Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
3,726 Reviews
3.3
3,726 Reviews
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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 340 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 616 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 140 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    working in amazon.com is amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (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
  2.  

    A great company to learn corporate world

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    • 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
  3.  

    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.

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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.  

    new learning experience

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    • 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learn at the cost of your life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    not employee friendly

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Amazon.com

    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

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