Amazon.com Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Amazon is a very fast paced and challenging environment, but it is a good place grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Whitestown, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are paying for much of my education
    They have a ladder that is climb-able from the very bottom

    Cons

    Cross departmental warehouse communication is improving, but it is still a frustration for many.

    Advice to Management

    There could be a lot of time saved by improving communication between departments.
    Hour lunches or 8 hour days would increase productivity, in my opinion.

  2. i love working at amazon.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get great benefits and the people are amazing

    Cons

    you work alot of overtime

    Advice to Management

    stop punishing people who get fired in a different department but are very successful in another

  3. So far, most of my experiences have helped me grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Whitestown, IN

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Treated with respect, able to earn more the longer i'm here, and able to advance.

    Cons

    Working long, physically exhausting shifts, and hard to really know what some expectations are, as Mangers are pretty tight lipped about what to expect in some areas, although some are really helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Be more caring tot he good employees you have. With such a high turnover rate, don't sacrifice long term stability for short term gain.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Sweat shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Technician in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Facilities Technician in Whitestown, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice stock grants if you're in with your boss.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Lots of mandatory overtime

  6. Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Picker in Whitestown, IN
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Picker in Whitestown, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job was fun, fast paced, easy to pick up, etc.

    Cons

    Got points/trouble for something trivial and had to appeal. Very inconvenient.

    Advice to Management

    Allow a little room of slack for the occasional off day before giving a write up.

  7. This company has provided opportunities that other companies have failed to deliver.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Whitestown, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One can learn new skills and develop an incredible work ethic in the process.

    Cons

    One must be physically fit to perform in Amazon, or rather, be able to manage long shifts in order to get job tasks done.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to how employees work and interact with others instead only when you have need of them.

  8. Amazon is a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Whitestown, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rapid advancement, and good benefits. If you work hard managers will cross train you in many different departments which offers more opportunity's for growth within the company.

    Cons

    It really stinks that regardless of whether or not you excel at your job or just scrape by, everyone receives the same raises at the same rate.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with what you say. Attended numerous stand up sessions and heard that cherry pickers will be wrote up and that never happen.

  9. Facilities Tech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facility Tehnician in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Facility Tehnician in Whitestown, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with a good group of guys, provide tools and has a fairly good shop of equipment. Area managers are good to work for.

    Cons

    Almost no internal advancement. Very few have been promoted from within. Many have tried and been turned down. Reasons haven't been about experience or qualifications but they don't pass internal interview.

    Advice to Management

    Look to Middleton, Delaware. Keep treating skilled labor this way and may lose good people or worse.

  10. Helpful (2)

    People are just a commodity to be used.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Whitestown, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Starting pay was good and benefits start immediately.

    Cons

    The normal shift is 4 ten hour days; however during the busy season that can be increased to 60+ hours--and it is mandatory. There are quotas that must be met. I found that those making quota on a regular basis were not following the rules. When this was pointed out to management,they said they would look into it but nothing changed.

  11. Overall I've had a great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Whitestown, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is offered in many roles as an associate. One can decide which role they would like to obtain. If desired after a year of employment amazon will pay 95% of tuition up to 3,000 a year. The benefits are very good,especially their insurance, 401K, discounts, and the people are always positive.

    Cons

    I would say the biggest downfall is communication within the company. Change is constant. Some say the "rate" of production is unreasonable, I find it easy to obtain if someone is willing to just do their job. Core values are not implemented on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Need to spend more time with employees engaging their issues instead of advising them they will follow , which they do not. Personal growth is only utilized if you have a bachelors degree, which holds a lot of potential behind. Overall Amazon is a great place to work, I just wish the advancement opporutunities didn't end at entry level management without a 4 year degree

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