Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
3,692 Reviews
3.3
3,692 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 336 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 605 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 139 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learn at the cost of your life

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    • 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 (more than an 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    a fun place to work

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    • 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
  7.  

    Manual Testing with Kindle devices

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    TRMS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trms in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Trms in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    the atmosphere was nice. I just appeared for the interview

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Taxing on your mind

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

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

    Pros

    Get a lot of exposure to owning the entire solution.

    Cons

    Too much pressure while working

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    Its 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    ok

    • 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 pay, informal cool work culture

    Cons

    no work life balance, not employee centric

    Approves of CEO

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