Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
3,561 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best job out there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Decent Experience with both Pros and Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Great Place to work. Has an awesome work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture, no ego problems

    Cons

    Promotions and appraisals are very stingy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    it was good .

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    complete ownership, work culture is good

    Cons

    more operational work. Much depends on your team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A great company to learn corporate world

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    • 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 for 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learn at the cost of your life

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot within a very short time span. Every employee is considered as a leader. Smart co-workers, awesome technologies and much more

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance. There are lot of politics involved behind the scenes. You have to take care of your life otherwise the company just use yourself. Beware!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do think that employees have life too. You are losing smart & hard working employees at a faster rate and this is not good for the company.

    SDET is a development role, you expect us to write strong code and have absolute development skills. But managers are simply making SDET's to do manual QA, product releases for a very long time. Managers should understand this and should put right people in right roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    good working environment, healthy management

    Cons

    no motivation, only punishments, very late growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please motivate the hardworking people with promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Development is quick if you are motivated

    Cons

    Hectic shift timings, uncomfortable cab services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More friendly and humane approach towards employees will do wonders for the company.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    a fun place to work

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

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    fun,good values,good peers,nice office,salary nice

    Cons

    slow growth,sometimes too much work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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