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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
3,521 Reviews

3.3
3,521 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.  

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

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    • 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

    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
  2.  

    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

    Pros

    Wonderful Salary and other benefits

    Cons

    NOthing till this moment here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  3.  

    Good Brand Name to be associated

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

    Pros

    *Great Management
    *Flexibility of work
    *Work environment is Competitive
    *Productive Teams

    Cons

    *Compensation
    *Biased Management
    *Slow Growth in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career growth of employees should be given importance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    not employee friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hyderābād

    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
  6.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Development is quick if you are motivated

    Cons

    Hectic shift timings, uncomfortable cab services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More friendly and humane approach towards employees will do wonders for the company.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun,good values,good peers,nice office,salary nice

    Cons

    slow growth,sometimes too much work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SDE-1

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SDE1  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Hyderābād

    Pros

    Nice company to work, Lot of new things to learn. Challenging work.
    Amazon pays good. Facilities are good.

    Cons

    I think lot of operational work is there. Unbalanced work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful place to work

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Each Friday is fun friday

    Cons

    Not recognised by my manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good for freshers, but high work pressure

    • 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

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn : Amazon uses a lot of new technologies in its code base. You will get to learn a lot of things.
    Good compensation
    Flexible working hours : The working hours is flexible as long as you do your job.
    A very high brand value.

    Cons

    Most of the teams face too much work pressure. Particularly, the one who is on call.
    Job distribution is not good. As a developer, you may have to write unit test cases, document several things.
    You are expected to work on random services which are not documented well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the work pressure from employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Device Associate

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

    Pros

    i have a great work culture

    Cons

    challange will be common in all place but here there must be no identification is found

    Recommends

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