Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
3,568 Reviews

3.3
3,568 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
2,482 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazon is the future

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Product breadth, opportunity to develop and learn is huge. You can work in whatever you are interested in. There is a great website. Then there are high performance/scale services which are core part of business. Then there is AWS, hardware, kindle and the list goes on.
    It's generally easy to switch teams and moving to other roles is encouraged.
    Mostly smart people around.
    Compensation is competitive and great potential of stock is a silver-lining on the top of that.
    Just loving the company and work.

    Cons

    Sometimes work could be hectic but that's ok. Some managers are political & bad but many are good. Again few teams do not do great work but just operations or maintenance so be choosy.
    Don't expect great facilities as it's very frugal company but essential benefits are comparable to other good companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jeff Bezos is a true visionary & genius. One thing that differentiates him is he is constantly watchful. He is making the company innovate. Customers are loving it and most products are generally more successful then other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good for initial days of career but too time demanding yet no productivity

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Brilliant People
    2. Get to work on projects/product with large scale impact
    3. The brand name in industry is good

    Cons

    1. No work-life balance. People who are single and are workaholic would enjoy it in initial few years.
    2. You might end up having a boss who is far less qualified than you.
    3. Operations are on the head of developers so new product development is always hampered.
    4. Employees are more or less a disposable commodity for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on innovation driven approach instead of Dictator driven.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Independent on work culture, Salary and other perks

    Cons

    Personal life balance is bad. Appraisals not that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to learn corporate world

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

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

    Pros

    A place where you can build your career at very prior stage. Good to have on your CV, New products new opportunities, new ideas. management team is good to work with.

    Cons

    No learning series are provided. Hard to get promotions until you work your day and nights and scarify your personal life. Get harder and harder after you joined. Political influence on you performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly work for employees too as you consider customers, employees are valuable too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place if You Believe in Selling Yourself

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Scale makes problems challenging.
    Improves meticulousness.
    Smart peoples are around.

    Cons

    Bad if you believe in action speaks louder. You have to be literally louder to be heard.
    Work should be your passion in life. Never try to find out passion in workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check cultural fitness while hiring.

  7.  

    jusy WOW

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Quality Associate  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Content Quality Associate in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    it has a best environment

    Cons

    u will be given complete ownersip

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work and Learn

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Environment, Colleagues, Perks, technology, Reach

    Cons

    Work Pressure, Hierarchy, Facilities in the work location,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    best place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    flat org. no hierarchy. employee benefits & comfortable work environment. You can learn and grow if you put in efforts.

    Cons

    tedious interviews for even a simple Contract Associate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    working in amazon.com is amazing

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

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

    Pros

    no dress code , good benefits , free cab , no work pressure .

    Cons

    no concerns so far for now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    new learning experience

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

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

    Pros

    good work,policies,work life balance,nice mentors,good facilites

    Cons

    more processes needs to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more transparency and keeping up what you promise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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