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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2,516 Ratings

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Mantra: Get pressure-cooked work for less salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Good place for interns!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    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

  6. 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

  7.  

    Work hard. Have Fun. Make History.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for work, Aggressive environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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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