Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,796 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 2,796 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,043 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You're surrounded by smart people who challenge you to grow constantly"
    in 264 reviews
  • "You learn a lot about leadership principles and how to manage people"
    in 78 reviews
Cons:
  • "Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel"
    in 438 reviews
  • "Pathetic culture-no work life balance/poor pays shares are deceiving/Extremely political"
    in 100 reviews
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Its very good to work with Amazon.

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsThere will be no work pressure at Amazon, just work, have fun and make history.

ConsI feel there is no proper growth in the Customer service department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazon Work Culture

Programmer/Analyst (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsFriendly culture Very Supportive, Motivational..Best place to start your career.

ConsNothing against to the company

Advice to Senior Managementna

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsGreat Exposure. Very good learning curve.

ConsTough deadlines.Very tough to meet certain bug triages.

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Very good

Technical Project Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery good work culture indeed

ConsI am just trying to find out the salary

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up ythe great work

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

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Working at amazon

Senior Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prosvery professional work environment where you feel you are still in your college. Lot of happenings all around.

ConsSalary hike is not that satisfactory. Individual growth is not in par with the growth of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink of individual employee growth within the company.

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

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

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
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 Senior ManagementIts 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Prosgood pay, informal cool work culture

Consno work life balance, not employee centric

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active workplace

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementgood going but keep the strategies less competitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unprofessional, unrespectful environment

Software Development Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros- Good talent pool
- Decent salary

Cons- Politics
- Company does not care to control politics as long as work gets done
- No bothering about quality - just deliver and fix later
- Starting from a Director level, people gets kicked out for no reasons if the top management decides so. Performance ratings are not justified.
- Bad managers probably illusioned by the company culture
- Finally no respect for your quality software, development methodologies and management strategies effectively nullifying you.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing can change unless you change

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

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Vendor Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood prospects for the new guys

ConsDOnt know prospects for the long term

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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