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Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.3 3,281 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

(2,285 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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    Good experience

    Support Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    Prosfor start up its a good company

    Consworking hrs is not defined

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

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    System Engineer II

    Systems Engineer II (Former Employee) Hyderābād

    ProsDynamic Work Culture
    Efficient and effective Management
    Excellent work environment surrounded by talented colleagues

    ConsFrugal approach towards everything
    High pressure

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive some slack to employees and teams

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

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    More of operational work for SDEs

    Software Design Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros1. Exposure to E-commerce business, high scale applications and AWS technology(If most of the things are already built in your team, you may just get awareness of how the systems are working but no real hands on. New systems are mostly developed by senior members of the team)
    2. Leadership principles which you can apply at any other workplace.

    Cons1. No work life balance...Heavily stretched work hours even if you are not oncall. It's common for a manager to come to you at 6pm and asking you to complete a task by EOD,
    2. Oncall - Need to be on support for a whole week(rotated among team members)..For high severity issues your availability is expected 24x7. You may have to wake up at midnight to check why a host is down.
    3.You may spend more time into operations and understanding amazon business. I wonder if 10% of a SDE time really goes into coding/designing..
    4.. Everyone- SDEs/Managers/Ops team have work pressure..Even a coolest manager may yell at you..
    5. Frugality - workplaces are crowded..it's disturbing at times when some SDEs do louder conversation to make whole floor listen about the cool thing they are talking about..Need to open a ticket even to get a water bottle. ..No admin/supporting team for employees..If you had worked at some other company you will find it strange that to get a HR address proof letter you need to prepare it yourself, take a print and go to HR for a signature..
    6. No performance bonus. Also one would not get any additional stock award in the first 2 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize the importance of work life balance..

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

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    i dont have any experiences with this company

    Customer Support (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Prosi came to know that i can fullfill my aims in this company

    Consno downsides for this company

    Advice to Senior Managementsupport freshers who are willing to work in this company

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

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    Awesomeness

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proseverything seeems to be perfect. Not much idea about it. Please check other posts for reference =P =P

    Consway of interviewing is tough.. need to be made atleast li'l easy

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

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    Crazy place that has no value for your personal life and thinks they have bought you with well paid salaries

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsLot of learning for a short period. When you work with smart people and do twice as many projects as you would in the same time in other companies, you will of course learn a lot more.

    ConsYou lose some years of your life with the hectic work life. There is no time for family. It is expected that everyone forgets family life and work their * off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like people and respect their personal lives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate-customer service

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work place to work hard have fun and make history, friendly work stations

    Consthe performance metrics followed here is strictly unappreciable, the managers and senior managers get on neck of associates to reach the target Response rate from the customers. Giving service to your customers is a good thing but, targetting and pressurizing your associates for the customer dissatisfaction is a Bad thing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on altering the existing Response rate method, do not torture the employees .

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    a Customer Obsessive Company, not at all an employee satisfying one

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād

    Pros- Good exposure for freshers and new joinees

    Cons- Too much power in managers hand, bureaucracy in many teams
    - Too much Ops work

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

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    Frugality is not cheapness

    Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    Pros1) Some good working colleagues in teams.
    2) Good exposure to different aspects of technology.

    Cons1) Really bad care for employees. Frugality is a main part of company's culture. But HR considers frugality as cheapness.
    2) Negative environment, bad resource management, poor communication and work-life balance is very very bad. Either be a work-dog or fall into abyss.
    3) Questionable hiring policies.
    4) Unorganized career-growth plans for employees.
    5) Office politics do affect your performance reviews.

    Advice to Senior Management1) Get some backbone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average experience

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Banga

    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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