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Amazon.com Reviews in Scranton, PA

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
3,515 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazon - great but not perfect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant  in  Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Hazleton, PA

    Pros

    It pays decently well, the conditions aren't bad and safety is much better than most warehouses.

    Cons

    Management can send conflicting messages at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a true set of values and set up all your policies around them. Treat all employees fair, including at the supervisor level and apply every policy the same way every time and the morale would get a lot better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receive Clerk  in  Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Receive Clerk in Hazleton, PA

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity for personal growth and advancement

    Cons

    Long workdays, peak Sean is grueling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent pay and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Hazleton, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Hazleton, PA

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are OK 12.50-13.50 to start in the warehouse as a general laborer.

    Cons

    Job requirements are sometimes extreme.

    Lower level leadership team is very inexperienced and often makes things harder on the associates.

    Very arrogant company and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better promotion and hiring program for management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it was ok

    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hazleton, PA

    Pros

    meet alot of people. people are helpful. there alot of new things.

    Cons

    on feet for long period of time and hurt knee because of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are helpful but dont care about their people health

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eh. It's a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Hazleton, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hazleton, PA

    Pros

    Pay is decent
    Easy work
    It's no problem to make rate as long as you don't goof off.
    Met some grreat people there.

    Cons

    Temp job.
    Management had no idea who I was after 3 months of being there.
    No benefits
    Laid off during the middle of a working day with no notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to get to know your employees maybe? I know that they hire a lot of seasonal wokerers, but still.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wearhouse  in  Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Wearhouse in Hazleton, PA

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is that the hiring process was very very fast, maybe too fast for me to make an informed decission to work there.

    Cons

    The list can be so long. hard back breaking work, not easy on the body. the company and management treat you like a slave. more than 1 second late from a break and you get writen up. Written up really? is this Jr. High? Break starts from the time you leave your "station" and it takes 5 minutes to walk to break area. So in a sense your break is only 5 minutes long.

    Management has an attitude that they are better than you.

    It's a low paying job at only $12.50 an hour and you are rated on how many packages you handle on top of that.

    bad company policies for employee's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue how to treat people. People are not numbers, we are not machines. Have a little humanity. You are a manager in a wearhouse, get over yourself, you are not that special. maybe do something about company policy as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs less ex-military and more business professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hazleton, PA

    Pros

    If you work hard they will reward you, the pay is very good for warehouse work and promotions are there if you work hard and play the politics right.

    Cons

    They tend to hire under-qualified ex military personnel into management. They also required a BA/BS degree but do not care what it is in. So you end up with people who went to college for physical fitness in a management position they should never of been allowed into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont treat your employees like amazon is the army. Hiring ex-military is good, just make sure they went to school for something business related.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazon says: "Work hard. Have fun. Make history." should be, "Work Hard. Have no Morale. Make Bezos more Money."

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temp Associate/ Integrity Staffing  in  Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Temp Associate/ Integrity Staffing in Hazleton, PA

    Pros

    Working for Integrity Staffing for Amazon. Do not know if there is any pros besides the pay rate?

    Cons

    Lack of Promotions, Lack of Communication, Lack of Leadership, Lack of Knowledge, Mistreatment of employees, Favortism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to treat the little people better. We bust our butts everyday so you all get your bonuses and reviews. If it was not for us, the work would not get done. Better Treatment and More Open Communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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