Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
3,507 Reviews
3.3
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,429 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.  

    QA Engineer

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Great Exposure. Very good learning curve.

    Cons

    Tough deadlines.Very tough to meet certain bug triages.

  2.  

    Very good

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Very good work culture indeed

    Cons

    I am just trying to find out the salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up ythe great work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company has a drive for excellence but lacks proper means to excel.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    - Smart people around , so very competitive environment.
    - Instills values which they call "Leadership Principles" there are 14 of them and they try to hinge the company on those principles and those principles if adhered to focuses most on Customer-centricity and satisfaction , hence the company will keep doing well.
    - They make you feel special and instills a sense of pride for working in amazon.
    - Last but not the least very flexible process of migrating to US. Entry in Amazon for a good candidate is nowadays equivalent to visa to US with an excellent on-board compensation.

    Cons

    - Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel.
    - Worse is , the management thinks, its great to overwork people because they should be obsessed with their work just like scientists. Their tagline for employees is "Work hard, Have fun( by working hard) , Make history (by screwing your life)".
    - Takes pride in scaring people of throwing them away of job and in return make them work hard.
    - Wants innovation but that should come as an additional achievement. There is not much lee-way given the employee to do innovation like time,resource , encouragement etc...
    - Last but not the least , they will try to take advantage of a candidate who is less demanding in compensation when joining. Once the employee realizes that he is paid less then peers , the employee will have live with and will never be able to catch up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its the employees who are make a knowledge-base company unlike brick and mortar company. The real assets are its employees. Hence, try to understand why turn-over ratio of Amazon is so high and address that. Unless you do that you will always play a catch-up game with Google , Apple etc..and will never be able to reach the revenue and profit levels of those companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional, unrespectful environment

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    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
  6.  

    ok

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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
  7.  

    active workplace

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    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
  8.  

    Interview

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    Current Employee - Vendor Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good prospects for the new guys

    Cons

    DOnt know prospects for the long term

    Recommends
  9.  

    Awesomeness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    everything seeems to be perfect. Not much idea about it. Please check other posts for reference =P =P

    Cons

    way of interviewing is tough.. need to be made atleast li'l easy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at amazon

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    • 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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