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

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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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Wonderful place to work

Content Associate (Former Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsGood working environment. Each Friday is fun friday

ConsNot recognised by my manager.

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

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Good for freshers, but high work pressure

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsThere is a lot to learn : Amazon uses a lot of new technologies in its code base. You will get to learn a lot of things.
Good compensation
Flexible working hours : The working hours is flexible as long as you do your job.
A very high brand value.

ConsMost of the teams face too much work pressure. Particularly, the one who is on call.
Job distribution is not good. As a developer, you may have to write unit test cases, document several things.
You are expected to work on random services which are not documented well.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the work pressure from employees.

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

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Device Associate (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

Prosi have a great work culture

Conschallange will be common in all place but here there must be no identification is found

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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"Intersting to work"

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prosgood work environment, flexible shift timings

Conspreassure, few opportunities for advancement.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate Retail Process (Former Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsGreat pay, benefits, co-workers, atmosphere, office, every single thing

ConsAbsolutely none, this is an amazing company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are extremely talented, intelligent individuals who know how to lead. Worked under the best people here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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exciting

Catalog Specialist (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Proscompensation, office culture, time 0ff policies

Conswork life balance, leadership, time management

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Wonderful

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsOpportunity to do Exciting work here.

ConsHave to deal with very busy hours.

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

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just attended written

Senior Device Associate (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

Prosnon traditional and can be ourself very friendly

Consnothing much to say negative about it

Advice to Senior Managementnot much

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to learn, no scope to grow in long term.

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsThis is a great place to add skill sets to ones resume. The company has great tools for development and you can get help from people with a lot of knowledge to learn a lot about distributed software platforms.
The name of Amazon helps a lot when you plan to switch to other companies.

ConsAmazon is famous for frugality towards its employees. It is hell bend to spend least on its employees. The whole notion of infinite availability of new employees within the company has taught Amazon not to value its current employees.
The work-life balance is greatly disturbed, specially if you are in a team which owns lot of old software.
The managers are not very experienced.
The salary hikes are very less compared to other companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementBeing the most customer-centric company would have been much easier if the company had taken good care of its employees.

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

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Taxing on your mind

Software Development Engineer I (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsGet a lot of exposure to owning the entire solution.

ConsToo much pressure while working

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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