Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
3,692 Reviews
3.3
3,692 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 115 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 336 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 605 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 139 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Full of learnings - Good pay but you need to take your growth in your hand

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

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

    Pros

    Learnings
    Innovation
    Excitement
    The company will give you great opportunities to own up new things especially if you are on a senior role.

    Cons

    Structure
    Slow Growth
    The lower the leveling bar you are, it will be difficult for you to grow and make everyone happy. It is a highly opinionated company and of course at the end, opinion of the seniors matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazon is the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company values and work ethics under challenge by Inept 'Indian' Senior Management

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible in terms of the kind of work you want to do, team change , work timings etc
    Leadership principles are great. If you really follow them , you tend to really improve overall
    Ownership, accountability and responsibility is huge but it actually gives you a 'proud' or a 'wow' moment.
    You are trusted and given all necessary freedom to demonstrate your skills.

    Cons

    Senior Management. Almost all are very political and do not have any vision.
    You have to learn the art of buttering and being hypocrite to succeed or even 'survive'
    Work life balance is pathetic
    Personal commitments are not respected
    If you choose to be in this company, chances are high that you will become extremely money minded , will learn politics and several other bad practices
    Though the bar is high while recruiting, company does not respect people/employees. They are just treated like robots
    Slow career progression . Senior management are all busy in their own career progression. They even over-hire and construct an army of people to push themselves up to the next level. More commonly seen in India of course!
    Management and even some peers are ill-mannered and harsh in their communication. They probably need to learn professionalism, specially the ones who are long term Amazonians.

    Worst of all- Couple of India centric teams in Bangalore run the company as if it's their family business. Not that they care for the product so much but they tend to hire misfit 'Family members' into the team and place them at senior positions , which is often demotivating and unethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably, Amazon needs to micro manage a little more - specially the senior management in India. They are ruining the culture and the brand name. It is only the strong policies that are still holding it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it was good .

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

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

    Pros

    complete ownership, work culture is good

    Cons

    more operational work. Much depends on your team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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