Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
3,564 Reviews
3.3
3,564 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
2,455 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 111 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 327 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 589 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 134 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its an Innovation Company

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for 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
  2.  

    it was hard interview

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    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 for less than a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company work is always fun here

    Cons

    none as of now totall satisfied

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  5.  

    Work hard. Have Fun. Make History.

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    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist II  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist II in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment.
    - Good pay.
    - Overtime pay.

    Cons

    - No work-life balance. Excessive overtime recruited.
    - Lack of respect for tenured employees.
    - Politics and unnecessary involvement of HR-BPs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know whats wrong, start fixing things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Associate  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Senior Process Associate in Chennai

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Mantra: Get pressure-cooked work for less salary

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    Current Employee - Visual Design Associate  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Visual Design Associate in Chennai

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

    Pros

    1) Learning: Working under pressure will let you lean a lot of stuff.
    2) Corporate experience: You will have a corporate experience and how it works. But you will swear after not to work in any corporate again.

    Cons

    1) False hope/goal: manager will set false hope or goal (which, once achieved will give you minimal hike, or another goal)
    2) Management: It sucks (most of them are from BPO background without any sound knowledge of the process they lead). Which was not the case till end of 2012 (and it was regarded as a fun place to work for).
    3) Volume vs. Quality: They prefer volume over quality. All they want is productivity.
    4) Salary: Very low than it's competitors.
    5) Colleague Competition: 2013 HR made a clear goal of competition among the colleagues. So it's not more a team work. But how to step on other and then grow. I do not think this idea comes from jeff Bezos.
    6) HR: The HR supports all manager decisions and don't give heed for any associate say. They are not employee advocate but compliance driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How can a manager lead a subject when they do not have any knowledge about the subject!

    And your Chennai office is full of these fads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great experience

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    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

  9.  

    Great

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best job out there

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    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
  11.  

    Decent Experience with both Pros and Cons

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    • 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

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