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  1.  

    Good pay, bad working conditions, ugly realization that you don't like factory work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AFE Pack in Ruskin, FL
    Current Employee - AFE Pack in Ruskin, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good pay about 11-12$ hr

    Cons

    3 breaks first a 15 then a 30 then a 15 again only problem is it takes 5 mind to get out of the work area plus then you have to go through metal detectors equals robbed of most of your break. Second is that they work you like slaves I mean it like modern day migrant farm workers. Your expected to do things at a machine like pace for 10 hours straight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give longer breaks like an hour for lunch. Try not to push people to be like machinery and pack a box every 45 seconds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Easy job, low pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Package Handeler in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Package Handeler in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Easy job, basically you stack packages on a shipping pallet. When the load is about 61/2 feet high you wrap it in shrink wrap and move on to the next one.

    Cons

    You start as a temp employee and stay there. Even though the volume of work justifies converting temp to regular employee this is a rare occurrence. Temp. employees do not get benefits and are paid 50 cents per hour less. Temps start at $10.79/hour and stay there. Average 20 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want employees to "move with a purpose" give them a reason: benefits and higher pay as a regular employee. Also no chance to advance to management. They hire 20 somethings right out of college so if you are over 30 forget it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer intership

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Its culture is good, lots of online training inside. Almost free hotel for an internship. Seattle is beautiful.

    Cons

    Not so much help from my mentor. I need to work out a lot of things by myself. Everyone is busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on training. More communications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Work hard, have fun

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seller Support in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Seller Support in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    High growth ecommerce company with extreme focus on customer satisfaction by improving price, selection and convenience. Individuals with talent, experience and a willingness to work hard have tremendous opportunities to further their career.

    Cons

    With growth comes opportunity but also challenges. The challenge is to attract sufficient amount of employees to support the growth. Unfortunately, there is little time to grow the talent to occupy key positions which necessitates the hiring of experienced key personnel who in turn erode the customer culture in the company by introducing management principles that do not match the company culture. This in turn creates a culture of 'tried and tested' vs breakthrough thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cultivate or hire employees based on customer obsession; hire for aptitude, not for experience only.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Enjoyable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Pay was decent, Benefits are great, and a lot of fun people.

    Cons

    Poor communication with Tier 1s, Opportunity to grow seem limited unless you want to move to a different FC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work if your starting out in IT or trying to get further in that realm.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - IT Support in Murfreesboro, TN

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience, Team focused, get to learn technology at a high level, and help with IT related projects. Hands on experience with a variety of IT Equipment such as thinclients, switches, ap's etc. Ton's of benefits including, 401k, health insurance, life insurance, discounts, stock sharing. Greatest pro in my opinion is you don't have to answer the phones, just solve problems.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, career advancement and training seems to be lacking. Rotating shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Starting pay should be higher for all the responsibilities we have. Hiring people for one site and keep them there and you will have happier, more productive employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    You're rewarded for delivering high quality products.

    Cons

    Not your typical 9-5. There's always something to be done, so I wind up working more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I loved the people and i love the great customer service

    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    I love helping customers to get their orders

    Cons

    The management can be difficult sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the best employees instead of letting them go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great pay great benefits, 4 day work week.

    Cons

    Very physically Demanding. On your feet the whole shift

  11.  

    Great place to grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    - A place where builders can build
    - Relatively flat company
    - Able to learn and grow so much in a short period of time
    - Opinions are valued at all levels

    Cons

    - Internal development tools aren't the greatest
    - Salaries can be more competitive
    - Benefits aren't great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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