Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
3,654 Reviews
3.3
3,654 Reviews
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Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
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2,505 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can definitely learn a lot in short spam in Amazon as they make you work a lot (in 112 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 331 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 599 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 138 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Retail Process Associate

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    Former Employee - Associate Retail Process in Chennai
    Former Employee - Associate Retail Process in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, co-workers, atmosphere, office, every single thing

    Cons

    Absolutely none, this is an amazing company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are extremely talented, intelligent individuals who know how to lead. Worked under the best people here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    "Intersting to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    good work environment, flexible shift timings

    Cons

    preassure, few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    compensation, office culture, time 0ff policies

    Cons

    work life balance, leadership, time management

    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to do Exciting work here.

    Cons

    Have to deal with very busy hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Manual Testing with Kindle devices

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    • 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

    People are so good to work with. The environment makes you feel like you are at home. Work is pretty easy. Managers are friendly.

    Cons

    It is too tough to climb up the ladder. You should work for a very long time for a stabilized career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can have different bars for entry. The current system seems like anyone can get into any job in the organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    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 an 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
  8.  

    TRMS

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    Current Employee - Trms in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Trms in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the atmosphere was nice. I just appeared for the interview

    Cons

    the procedure is a headache ... a real pain... 7 rounds of interview to tire u down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Taxing on your mind

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Get a lot of exposure to owning the entire solution.

    Cons

    Too much pressure while working

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    just attended written

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    Current Employee - Senior Device Associate in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Device Associate in Chennai

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (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

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