Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
3,565 Reviews

3.3
3,565 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,480 Ratings

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.  

    just attended written

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Device Associate  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Device Associate in Chennai

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    non traditional and can be ourself very friendly

    Cons

    nothing much to say negative about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast-Paced, Exhilarating, Customer-Focused, Neurotic Beast

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazon is one of those places where execution on business centric goals is valued above all else. These goals are driven by the benefit that they drive to customers. Watching how your work impacts millions of customers is a tremendous ego boost.

    The culture and the formula for success and growth in the organization is very well etched out in crisply defined leadership principals.

    Cons

    Engineers are expected to maintain and manage their live systems which can be a frustrating at times. The work load itself can get overwhelming and I have seen people get burnt out quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its very good to work with Amazon.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    There will be no work pressure at Amazon, just work, have fun and make history.

    Cons

    I feel there is no proper growth in the Customer service department.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work with

    Current Employee - Kindle Risk Investigator Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Kindle Risk Investigator Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    good salary
    good work place environment .Good flexibility regarding work from home and other benefits.good work life balance can be guaranteed.

    Cons

    huge workforce.No quick promotions expected until really exceptional. work shifts are quiet painful and work during holiday season is very very hectic.

  6.  

    Amazon Work Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture Very Supportive, Motivational..Best place to start your career.

    Cons

    Nothing against to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Taxing on your mind

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    • 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 a year

    Pros

    Get a lot of exposure to owning the entire solution.

    Cons

    Too much pressure while working

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    good pay, informal cool work culture

    Cons

    no work life balance, not employee centric

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    active workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to be but sometimes gets too competitive.
    There are many teams with great work. All Talented people.

    Cons

    Too hectic work. Pressure from manager many a times. Needs to freshen up the workplace environment from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good going but keep the strategies less competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional, unrespectful environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Bangalore

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good talent pool
    - Decent salary

    Cons

    - Politics
    - Company does not care to control politics as long as work gets done
    - No bothering about quality - just deliver and fix later
    - Starting from a Director level, people gets kicked out for no reasons if the top management decides so. Performance ratings are not justified.
    - Bad managers probably illusioned by the company culture
    - Finally no respect for your quality software, development methodologies and management strategies effectively nullifying you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing can change unless you change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work at because of the work culture and the things it does for its customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Amazing Company, Best work culture, I love the policies placed for the customers and the lengths to which Amazon goes for its customers and delivers the orders for them. It will do anything to deliver the items to the customers and customer satisfaction is of the top priority to this company and it is indeed the Earth's most customer centric company.

    Cons

    Initially the work culture was great but as time passed by new managers got hired who previously worked for a different company. They started imbibing the culture from their former companies into Amazon's work place which made the life of large group of employees hard and most of the them resigned from their positions because of the change in work culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in Hyderabad - Know more about how Amazon works and what the culture in Amazon is and then try to follow and imbibe the same culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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