Amazon.com Reviews in Whitestown, IN

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
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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.  

    Overall I've had a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Whitestown, IN

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are just a commodity to be used.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Whitestown, IN

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Park yur barin at the door

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Employee  in  Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Employee in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    During peak season, all the overtime you could want, and more. Lots of $$$ to be made, if that is your only objective.

    Cons

    The mind numbing repetition sucks your will to live. Managers aske "how are you doing", but they REALLY don't want to know. During peak season, a DJ blasts music through the warehouse to create a "fun" atmosphere, but for some people, it's just hell on earth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realie that these are PEOPLE working for you, not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not work for this comany

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    Current Employee - Outbound Order Packer  in  Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Outbound Order Packer in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    Insurance is awesome and that's it

    Cons

    Everything...they treat you like crap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and doing so, will make happy and productive employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Can be good if you are friends with the area manangers

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    Current Employee - Stower  in  Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Stower in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Various cultures of employees, cross training in other jobs around the warehouse

    Cons

    Long hours, kept on a tight rate you have to accomplish by the end of the day. Managers can be very hard at times. The HR department is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more opportunities for every person not just the employees you mostly like. The work hours are way to long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Warehouse Associate

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    Healthy, fast paced days fly by, you can learn a lot if you want to, very clean environment, benefits are awesome, people are very nice to work with. They do a pretty good job about promoting the best candidates.

    Cons

    The place is so big it's hard to get noticed, Takes a while to get to get promoted, After your basic training there isn't any real structured training. Additional training is basically asking a lot of questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a pay grade between Tier 1 and Tier 3 employees, Many employees are better than the Tier one and and need the incentive to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's an ok place to work but I do not like having to be at 100% everyday to keep my job

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    Current Employee - AFE  in  Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - AFE in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Can apply for your benefits on the first day of work

    Cons

    Only Amazonians can make up to 14.50/hr
    False advertisement on tv and radio for integrity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall its alright, Great for grinders

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Assc Tier I  in  Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Assc Tier I in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    Money, co-workers, range of different types of jobs

    Cons

    Upper management, have no life out side amazon, long hours, no part time, moral is usually horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its better if you actually communicate with each other seems to be a big discourse between management levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for high school grads

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    Good money straight out of high school. It is easy to get recognized if you are working hard.

    Cons

    You better be ready to work hard. There is no sitting around or stopping on the warehouse floor for 10 hour shifts other than lunch and breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better and more monetary incentives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A busy, constantly on the move type of job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker  in  Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Whitestown, IN

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

    Pros

    Pros: decent pay, good people, good exercise. You get some employee benefits and learn how Amazon works from the inside.

    Cons

    You don't really get a break. Your feet hurt after awhile, your lunch break is short and the shifts are very long. Pretty taxing. Can be mind numbingly boring at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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