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Warehouse employees are REQUIRED to work to the bone! Beware it is tuff work!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hebron, KY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY

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

Pros

Amazon offers great benefits like stock shares when you are full- time. Always busy so hours aren't and issue and competitive pay raises**! You receive a raise every six months then they are given annually. Quick and easy to make money with a seasonal position.

Cons

Seasonal is comparable to sweatshop work! Very tuff physical labor and expect a mandatory schedule of 60 hours.- full time positions have been rumored ( and lived up to) unemployment after " maxing out on their payroll scales... Warehouse workers will make about $14 hourly and they find ways to fire people ( not my experience) after they have been maxed at the $14** hr mark.... You max out after about 4 years, right when employees are comfortable with their position and relying on the income... Amazon hubs do not seem to value their employees and do not tell a whole lot about their company in whole upon highering... Let alone your position and what your position means to the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Work is dreadfully boring, but pays extremely well

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hebron, KY

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

    Pros

    Palletizing, stacking totes; so easy a monkey could do it; for the most part, you won't lift more than about 30 lbs...not that heavy.
    As long as you make rate, you are left alone for the most part.
    Most employees are very nice and respectful.
    The job pays extremely good money for such easy work---especially night shift
    4 nights a week (off-peak)

    Cons

    The job procedures are a bit nitpicky (EX: above 4 pallets, get a partner, which ain't always possible especially when there are few people on the EOL line and you get weighed down with so many totes)

    Some associates like to boss you around as if they are your supervisors...annoying

    The job is extremely boring and tiresome; you do the same thing over and over and over for weeks and weeks before being given another assignment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the job more exciting by switching up assignments every other day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Push yourself to the limits while dealing with stretched goals

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Amazon promotes leadership skills to every job type and level. It sets clear guidelines as to what is expected out of one's job role to become a good leader. Amazon values its culture fit and put a lot of efforts in hiring people who resonates with these leadership principles. Goal setting is pretty aggressive and pushes people to their limit to achieve that goal.
    For a young software engineer Amazon has all that is needed to grow in the industry and excel in her career.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance couldn't be maintained all the time since Goals are aggressive. It is in the philosophy to have stretched Goals (and not easy goals) so everybody is under more or less stress. One has to handle this stress in order to survive in Amazon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving good compensation and focusing on employees' workplace satisfaction would help the employees cope up with this increased stress. Somehow Amazon's higher management does not seem to value its employees' well being. This reflects in poor workplace amenities in various offices in comparison to other big companies like Google or Facebook. Frugality is taken to its extreme in this sense. People leave the company when they cannot cope up with the stress though the work they get may be challenging and satisfying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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