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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
4,173 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 118 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 352 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 636 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 145 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazon gave me my first exposure to working in a truly global MNC with almost all my team based out of Seattle.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Hyderābād

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. Compensation - Amazon pays you adequately
    2. Brand Value - Amazon alumni are going places
    3. Smart people - You are working with some of the brightest.

    Cons

    1. Work-life balance is not proportional to the pay.
    2. Some of the senior management do not recognize your value and consequently the higher attrition rates
    3. High customer satisfaction but low employee satisfaction
    4. Does not have the perks that are there in some of the other tech companies like Google.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the high hiring bar.
    Please do work towards employee satisfaction and retention.

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

    Awesome place to work at

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

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

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Cab facility for all departments at all levels
    -Very much concerned about employees
    -Good management at all levels
    -Work hard, have fun, make history-apt tagline
    -Recognition of hard work
    -Many leaves
    -Good HR policies
    -Lot of opportunities for internal movement.
    -Appraisal system is okay. Neither too good nor too bad
    -Work life balance is too good.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to write about. But recruitment process is little slow(same like every other mnc). You will have to wait very long to get the interview result and offer letter in hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing awesome. Keep up the god work. Many ecommerce companies are trying to beat you. But as a matter of fact, nothing can beat amazon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Imaging Associate in Chennai
    Current Employee - Imaging Associate in Chennai

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

    Pros

    great working environment, and people around u

    Cons

    working speed matters with your technical knowledge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good set of values, open culture, dynamic work environment

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

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

    Pros

    Leaders are obsessed about long term view point. Employees have tremendous ownership and function pretty much independently. Flat hierarchy - therefore access to folks - both upstream and downstream is easy. Company likes to experiment and failure is appreciated as a great learning platform.

    Cons

    High ownership at times make work seem transactional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazon

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, Talented people around, Flexible

    Cons

    Work life balance.
    Completely focused on work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work and get paid well

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays competitively
    Good chances for growth
    Incredible team

    Cons

    Sometimes secretive
    High expectations
    Sometimes very frugal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    transaction risk management services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    get learn about background checks while ordering online

    Cons

    very bad shift timings and weekly offs
    no growth
    very monotonous
    no chance to learn anything new
    pure non voice process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more employee centric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Its like any other MNC. Less work and more of politics.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Salary
    No dress code
    Incentives
    Fun environment
    Paid overtime
    Cab facility
    Shift rotation
    Friendly HR policy
    Goals can be reached quickly ( Targets )

    Cons

    Politics
    Restrictions in few processes
    Lack of knowledge
    Unskilled Mangers
    Untrained Team Leaders
    Preference to few people
    Dummy management
    No action taken by HR
    Mental Harassment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve the management.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    ZERO work-life balance; OVER work load; BAD management ; NOT systematic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leads Analyst in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Leads Analyst in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Work really hard & contribute max to the company - Your contributions will not be taken into account for business impact but, you might be promoted very quickly. Leadership doesn't care about the business impact, all they care about is their targets & junk data analysis.

    Cons

    First of all, the employees are literally overloaded with work all the time & unrealistic targets. Most of the employees for most processes work more than 9 hours (which is illegal) and don't get paid for over time every single day. work-life culture sucks too because employees hardly find time to interact or have fun in the company despite the lavish gaming consoles & despite the sense of humor each one has in the because of stupid management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work for the company & not for your personal growth. Do not overload the employees and set realistic targets and try to get them done in a nice manner without being rude. Make sure to bring the team together & not divide the team by impartiality & negligence & greediness of your personal benefits and growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazon

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

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

    Pros

    nice place to work and enjoy

    Cons

    no work life balance;bad shifts,no proper week offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the employee needs as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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