Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
3,697 Reviews
3.3
3,697 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,534 Ratings

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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  1. 6 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 (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
  2. 3 people 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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    Amazon

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    nice place to work and enjoy

    Cons

    no work life balance;bad shifts,no proper week offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the employee needs as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place for interns!

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    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun working place.
    Mobility in the organization is high

    Cons

    Work can get tedious sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    No major restrictions in working environment

    Cons

    Long term growth of the employee is nil

  7. 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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company work is always fun here

    Cons

    none as of now totall satisfied

  9.  

    Work hard. Have Fun. Make History.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist II in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist II in Bangalore

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (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
  10.  

    great experience

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    • 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

  11.  

    Awesome place to be. The work culture is very nice. Freedom is all around. You are free to innovate at every step.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    The policies are really nice. Very transparent. And yeah full freedom at work place. The people around are always nice and are technically best in class.

    Cons

    Located at a very bad place. Really frugal in some aspects. Growth in general is slow. Salary in India does not increase for almost 2-3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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