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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
4,150 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyable job but limited opportunities for promotion

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

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

    Pros

    Fun and friendly atmosphere, nice offices (London Holborn) and a relaxed manager if you meet your targets

    Finally a budget introduced for more social activities and lunches, before Amazon were very stingy and frugal

    Your working within one of the fastest growing companies in Retail - great to see your accounts rapidly improving and analysing their successes

    Cons

    Poor retention, so many people left during my 19months at the company from all levels, it meant a poor atmosphere of unhappiness

    Nothing is done to retain talent, continuously recruiting from outside instead of internal progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate not only on your own career but helping those on your team to progress in their role or outside in a new department, otherwise people become unchallenged

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Learning Development Assosiate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - L+D Associate in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - L+D Associate in Swansea, Wales

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

    Pros

    Great growth potential and variety of areas you can be running a team within 3 years as the training is available to you, fantastic meaning to working at Amazon and having the opportunity after only 8 months of promotion was a great plus.

    Cons

    Work conditions can be a bit tough with heat in the factories however when I left I am aware they were working on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus of listening to people on the floor and keep up the work of getting people pumped to work for Amazon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Customers really are the main focus.

    Cons

    Staff are second to customers and are not considered as even closely important to this stakeholder group.

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  5.  

    Amazon Sales Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager Payments in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager Payments in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    Great culture, respect, training, compassionate

    Cons

    Nothing at all, its an amazing employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Happy to be here!!!

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Fun and friendly atmosphere, nice offices (London Holborn) and a relaxed manager if you meet your targets

    Cons

    Poor retention, so many people left during my 19months at the company from all levels, it meant a poor atmosphere of unhappiness

    Nothing is done to retain talent, continuously recruiting from outside instead of internal progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate not only on your own career but helping those on your team to progress in their role or outside in a new department, otherwise people become unchallenged

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Swansea, Wales

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Very Customer orientated plus plenty of chance of progression!

    I started from a level 1 associate now progressed to level 4 management

    Cons

    Can be very stressful during peak times - but that's what I personnally enjoy!
    Some do t like this!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More in the lines of training for team leaders and development from TL to AM If desired to progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect if you don't have a life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England

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

    Pros

    Good salary, international exposure, smart people

    Cons

    Work overtime everyday (50/week, 55/week in peak), no work and life balance, had to work on Saturday to finish some stuff, very politic company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Swansea, Wales

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Not a hard work to do with little stress.
    Go home and don't think about it.

    Cons

    No chances of progressing on the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    You must really want it or have no other choice

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Hemel Hempstead, England

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Wage.
    Quick promotion possibility is possible but not for certain.

    Cons

    You have to work with people who can't understand you because they don't speak English. It is only bad if you are not Polish.
    Tough working conditions (COLD and noisy warehouse).
    Physically exhausting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Treat people with respect. Though it is hard to believe, we also have personal life that doesn't include Amazon.
    -Hire those who can speak English.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Partner Manager - UK - Ok first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Partner Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Partner Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Ok pay, 28k for a first job.
    Very fun and intelligent colleagues.
    Opportunity to create meaningful projects.

    Cons

    Management is poor. They seem disinterested in people management and would rather do their analysis work. This leads to poor team morale.

    The general feeling is that we have been mis sold the job. It was pitched as a broad reaching role, with elements of consulting and analysis. The reality is that it is telephone sales and there are stringent targets that leave little time to do anything else.

    The attrition is appalling. I started with around 15 colleagues and there was three left after twelve months. This is consistent with other departments.

    The main reason for the attrition is the lack of opportunity to move up in the company. There is one small promotion that is attainable. Once a worker has reached this level the job doesn't change in the slightest. You deal with the same work and the exact same clients. Moreover, they hire externally for managers, who usually have an MBA and consulting experience. When this glass ceiling is hit (usually after about 18 months) there is not much you can do to further your career apart from leave.

    There are a few other things that I find personally negative, however these are the most pervasive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunity for promotions and hire actual managers, not just analysts with no people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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