Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
3,666 Reviews
3.3
3,666 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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 112 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 331 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 599 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 138 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good set of values, open culture, dynamic work environment

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard and have fun

    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer I in Chennai
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer I in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and great work encironment

    Cons

    Need to deal with targets and work pressure during Q4

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more transparent on appraisal

  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Beware of this trap called 'Amazon' !! Don't screw up your professional, personal and healthy lifestyle !!

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

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

    Pros

    For all those who are aspiring to join Amazon and those who are newly joined, these are my advices. Please don't get overawed by the facilities they offer like AC cabs, beverages, food coupens, laptops, water bottles, goodies etc. These are certain things which your previous organizations might not have offered you. But there will come a stage where you will realize that these were offered to you so that you think great about the company and work really really hard and sincere forgetting your personal life completely. And if you don't have an understanding life partner he or she might even divorce you, for you will be glued to your laptop always.

    Cons

    I worked for Amazon for a period 2 years on continuous rotational shifts. I was so happy to receive a laptop when I joined. Later I understood I am expected to login to it even after I return home from office. In those 2 years, I slogged for atleast 14 hours, 6 days a week and accomplished so much, which a normal person would have accomplished only in 4 or 5 years. You will become like a robot and will still be boasting on facebook and whatsapp about the cool things that Amazon offer you. But you will face the biggest shock of your life when out of no where you will be asked to sign a document called PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) and made to put down your papers. This happened not only to me but also 6 more people in my team. Your career life will be screwed up completely and so will be your personal life and health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does Jeff Bezos have the guts to sign a PIP document himself ? If so many employees are put into PIP for non performance, is that not an indication that the organization is also non performing ? In that case, the CEO should also take up the PIP challenge. Let him take up the PIP challenge and prove himself first. My key takeaways from Amazon are only high diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Please note that I did not have even traces of these health issues before I joined Amazon. Great job Amazon for screwing up the lives of Innocent and hard working Indians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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