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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 3,262 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,275 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will learn a lot while working at Amazon that will be useful for the rest of your career(in 98 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here(in 302 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel(in 535 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company(in 123 reviews)

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    Fast-Paced, Exhilarating, Customer-Focused, Neurotic Beast

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsAmazon is one of those places where execution on business centric goals is valued above all else. These goals are driven by the benefit that they drive to customers. Watching how your work impacts millions of customers is a tremendous ego boost.

    The culture and the formula for success and growth in the organization is very well etched out in crisply defined leadership principals.

    ConsEngineers are expected to maintain and manage their live systems which can be a frustrating at times. The work load itself can get overwhelming and I have seen people get burnt out quickly.

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

     

    Excellent place to work with

    Kindle Risk Investigator Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosgood salary
    good work place environment .Good flexibility regarding work from home and other benefits.good work life balance can be guaranteed.

    Conshuge workforce.No quick promotions expected until really exceptional. work shifts are quiet painful and work during holiday season is very very hectic.

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    Its very good to work with Amazon.

    Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    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

    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

    QA Engineer (Current Employee) Chennai

    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

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

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    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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    ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay, informal cool work culture

    Consno work life balance, not employee centric

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    Unprofessional, unrespectful environment

    Software Development Manager (Former Employee) Bangalore

    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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    active workplace

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    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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