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Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.3 3,282 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,287 ratings)

64% 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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    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsAll is well. Its high time the company also starts focusing on providing training to people who wants to internally grow than just expecting people to learn everything on their own.

    ConsWork life balance. Learn to work on week days and week ends.
    Cut throat performance management - There is hardly any space for mediocre performance. This leads to lot of attrition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen making too many changes in management, take an informed decision. That is where other big companies like GE and HSBC wins.

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

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    Wonderful. A good place if you want to keep learning and have challenging work environment.

    Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsThe high employment bar means you will work with wonderful people. There is no dearth of good work either.
    If you start enjoying this atmosphere, you will grow and grow.

    ConsMostly hectic schedule. Relentless high standards. Keep pace with everyone else or you would not see yourself grow. As a developer not just development skills but leadership skills matter as well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learn at the cost of your life

    Software Development Engineer In Test I (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsYou learn a lot within a very short time span. Every employee is considered as a leader. Smart co-workers, awesome technologies and much more

    ConsTerrible work life balance. There are lot of politics involved behind the scenes. You have to take care of your life otherwise the company just use yourself. Beware!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo think that employees have life too. You are losing smart & hard working employees at a faster rate and this is not good for the company.

    SDET is a development role, you expect us to write strong code and have absolute development skills. But managers are simply making SDET's to do manual QA, product releases for a very long time. Managers should understand this and should put right people in right roles.

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

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    not employee friendly

    Operations Manager (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsGives good exposure to large scale business and operations. decent pay.

    Consno work life balance. Working from India, one is treated like cheap labor. the quality of work and life is significantly different in Seattle and India.
    people expect you to work and deliver result, but nobody will talk about employee welfare or improving services and facilities. spending money on employee is against the principle of frugality, the company follows.
    Interacting with personnel department (for allowances, claims) is a pain. Response is very poor.
    thing get worse after u quit. luckily for me, i had few good friends on my team, who helped me with the stuff after i quit.

    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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDevelopment is quick if you are motivated

    ConsHectic shift timings, uncomfortable cab services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore friendly and humane approach towards employees will do wonders for the company.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    a fun place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfun,good values,good peers,nice office,salary nice

    Consslow growth,sometimes too much work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Salary

    SSE (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsWonderful Salary and other benefits

    ConsNOthing till this moment here

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

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    Good Brand Name to be associated

    Catalog Associate (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros*Great Management
    *Flexibility of work
    *Work environment is Competitive
    *Productive Teams

    Cons*Compensation
    *Biased Management
    *Slow Growth in career

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer growth of employees should be given importance.

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

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    SDE-1

    SDE1 (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsNice company to work, Lot of new things to learn. Challenging work.
    Amazon pays good. Facilities are good.

    ConsI think lot of operational work is there. Unbalanced work life balance.

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

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    Wonderful place to work

    Content Associate (Former Employee) Chennai

    ProsGood working environment. Each Friday is fun friday

    ConsNot recognised by my manager.

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

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