Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,819 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 2,819 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,055 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
2,819 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

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
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Prosgood pay, informal cool work culture

Consno work life balance, not employee centric

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Interview

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Awesomeness

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

One of the best places to work at because of the work culture and the things it does for its customers

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsAmazing Company, Best work culture, I love the policies placed for the customers and the lengths to which Amazon goes for its customers and delivers the orders for them. It will do anything to deliver the items to the customers and customer satisfaction is of the top priority to this company and it is indeed the Earth's most customer centric company.

ConsInitially the work culture was great but as time passed by new managers got hired who previously worked for a different company. They started imbibing the culture from their former companies into Amazon's work place which made the life of large group of employees hard and most of the them resigned from their positions because of the change in work culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement in Hyderabad - Know more about how Amazon works and what the culture in Amazon is and then try to follow and imbibe the same culture.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Work hard have fun and make history. That's what we do.

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsAmazon is a place where you are allowed to explore, invent and simplify. you learn you grow, and you make an impact on millions of lives. If I look back at my 2 years with Amazon my learning curve is almost a vertical line and so is every one's. I love it here.

Conswork life balance is something you have to take care if.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Good Company to work for

Senior Device Associate (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsOppurtunity to wok with great and talented people in a vibrant environment

ConsCareer Growth is not up to the mark

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Summer Internship at Amazon

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

ProsEven as an intern, I had a say in many team decisions and my opinion were always honored.

Cons(This must be relevant only to the India branch) The infrastructure is not good. Proper leisure space and food court is absent.

Advice to Senior ManagementAmazon has a good number of employees in India and so it should think of getting its own campus.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Amazon.com? Contribute to the Community!

Amazon.com Videos

Loading...

Amazon.com – Why Work for Us?

Not ready to apply yet? Click here to join our Talent communities, where you can learn more about us and stay up-to-date with Amazonian opportunities! Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Amazon.com reviews and ratings - including employee satisfaction and approval ratings for Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos. All 2,819 reviews are posted anonymously by Amazon.com employees.