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

(2,044 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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Great Interview Experience with Amazon.com

Device Associate (Current Employee)
Chennai

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

ProsFriendly Environment, Good work structure

ConsSlow growth.. Should try hard to withstand

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year

ProsBest place to work, employees are given maximum and useful benefits

Conssometimes you will be under pressure due to heavy work

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

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Fast-paced, customer-centric organization with lot of opportunity to learn.

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros* Very fast-paced organization with abundant growth opportunity. Within less time, one would get to work on interesting technology, which might not be possible in other organization.
* Working with Smart people and on cool projects
* Happy feeling a developer when the code he developed, serves millions of customers of amazon.com

ConsAll Developers are On-call on a weekly rotational basis, The person who is oncall is responsible for solving all critical issues on the go. For smaller teams, rotation frequency would be faster and very hectic.

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

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Catalog Lead (Former Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsSpace for innovation and learning . The nature of works keeps on changing and aswell the duties which makes one alert and tuned. Never gets boring! And casuals to work is kinda cool !

ConsManagement pressure and lack of transparency
By the management. Bad perfromance appraisal structures.They bother only about the outcome , not much of encouragement for process improvement ideas .

Advice to Senior ManagementIt will be better if they are transparent and fix clear targets .

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting working at Amazon

Trade Patner (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsBest culture and environment is here

Consno comment yet to publish

Advice to Senior ManagementWorking with a great team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is still like Day 1 at Amazon!

Software Developer - Test (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Pros- You are surrounded by smart and talented people
- You have so much to learn
- Free and open technology, you get to work on multiple technologies
- Fast paced culture

Cons- Work-life balance
- The testing and quality culture needs to develop more
- Too much stress on metrics and numbers rather than quality of work

Advice to Senior Management- While metrics are imp, give equal importance to qualitative aspects
- The SDMs need to learn to Have Backbone and Disagree with PMs
- People in India need to Insist more on Highest standards

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

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Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood package, Exposure to cutting edge technologies

ConsSometime you need to manage time, Work life balance can be at risk

Advice to Senior ManagementHave separate QA team for each team

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

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I am feeling very much satisfied with my job and feeling very good being in this company

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year

ProsYou will never get dissapointed.

ConsNothing to mention. Because you will never be down on your decision on making to joining in Amazon

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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Operations Manager Intern (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

ProsForward thinking. Innovative. Future of Retail

ConsNothing i can think of. Has been an awesome experience

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing a great job. Continue this way

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

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Liberating- You are given a problem/project and then it is up to you/what you make of it

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsBecoming comfortable/thriving in ambiguity; you will learn new definitions for customer obsession and frugality

ConsComplexity always (ie when trying to find a solution to a problem at hand)

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

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