Amazon.com
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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 2,795 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Work hard and improve everyday

Process Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGreat compensation and perks. great opportunities if you have the drive

ConsLong hours and that's the big challenge for work life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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management changes too often ;not always creating positive culture

Warehouse Associate (Current Employee)
Peterborough, England

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

Prospromising,secure job,business trips, a huge variety of jobs.

ConsNo bonuses for level 1 associates,management changes too often.

Advice to Senior ManagementThreat all associates respectively and equally despite role within organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company but work-life balance needs to be seriously looked at

CS Manager (Former Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGet to work with some real smart and focused people that you can learn from. Great opportunity if you work hard. Opportunity to travel if you work hard and are in a role where travel may be needed. Proud to work for such an innovative company.

ConsToo political and management play favourites. If you are "in" with the "in crowd" then you will be looked after. Senior management don't know what is happening in the front line, they think they do but are too far away from what people think. Year over year AIS and/or Pulse survey bring up the same failings but work done to fix issues is never fully implemented, this becomes frustrating and demoralising. Lack of or insufficient training in all roles I was invovled in.

Advice to Senior ManagementReach out to the leads and managers if you are looking to improve the CSA experience, engage them fully throughout processes and any change. Communicate everything better and be more transparent. Do not tolerate favouritism and cliques.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hardworking, frugal and innovative company. More work hard than play hard.

Senior Vendor Manager (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

ProsOpportunity to be part of something that is growing and the pace can be very exciting. Work with very smart people daily.

ConsHardworking, nit-picking culture. Some of the work practices are very 1980s. A lot of game playing and points scoring amongst senior leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate Vendor Manager (Former Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

ProsExposure to variety of different vendors and industry practices

ConsAdmin role, very manual and repetitive.
Lots of focus on metrics
Not buying role.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Incredibly bright people, very tech driven, obsessed with growth

Director (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

ProsProgressive, challenging, driven, fast growing

ConsSecretive, not people driven, obsessive about data, no interest in product

Advice to Senior ManagementAccept that people are different and bring different skills, all of which are needed. More commone sense required.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

ProsGood brand name to work for.

ConsPathetic culture-no work life balance/poor pays shares are deceiving/Extremely political

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brilliant technology company, could do better in keeping and developing talent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosawesome technology company at leading edge of cloud computing

Conslow career progression, odd style of management, poor compensation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Does not hesitate to over-work employees...

Database Administrator (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Pros- Smart people all around keeping you on toes.
- Culture of thinking out of box.
- Tough milestones to achieve promotions ... extracts the best out of the employees.
- A transparent internal job transfer to suit an employee's choice.

Cons- pathetic work-life balance.
- in the name of frugality , they do some cheap and mean things like choose a facility in the remotest corner of the city where facilities are cheap.
- the job offer letter misleads almost every employee...in the sense that the stocks given to an employee is considered every year during appraisal and the increment in salary will be in inverse proportion of stocks vested, so if lots of stocks gets vested , the company won't give you much hike even if you are a top performer.
- Hard to get recognized for good-work but fast enough to get criticized for an error.
- Have a history of Lay-off at trifle error.

Advice to Senior ManagementAn employee's work ownership does not make the employee a work-horse which can keep running without any pause. Learn to recognize key employee and try to make them happy , after all they are the ones which keeps your company alive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast paced and lots of opportunities but lacking in development and training

Senior Vendor Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGet responsibility to drive decisions
Never get bored - very fast paced

ConsNo training or coaching
Disorganized in terms of structure and best practices
High

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest not just hiring good people but also make sure they are well trained and onboarded

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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