Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
3,498 Reviews
3.3
3,498 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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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.  

    best place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    new learning experience

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    • 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
  3.  

    working in amazon.com is amazing

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learn at the cost of your life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test I  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test I in Chennai

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot within a very short time span. Every employee is considered as a leader. Smart co-workers, awesome technologies and much more

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance. There are lot of politics involved behind the scenes. You have to take care of your life otherwise the company just use yourself. Beware!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do think that employees have life too. You are losing smart & hard working employees at a faster rate and this is not good for the company.

    SDET is a development role, you expect us to write strong code and have absolute development skills. But managers are simply making SDET's to do manual QA, product releases for a very long time. Managers should understand this and should put right people in right roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    not bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good working environment, healthy management

    Cons

    no motivation, only punishments, very late growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please motivate the hardworking people with promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    not employee friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Gives good exposure to large scale business and operations. decent pay.

    Cons

    no work life balance. Working from India, one is treated like cheap labor. the quality of work and life is significantly different in Seattle and India.
    people expect you to work and deliver result, but nobody will talk about employee welfare or improving services and facilities. spending money on employee is against the principle of frugality, the company follows.
    Interacting with personnel department (for allowances, claims) is a pain. Response is very poor.
    thing get worse after u quit. luckily for me, i had few good friends on my team, who helped me with the stuff after i quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Product Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Chennai

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    All is well. Its high time the company also starts focusing on providing training to people who wants to internally grow than just expecting people to learn everything on their own.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Learn to work on week days and week ends.
    Cut throat performance management - There is hardly any space for mediocre performance. This leads to lot of attrition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When making too many changes in management, take an informed decision. That is where other big companies like GE and HSBC wins.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful. A good place if you want to keep learning and have challenging work environment.

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The high employment bar means you will work with wonderful people. There is no dearth of good work either.
    If you start enjoying this atmosphere, you will grow and grow.

    Cons

    Mostly hectic schedule. Relentless high standards. Keep pace with everyone else or you would not see yourself grow. As a developer not just development skills but leadership skills matter as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSE  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - SSE in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Salary and other benefits

    Cons

    NOthing till this moment here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

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