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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.3 3,302 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,299 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good company expect some of the worst managers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood employee policies, good transport facility , more learning opportunities.

    ConsMore manager level politics and lack of team work and employee communications in the org.,

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should be look on employees future at least while there politics...

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

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    Catalog lead

    Catalog Lead (Former Employee) Chennai

    ProsSpace for innovation and learning . The nature of works keeps on changing and aswell the duties which makes one alert and tuned. Never gets boring! And casuals to work is kinda cool !

    ConsManagement pressure and lack of transparency
    By the management. Bad perfromance appraisal structures.They bother only about the outcome , not much of encouragement for process improvement ideas .

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt will be better if they are transparent and fix clear targets .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    management only concerned about numbers, no work-life balance

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosfast paced env
    good collegues
    challenging problems

    Consmanagement only concerned about numbers
    no work-life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementcome up with employee - friendly policies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazon would be a great company to work for without cheap politics at work

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    Pros-Good pay
    -Smart people to work with

    Cons-Bad management with too many politics
    -highly difficult to move up the ladder in India unless you are able to lick your bosses ass,
    -Hopeless HR. HR and the manager together prevent people from switching teams( though the Amazon culture encourages one to gain diversified experience)
    -cheap behavior towards females by some in the senior management level

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed feelings

    Support Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsLot to learn. Great culture and startup like work environment along with benefits of a big company.

    ConsToo hectic and unrealistic expectations. Life will be stressful at times. In fact, I started gaining weight and losing hair after joining Amazon! Initiatives are mostly driven by business needs. Compromises are made at technical values to cater business needs. Work Hard, Harder and probably make history if you are lucky. No fun!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't rush on things. Let's take things slowly and steadily.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Amazon CS-HYD: Amazing place now turned into a high pressure environment

    CSA (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosfriendly people, fun place to work.

    ConsHas been invaded by Indian Institute of Management (mafias, lol ) and now everyone is forced to work on projects or initiatives to even survive.

     No room for feedback, (even if you are asked, it's not heared or they just brush it aside) just do your thing( what is said) and go home - you have to be a superman to even keep up,

    People hired from IIM drones have hijacked the place and the HR team is in cahoots with them.

    Your NRR metric is an all time flop! Trust me this has left many people in Amazon to think serious about the management( Thank god!, I left the job)

    Policies are interpreted favorably towards management (sorry,'leadership') teams only, and the associates and leads are left holding the bag.

    the IIM mafias have a serious disconnect with the reality of their job -Senior managers management and are happy in their world of projects, numbers, spreadsheets and colourful graphs.

    It is now a race to show the world what you're up to without having to bother about results - just make sure your boss likes you and they'll balance the 'leadership principles' and tenets to cook stuff to make you look good.

    Expecting fairness in your review is a joke!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop hiring from the IIMs and major B-schools. They will do nothing good!

    Focus on employee satisfaction, fair treatment and equality.

    Focus on making your leads and managers feel empowered and please give your employees the right to decide how aggressive they want to be in their careers - its okay to want to focus on family and home and not work like you want a promotion every year - you're burning us out.

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

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    Good but need lot of improvements

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsHave been working for more than 3 years now. Good personal and work life balance. Some of the folks are extremely good and co-operative.

    ConsPeople management is very poor. One wrong manager, and everyone suffers.
    Internal transfers not very easy. Lack of transparency from people managers. Learning opportunities are very less. You need to focus on developing yourself on your own.
    HR is poor. They do not understand situations of employee but only listen to managers.
    No attention paid to the feedback you give.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire good managers so that employees do not suffer. If you hire a dumb and stupid manager even if he/she has years of experience it does not good to the team and organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Employee unfriendly and hectic work environment

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsAmazon has a good Brand name so your re-employement in future is possible.

    ConsNot great work environment and low quality work. The work culture is quite hectic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't confuse the frugal with cheap. Treat SDE on par with SDM.

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    software engineer

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Prosgreat work.. smart people around.

    Consextremely unrealistic and high expectations, oncall duties

    Advice to Senior Managementoncall should be tackled with more care

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

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    Only for workaholic.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Challenging work
    - Chance to work on latest technology.
    - No politics among co-workers.
    - Open communication
    - Best pay in market.

    Cons- No work-life balance.
    - Push hard on employees to extend their work time.

    Advice to Senior Management- Beside Customer Obsession, Keep employee welfare in mind as well.

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

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