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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 3,267 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,280 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will learn a lot while working at Amazon that will be useful for the rest of your career(in 98 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here(in 302 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel(in 535 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company(in 123 reviews)

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

    Quality Assurance Engineer II (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsFlexible 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.

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementProbably, 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it was good .

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Proscomplete ownership, work culture is good

    Consmore operational work. Much depends on your team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company to learn corporate world

    Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsA 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.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementKindly work for employees too as you consider customers, employees are valuable too.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not bad

    Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosgood working environment, healthy management

    Consno motivation, only punishments, very late growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease motivate the hardworking people with promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learn at the cost of your life

    Software Development Engineer In Test I (Current Employee) Chennai

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

    ConsTerrible 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 Senior ManagementDo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDevelopment is quick if you are motivated

    ConsHectic shift timings, uncomfortable cab services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore friendly and humane approach towards employees will do wonders for the company.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    a fun place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfun,good values,good peers,nice office,salary nice

    Consslow growth,sometimes too much work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    TRMS

    Trms (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosthe atmosphere was nice. I just appeared for the interview

    Consthe procedure is a headache ... a real pain... 7 rounds of interview to tire u down

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Manual Testing with Kindle devices

    Device Associate (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsPeople are so good to work with. The environment makes you feel like you are at home. Work is pretty easy. Managers are friendly.

    ConsIt is too tough to climb up the ladder. You should work for a very long time for a stabilized career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan have different bars for entry. The current system seems like anyone can get into any job in the organisation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Taxing on your mind

    Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGet a lot of exposure to owning the entire solution.

    ConsToo much pressure while working

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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