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Cog in a machine

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Packer in Swansea, Wales (UK)
Current Employee - Packer in Swansea, Wales (UK)

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

Pros

It's a job in these hard times. Ideal for 'nazi' types - plenty of jobsworths in charge of drones.

Cons

Packing in the 'Fulfillment Centre' has to be one of the worst jobs going, it's like being in a work camp - be prepared to stand (a sit down for a minute is forbidden) for 4 hours solid before the break. This break is meant to be 30 minutes BUT the queue for the security barrier - which goes off for everyone (teeth fillings?) and the long walk back to your station results in about 20 minutes. Another three and half hours standing, questioned as to where you've been if you go to the loo (where would you go as you're not allowed out?) or only being spoken to when told you need to up your speed to meet targets. There's no incentive to speed up unless you count being able to keep the job because you will be given 'points' if you fail - 3 points in a 3 month period results in a disciplinary. Then the queue to clock out and negotiate security plus the long walk to the overflow carpark adds another 20+ minutes to your day.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat people like human beings - no reason not to bearing in mind the money Amazon makes.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    gud

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    gud management, gud career advancement

    Cons

    lot of work, no work life balance

  2.  

    Good pace, but unfortunate corporate policies

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Everything is comfortable and acceptable though not amazing in any way. The people coworkers are nice and friendly to an extent. The work can be exciting or not, depending on the project and what department you are in.

    Cons

    There are some bad corporate policies. For example, they have a policy against giving references. They also keep things secret if you are not directly working on a project. They do not serve free lunch and that they do serve is not great. The surrounding food trucks range from bad to good but the good ones have long lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More openness, freedom for employees to choose what to work on.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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