Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,796 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 2,796 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Taxing on your mind

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Prosgood pay, informal cool work culture

Consno work life balance, not employee centric

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active workplace

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsAwesome place to be but sometimes gets too competitive.
There are many teams with great work. All Talented people.

ConsToo hectic work. Pressure from manager many a times. Needs to freshen up the workplace environment from time to time.

Advice to Senior Managementgood going but keep the strategies less competitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interview

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Bangalore

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

ProsGood prospects for the new guys

ConsDOnt know prospects for the long term

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company has a drive for excellence but lacks proper means to excel.

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Smart people around , so very competitive environment.
- Instills values which they call "Leadership Principles" there are 14 of them and they try to hinge the company on those principles and those principles if adhered to focuses most on Customer-centricity and satisfaction , hence the company will keep doing well.
- They make you feel special and instills a sense of pride for working in amazon.
- Last but not the least very flexible process of migrating to US. Entry in Amazon for a good candidate is nowadays equivalent to visa to US with an excellent on-board compensation.

Cons- Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel.
- Worse is , the management thinks, its great to overwork people because they should be obsessed with their work just like scientists. Their tagline for employees is "Work hard, Have fun( by working hard) , Make history (by screwing your life)".
- Takes pride in scaring people of throwing them away of job and in return make them work hard.
- Wants innovation but that should come as an additional achievement. There is not much lee-way given the employee to do innovation like time,resource , encouragement etc...
- Last but not the least , they will try to take advantage of a candidate who is less demanding in compensation when joining. Once the employee realizes that he is paid less then peers , the employee will have live with and will never be able to catch up.

Advice to Senior ManagementIts the employees who are make a knowledge-base company unlike brick and mortar company. The real assets are its employees. Hence, try to understand why turn-over ratio of Amazon is so high and address that. Unless you do that you will always play a catch-up game with Google , Apple etc..and will never be able to reach the revenue and profit levels of those companies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Awesomeness

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Proseverything seeems to be perfect. Not much idea about it. Please check other posts for reference =P =P

Consway of interviewing is tough.. need to be made atleast li'l easy

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

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Associate-customer service

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I worked at Amazon.com

ProsGood work place to work hard have fun and make history, friendly work stations

Consthe performance metrics followed here is strictly unappreciable, the managers and senior managers get on neck of associates to reach the target Response rate from the customers. Giving service to your customers is a good thing but, targetting and pressurizing your associates for the customer dissatisfaction is a Bad thing.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on altering the existing Response rate method, do not torture the employees .

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a Customer Obsessive Company, not at all an employee satisfying one

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Pros- Good exposure for freshers and new joinees

Cons- Too much power in managers hand, bureaucracy in many teams
- Too much Ops work

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

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Crazy place that has no value for your personal life and thinks they have bought you with well paid salaries

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsLot of learning for a short period. When you work with smart people and do twice as many projects as you would in the same time in other companies, you will of course learn a lot more.

ConsYou lose some years of your life with the hectic work life. There is no time for family. It is expected that everyone forgets family life and work their * off.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like people and respect their personal lives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Average experience

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Banga

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

ProsOne gets to see lot of scalability issues & how to deal with that
Amazon has huge catalog so one get to deal with bug data

ConsMost of the work is to maintain the current services

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a balance (new development & maintaing developed code) in the work given to developer.

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