Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,804 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.4 2,804 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,047 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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Average experience

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Banga

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

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

ConsMost of the work is to maintain the current services

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

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Amazon--Challenging place to work for

Transaction Risk Investigator (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsThe work you do at Amazon is always dynamic and you always have a fair chance to prove your skills and they are well recognized for. Also the work culture is fun and cool.

ConsThe overtime requirements they have sometimes tend to get on your nerves and you might feel that you aren't able to have a work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more consideration to employees's 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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An excellent place to start your career right out of college.

Associate (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsThe work culture is unique. It is hard to come by such a relaxed and flexible work culture in my location. The timings are again flexible. No hard and fast rules in this case. The company food is much better than what i've had else where.
Last but not the least, the senior management is extremely approachable and friendly.

ConsThe strength of the company is growing and the number of senior positions are minimum. This results in a very slow growth.
And not to mention the company pays a horrendous salary at the entry level.

Advice to Senior ManagementEven though the work atmosphere is awesome and the stress is reduced to minimum, an employee always looks for a decent if not incredible salary.

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

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsAmazon strives to be the most customer centric company and they are already going good in that direction. Software development is rapid, challenging and agile. You learn the best leadership principle and apply into your daily life at work. You learn to develop and design cool stuff

ConsLearning wise its not too good. They have internal tools and scalabe webservices which you use to build any product. No challenges as such at work. You just build your stuff on existing platforms

Advice to Senior ManagementBring more technology

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice experience in the last 5 months

Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsNice work culture , flexibility to move within different disciplines , good salary

ConsToo much of work at times

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

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house of wolves

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Proscompetitive env for all of

Conspolitics causing no work life balNCE

Advice to Senior Managementdev are nt responsible for OPS, pls stop judging their work profit

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

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Risk Analyst (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsEmployee friendly, Best place to learn.

ConsMore competition, less chances to grow. Change of department and team is highly impossible.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat. Keep going !

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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6 months internship .had a good experience overall

Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsWork at home option available

Consno work-life balance . Dependency on other teams

Advice to Senior ManagementCommit to timelines after consulting developers

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

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An interesting work place with a diverse community of professionals.

Transaction Risk Investigator (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsTried & tested methods of work, customer oriented

ConsUnstructured n improper training. Lack of career growth opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementStem the attrition

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

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Awesome experience

Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prosgood Money and other perks

Constoo much work and less holiday

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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