Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
3,564 Reviews

3.3
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    TRMS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Get a lot of exposure to owning the entire solution.

    Cons

    Too much pressure while working

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 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 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 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
  6.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  7.  

    active workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good going but keep the strategies less competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interview

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good prospects for the new guys

    Cons

    DOnt know prospects for the long term

    Recommends
  9.  

    Awesomeness

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Lot 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people and respect their personal lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Associate-customer service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

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

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on altering the existing Response rate method, do not torture the employees .

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