Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,796 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Amazon.com Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

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
2,796 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
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

4 people found this helpful  

Worst place to be in

Applications Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsGood salary , Cutting edge technology

ConsToxic workculture , No work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your employees some breathing space.Try to understand when they need some support.

No, I would not 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

 

Good innovation driven culture. High ownership

Recruiter (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsLeadership values
Whitepapers (may sound tedious but makes idea meetings very structured)
People
Ownership
Equity rewards

ConsStart-up like environment. ownership is high

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

 

A Good place for a fresher

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsThere is lot of opportunity to grow. You will be thrilled to work with lot of Techies around you.
If you join as a fresher then you can learn lot of things from your seniors.

ConsWork life balance will not be there, I felt like people are less but work is more.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to change the work culture, Now Employers are ending up working in more than 12hrs per day.

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

 

Excellent opportunities were given by the employer

Associate Retail Process (Former Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsWork life balance was very good

ConsPromotional Opportunities have to be more

Advice to Senior ManagementJob rotation & Training required

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

 

Its been great and opportunities available in abundance..

Manager (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsCustomer Centric, Market Leader, Work place, Work life balance, Amazon principles

ConsComplicated systems and processes. It is a complex business but things can always be taken a level higher than what they are currently at.

Advice to Senior ManagementWould advice to channelize more investments towards technology and systems to make things easier

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

2 people found this helpful  

management only concerned about numbers, no work-life balance

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prosfast paced env
good collegues
challenging problems

Consmanagement only concerned about numbers
no work-life balance

Advice to Senior Managementcome up with employee - friendly policies

No, I would not 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

1 person found this helpful  

Amazon would be a great company to work for without cheap politics at work

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Pros-Good pay
-Smart people to work with

Cons-Bad management with too many politics
-highly difficult to move up the ladder in India unless you are able to lick your bosses ass,
-Hopeless HR. HR and the manager together prevent people from switching teams( though the Amazon culture encourages one to gain diversified experience)
-cheap behavior towards females by some in the senior management level

No, I would not 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

 

Mixed feelings

Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsLot to learn. Great culture and startup like work environment along with benefits of a big company.

ConsToo hectic and unrealistic expectations. Life will be stressful at times. In fact, I started gaining weight and losing hair after joining Amazon! Initiatives are mostly driven by business needs. Compromises are made at technical values to cater business needs. Work Hard, Harder and probably make history if you are lucky. No fun!

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't rush on things. Let's take things slowly and steadily.

No, I would not 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

 

Awesome Work Place

Process Associate (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsVery Good Place to work. Great People

ConsI ll never say one

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

 

Great work culture, good opportunity for growth and freedom to innovate

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat work culture
Good compensation
Good opportunity for growth
Freedom to innovate
Inspirational leadership
Great peers to work with and learn

ConsI have not noticed any major cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. The management is doing an excellent job of motivating and mentoring employees to deliver results.

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 2,796 reviews are posted anonymously by Amazon.com employees.