Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
3,488 Reviews
3.3
3,488 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
2,417 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.  

    exciting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Catalog Specialist  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Catalog Specialist in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    compensation, office culture, time 0ff policies

    Cons

    work life balance, leadership, time management

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to do Exciting work here.

    Cons

    Have to deal with very busy hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    just attended written

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great company to learn, no scope to grow in long term.

    • 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

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to add skill sets to ones resume. The company has great tools for development and you can get help from people with a lot of knowledge to learn a lot about distributed software platforms.
    The name of Amazon helps a lot when you plan to switch to other companies.

    Cons

    Amazon is famous for frugality towards its employees. It is hell bend to spend least on its employees. The whole notion of infinite availability of new employees within the company has taught Amazon not to value its current employees.
    The work-life balance is greatly disturbed, specially if you are in a team which owns lot of old software.
    The managers are not very experienced.
    The salary hikes are very less compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being the most customer-centric company would have been much easier if the company had taken good care of its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8.  

    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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its very good to work with Amazon.

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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
  10.  

    Amazon Work Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at amazon

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

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

    Pros

    very professional work environment where you feel you are still in your college. Lot of happenings all around.

    Cons

    Salary hike is not that satisfactory. Individual growth is not in par with the growth of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of individual employee growth within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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