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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  1. 5 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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    it has a best environment

    Cons

    u will be given complete ownersip

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Environment, Colleagues, Perks, technology, Reach

    Cons

    Work Pressure, Hierarchy, Facilities in the work location,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  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 (more than an 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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