Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
3,697 Reviews
3.3
3,697 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 336 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 605 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 139 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Dynamic work atmosphere, excellent learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at if you are looking at rapidly improving your knowledge base. Very fast paced and dynamic work environment which keeps you on your toes all the time and ensures you deliver. Most of them on the business side are extremely intelligent and grounded people who are quite approachable and humble.

    Cons

    Lot of politics in some teams- but this is the case with most of the companies. Compensation is good but increments are rather meager during appraisal.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazon gave me my first exposure to working in a truly global MNC with almost all my team based out of Seattle.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Compensation - Amazon pays you adequately
    2. Brand Value - Amazon alumni are going places
    3. Smart people - You are working with some of the brightest.

    Cons

    1. Work-life balance is not proportional to the pay.
    2. Some of the senior management do not recognize your value and consequently the higher attrition rates
    3. High customer satisfaction but low employee satisfaction
    4. Does not have the perks that are there in some of the other tech companies like Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the high hiring bar.
    Please do work towards employee satisfaction and retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Its like any other MNC. Less work and more of politics.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Salary
    No dress code
    Incentives
    Fun environment
    Paid overtime
    Cab facility
    Shift rotation
    Friendly HR policy
    Goals can be reached quickly ( Targets )

    Cons

    Politics
    Restrictions in few processes
    Lack of knowledge
    Unskilled Mangers
    Untrained Team Leaders
    Preference to few people
    Dummy management
    No action taken by HR
    Mental Harassment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve the management.

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  5.  

    Good set of values, open culture, dynamic work environment

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Leaders are obsessed about long term view point. Employees have tremendous ownership and function pretty much independently. Flat hierarchy - therefore access to folks - both upstream and downstream is easy. Company likes to experiment and failure is appreciated as a great learning platform.

    Cons

    High ownership at times make work seem transactional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, Talented people around, Flexible

    Cons

    Work life balance.
    Completely focused on work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work and get paid well

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays competitively
    Good chances for growth
    Incredible team

    Cons

    Sometimes secretive
    High expectations
    Sometimes very frugal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its an Innovation Company

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

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

    Pros

    You will have enough opportunities to learn and improve your skills

    Cons

    Company talks about work life balance but managers have too much of work that it cannot be achieved in managerial role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    transaction risk management services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Bangalore

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    get learn about background checks while ordering online

    Cons

    very bad shift timings and weekly offs
    no growth
    very monotonous
    no chance to learn anything new
    pure non voice process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more employee centric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    it was hard interview

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer IIo in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer IIo in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good package and i suggest it to every fresher to try for it and get selected and if selected they provide high salary and very good incentives

    Cons

    hectic work and you should work in rotational shifts mostly on night shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    ZERO work-life balance; OVER work load; BAD management ; NOT systematic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leads Analyst in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Leads Analyst in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work really hard & contribute max to the company - Your contributions will not be taken into account for business impact but, you might be promoted very quickly. Leadership doesn't care about the business impact, all they care about is their targets & junk data analysis.

    Cons

    First of all, the employees are literally overloaded with work all the time & unrealistic targets. Most of the employees for most processes work more than 9 hours (which is illegal) and don't get paid for over time every single day. work-life culture sucks too because employees hardly find time to interact or have fun in the company despite the lavish gaming consoles & despite the sense of humor each one has in the because of stupid management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work for the company & not for your personal growth. Do not overload the employees and set realistic targets and try to get them done in a nice manner without being rude. Make sure to bring the team together & not divide the team by impartiality & negligence & greediness of your personal benefits and growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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