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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
4,128 Reviews
3.4
4,128 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.  

    Great learning

    • 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

    Good perks, ownership, nice problems to solve, exposure, permanent relocation to US

    Cons

    Stressful, high expectations, tight time lines, stress, stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    good company

    • 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

    Pros

    lot of opportunities. Mostly you will code from scratch!

    Cons

    on call and lot of work! no work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    You will love it or hate it

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    If you can get things done, this is the place to be. No one will stop you to try new things. Moving to different teams are encouraged a lot. Great opportunity to transfer to Amazon international offices permanently.
    Very intelligent set of people to work with.
    You will get to really own deliveries in your capacity.

    Cons

    After you join, hikes are not great. Promotions are only for the very best. You can end up spending considerable amount of time in your current job level.
    No focus on employee satisfaction apart from compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on Employee satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    An Outstanding star of your resume

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

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

    Pros

    Streamlined Retail Catalog Tasks @ work
    High exposure for your skills
    Free and Flexible Working Environment

    Cons

    Little or no perks until managerial level
    Catalog Tasks too monotonous and mundane after one year itself
    Indian work culture influencing the free and flexible work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers' connection with associates should be properly and timely reviewed;
    Increment should be according to efficiency and not fixed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    my experience

    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    it s a very good company

    Cons

    long tym work,no cab for my pace,no accomodation

  7.  

    Senior Catalogue Associate

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

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

    Pros

    - Not so bossy environment
    - Compensation benefits
    - Work culture
    - Shift timings
    - Good Transport facilty
    - Awesome ppl
    - Quarterly outings and yearly bash

    Cons

    - On-site? What the heck is it?
    - Fast growth? Nah..you are in 'cheap labour' plan of ours.
    - Work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like recruitment process, negotiation process needs a sensible panel. REVAMP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Instock management

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

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

    Pros

    Sharp learning curve, awesome colleagues, path breaking projects, tremendous exposure, adds a lot of value to the cv

    Cons

    Management is inflexible on goals, things are seen as black and white despite everyone knowing the business blockers, managers are political, very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to retain your talent by being reasonable, and stop threatening to fire all the time

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dynamic work atmosphere, excellent learning

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at if you are looking at rapidly improving your knowledge base. Very fast paced and dynamic work environment which keeps you on your toes all the time and ensures you deliver. Most of them on the business side are extremely intelligent and grounded people who are quite approachable and humble.

    Cons

    Lot of politics in some teams- but this is the case with most of the companies. Compensation is good but increments are rather meager during appraisal.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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