Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
3,507 Reviews
3.3
3,507 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,429 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    good environment to work with

    Cons

    takes a lot of effort to grow

  2.  

    Great place for work, Aggressive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you love technology.
    If you want to learn and learn, want to take individual responsibility and ownership.

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad. Very aggressive working culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat engineers like humans not robots.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    High pay, above market average.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance, but too much stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentor your people and help them grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not the best job out there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist - I  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist - I in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good relaxed environment;
    Well laid out HR policies;

    Cons

    Employees are treated as resources;
    Low Compensations;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent Experience with both Pros and Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Agressive go getter work culture. Good growth oppurtunties. Good Brand name to be associatd with

    Cons

    Bad Work life balance and pace and profiles are restrictive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work. Has an awesome work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, no ego problems

    Cons

    Promotions and appraisals are very stingy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Associate in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to obtain leadership experience Great people around. I have found my personal growth to be immensely satisfying. Senior management is very helpful in terms of mentoring.

    Cons

    Work pressure is high. Compensation and benefits are not that great considering the amount of time spent in working. OT is rarely paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't be diplomatic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    the overall experience was very good and looking forward to build my career in Amazon.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    the best thing about amazon is flexibility to work and obviously the perks.

    Cons

    you should be keep on learning and develop your self to compete inside company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the important things are maintain a good and highly professional environment inside company.there should be enough opportunity inside company for growth for high performance employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work with amazing people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Super talented people, great amount of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    None as of now.................................

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience working at amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Bangalore

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Complete ownership of the product
    2. Good Leadership principles, which if you follow can achieve many things
    3. Good pay
    4. Can learn so much about Software Development, architecture and processes
    5. Great freedom at work. No Rules and regulations

    Cons

    1. Expected to work all through. No time for relaxation
    2. No other cultural programs at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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