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Amazon.com Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
4,359 Reviews
3.4
4,359 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    good experience so far

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    High performance bar, fast pace

    Cons

    long hours, stress, too much changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seller Support Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    really good training, good salary for Bratislava related to similar position in other multinational company in Slovakia

    Cons

    bad shift, not very flexible... you have to go to work 30 minute before because your work-time starts when the platform on the pc is online....just 30 minute for lunch...and two pause of 15 minute in 9 hour inside the building. and you have to come back to the desk in perfect time to reactivate the platform or the metrics of the entire team will be affected -.-"

  3.  

    Amazon Tier 1

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Swansea, Wales

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and team working, the teams and people you get to work with are great, you get the chance to work basically any shift pattern and do so many varied jobs.

    Cons

    A lot of negativity from associates that are not willing to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new process to take on new associates needs to be re-looked at, there's a term called 'cherry picking' and through that a lot of temps which managers/leads don't think should get taken on do, and a lot of hard workers get laid off.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Lack of Career Progression

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation for a grad role- £28,000
    Young, intelligent and dynamic team
    Multi-faceted, exciting organisation

    Cons

    Lack of career progression
    Difficult to switch between different parts of the business
    No perks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyable job but limited opportunities for promotion

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    • 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
  7.  

    Amazon

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    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.

  8.  

    Learning Development Assosiate

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    • 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
  9.  

    Happy to be here!!!

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    • 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
  10.  

    Excellent development

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect if you don't have a life

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    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

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