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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
3,938 Reviews
3.4
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Global leader in their field

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good technology, amazing brand for your CV

    Cons

    They are all about politics...The management doesn't care about employees which is a big mistake

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees shouldn't just be puppets/robots to use.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Can get lost in the company and heavily performance monitored

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Ok salary with shares. Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Can get stuck in a rut with you career. Daily repetitive tasks with not much variation. Yearly performance is very taxing and difficult to get promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    They claim frugality is their main value - you'd better believe it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities. They prefer to recruit internally, so once you're in, it is possible to take your career to the next step. Virtually everyone you come across outside of work is an Amazon customer, usually a happy one - it is true that the level of customer service is something to feel proud of.

    Cons

    Absolute lack of transparency from Management, and very, very corporate environment - you've got to be ready to say you've got 'Amazon DNA'. As mentioned in the title, frugality is one of their core values, and it is one that applies to employees at all level. Salaries aren't amazing, and there are very few perks. In the team I worked with the turnover was very high, which was worrying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your skilled staff! And be generous, at least a little.

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

    Work hard and improve everyday

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Process Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    management changes too often ;not always creating positive culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Peterborough, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Peterborough, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No bonuses for level 1 associates,management changes too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Threat all associates respectively and equally despite role within organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cs MANAGER in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Cs MANAGER in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Get 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reach 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Associate Vendor Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Vendor Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Associate Vendor Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    Exposure to variety of different vendors and industry practices

    Cons

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

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

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vendor Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Vendor Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incredibly bright people, very tech driven, obsessed with growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Director in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    Progressive, challenging, driven, fast growing

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept that people are different and bring different skills, all of which are needed. More commone sense required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    Good brand name to work for.

    Cons

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

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