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Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
1,090 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 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots to learn, be ready to work hard and a lot. But you will LEARN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people!
    Some teams are good at work/homelife balance. It's up to you to try to find one that values that.
    Always opportunity for challenging yourself on new projects and ways to advance your skills.
    Great vacation/PTO time if you are willing to take it

    Cons

    Compensation over time. Pay increases are small and performance based. Very hard to get valuable increases to support the cost of living increase in Seatte
    Long hours at times and no understanding from those who have no problem being plugged in 24/7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put in strategic clear guidelines for employees to grow their skills. It's important for us to learn ourselves but guidance and structure here would be helpful. Value your employees. Many feel as though they are just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but could be better

    • 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

    Pros

    Employees generally work together at times, benefits are good, company values are good

    Cons

    Promotions are slow if you are non-production, leadership can be difficult at times, sometimes the culture isn't followed by leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the principles more, and treat employees like people instead of numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Media Assistant

    • 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

    Pros

    Team oriented and looks to have you updated on most recent media facts/ information to benefit company

    Cons

    Spent more time discussing position then letting potential candidate answer questions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I learned a lot from training new associates and improved processes in every department at amazon

    Current Employee - Trainner in Tracy, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Trainner in Tracy, CA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    New challenges and new faces all time

    Cons

    long hours, constantly moving to different department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to employees and learn about them and find out what causes them to have down time and other issues on the job this would help resolve conflict on the job

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, frenetic environment. Customer comes first. Employees last.

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects and smart driven people can make it fun when things are going well and management is aligned. Good amount of flexibility and opportunity if you are ready to take it on, but you have to be self motivated.

    Cons

    Lots of executive driven churn so you need to be ready for lots of change. Don't expect lots of perks.
    Growth path in the higher levels is very limited. Extremely competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better long term plan for employee growth and ditch the stack ranking like Microsoft finally did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    you get paid every two weeks with chances for overtime and work a four on three off schedule, also you get a lunch break and two regular breaks

    Cons

    doing the same thing over and over and over and over and over again. to much repetition of tasks makes work boring and you not want to go in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change things up, let people do different things. Also focus on talent managemtn and work on promoting those within the company instead of getting all outside managers when hiring

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, unclear projects, unclear goals, good pay, little advice.

    • 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

    Pros

    Pays well for an undergraduate intern. 6k per month plus housing. I was in a hotel. Lots of people I knew loved it. Totally depends on your team. Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    again this all depends on your team. My experience was long hours with less than clear goals. I was given an absurdly difficult assignment. This was later cut down but only after I wasted 3 weeks trying to solve it. (Significant portion of 12 week internship). The assignment was not possible with the code base I was working with. I got off the project only after I showed my manager that it would require a total refactoring (think 5 people working for 6 months) to get it working.

    The assignment I was given to replace the previous one was vague. It was boring. I did it but I hated it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Huge difference in quality of internships. Some sort of way to keep these balanced would be great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazon is an wonderful place to work, grow and learn. Awesome work culture, interesting task popping up everyday.

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging , Pressure free, Hazel free work culture.Feeds your thrust for knowledge

    Cons

    Extended work timings, career growth rate is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a faster career growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fast-paced DevOps, Darwinian environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II

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

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people you'll ever work with. Very collaborative environment and everyone wants you to do well. You will always know where you stand, as all your co-workers and managers are required to enter data about you into the HR system all year. That's a little creepy, but it's better than not knowing what people really think of you. People are very respectful of each other's time and space, are incredibly hard-working and mature.

    Cons

    Not much down time and you don't feel like you can be honest about being off your game now and then. People work steadily from 9:30am until about 7pm. First impressions matter and managers maintain close scrutiny of whatever you do and what is said about you. Parking for newbies is a mile off campus because of a dispute with the landlord and you must add another 16 minutes for shuttling to and from the parking lot on either side of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developers want to write code and don't want to spend half their time performing operational tasks. Too many outages result from lack of communication between groups that rely on automation to solve everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Provide onsite medical care for all warehouse associates.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Campbellsvlle, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Campbellsvlle, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Office setting. Very low stress environment.

    Cons

    Low pay. No adrenalin rush.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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