Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
3,564 Reviews
3.3
3,564 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,455 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 110 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 326 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 583 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 133 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesomeness

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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
  2. 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

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    • 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
  3.  

    Associate-customer service

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

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Average experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Banga
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Banga

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Most of the work is to maintain the current services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frugality is not cheapness

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Some good working colleagues in teams.
    2) Good exposure to different aspects of technology.

    Cons

    1) Really bad care for employees. Frugality is a main part of company's culture. But HR considers frugality as cheapness.
    2) Negative environment, bad resource management, poor communication and work-life balance is very very bad. Either be a work-dog or fall into abyss.
    3) Questionable hiring policies.
    4) Unorganized career-growth plans for employees.
    5) Office politics do affect your performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Get some backbone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company expect some of the worst managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be look on employees future at least while there politics...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Catalog lead

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    Former Employee - Catalog Lead  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Catalog Lead in Chennai

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Space 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 !

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    It will be better if they are transparent and fix clear targets .

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    management only concerned about numbers, no work-life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    fast paced env
    good collegues
    challenging problems

    Cons

    management only concerned about numbers
    no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come up with employee - friendly policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hyderābād

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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