Strong company values and work ethics under challenge by Inept 'Indian' Senior Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Flexible in terms of the kind of work you want to do, team change , work timings etc
    Leadership principles are great. If you really follow them , you tend to really improve overall
    Ownership, accountability and responsibility is huge but it actually gives you a 'proud' or a 'wow' moment.
    You are trusted and given all necessary freedom to demonstrate your skills.

    Cons

    Senior Management. Almost all are very political and do not have any vision.
    You have to learn the art of buttering and being hypocrite to succeed or even 'survive'
    Work life balance is pathetic
    Personal commitments are not respected
    If you choose to be in this company, chances are high that you will become extremely money minded , will learn politics and several other bad practices
    Though the bar is high while recruiting, company does not respect people/employees. They are just treated like robots
    Slow career progression . Senior management are all busy in their own career progression. They even over-hire and construct an army of people to push themselves up to the next level. More commonly seen in India of course!
    Management and even some peers are ill-mannered and harsh in their communication. They probably need to learn professionalism, specially the ones who are long term Amazonians.

    Worst of all- Couple of India centric teams in Bangalore run the company as if it's their family business. Not that they care for the product so much but they tend to hire misfit 'Family members' into the team and place them at senior positions , which is often demotivating and unethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably, Amazon needs to micro manage a little more - specially the senior management in India. They are ruining the culture and the brand name. It is only the strong policies that are still holding it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it was good .

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

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

    Pros

    complete ownership, work culture is good

    Cons

    more operational work. Much depends on your team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A great company to learn corporate world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    A place where you can build your career at very prior stage. Good to have on your CV, New products new opportunities, new ideas. management team is good to work with.

    Cons

    No learning series are provided. Hard to get promotions until you work your day and nights and scarify your personal life. Get harder and harder after you joined. Political influence on you performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly work for employees too as you consider customers, employees are valuable too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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