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Amazon Avenel Reviews

Updated November 27, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2517 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Long Hours But Very Easy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Easy Job
    Good People

    Cons

    Long Days
    Need to Work Quickly

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job


  2. "Line leader"

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Avenel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working at Amazon more than 3 years great pay. Some people are nasty but most of them are really nice.

    Cons

    Some people are really mean.

    Advice to Management

    They should make educated person as a PA.

  3. "Amazon Fulfillment Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avenel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avenel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    okay for students or anyone wanting earn cash

    Cons

    poor breaks, poor benefits, long tiring hard work hours, associate RATE NUMBERS KING or you are fired

    Advice to Management

    treat Associates as humans not robots


  4. "Great potential wasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Avenel, NJ
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Avenel, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career expansion and opportunities, very easy to stay put Pitt move around, whatever you want to do

    Cons

    Site specific leaders are toxic and discriminate towards military

    Advice to Management

    Give subordinates the guidance to succeed instead of getting upset they can't read minds.


  5. "Life As An Amazonian"

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    Current Employee - Senior HRA in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior HRA in Avenel, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazon is a company that is constantly and consistently growing. With growth comes opportunity and advancement. This is a company where you can truly start at the bottom and work your way up. I've been at Amazon for 9 months and I've seen numerous promotions and transfers; I've already had the opportunity to transfer to a site closer to home after only 6 months on the job. I've seen new buildings come up and people get transferred as well as promoted to those buildings. In addition, Amazon offers tuition assistance, Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA Accounts, 401K and Stock Options. It's definitely a great company to work for.

    Cons

    There are Cons throughout life, but the Cons of working at Amazon are met with Pros, for instance there are long hours in the warehouse jobs, but the work days can vary to 3 - 4 working days per week, which gives a longer weekend. But in reality, Amazon isn't meant for everyone, you have to be willing to work hard and be present, with hard work comes opportunity. For those who feel that Amazon isn't meant for them, if they can hold out long enough to get the tuition reimbursement, Amazon will pay 95% of tuition for selected classes and wish the Associate well when then branch out to start their new career (no strings attached).


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Warehousing"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, Medical, 401K (they will match up to 2% of your pay), Paid breaks, Offer bonus

    Cons

    Long Shifts, Hard on body, Constant lifting, expected to meet high speed demands (175/1hr picking Min) Standing long periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Management sit around even while working, employees don't. If employees are expected to stand for long periods of time management should as well. (They take longer breaks, sit as often as they can) Management likes to get in big groups and talk and joke while everyone else is working hard expecting to meet high quota.


  7. "Amazonian experience"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    hours are pretty good
    pay is decent

    Cons

    It is a lot of work

  8. "It is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Avenel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is higher then comparable companies
    Strong "Team" mentality, you will depend on your hourly associates and their success is also yours.
    Fairly good amount of RSUs (Stocks), however as others said the vesting period takes a while (only 5% vested after year 1)

    Cons

    LONG days, 12+ easy
    Some associates really try to doge working, and force others to pick up their slack. They have learned how to game the system in regards to scans and metrics (especially in Amazon Fresh).
    Can be slightly disorganized, with unrealistic goals.
    Working at a Fresh location can be difficult, especially with the changing temperature zones (-35 in frozen goods!) and constant obstacles on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Fresh is a good idea in theory, and probably helps many who are unable to leave their homes to buy food. However, its hard to imagine that the location I worked actually made a profit. The amount of wasted food and items was unimaginable. We probably donated more to the local food bank then the rest of the area combined.


  9. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good hours,environment safe,helpful associates,benefits,good pay

    Cons

    hard to move up in position,hr problems,

    Advice to Management

    Be more resoureful


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hated this place"

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    Former Employee - Fresh Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Former Employee - Fresh Associate in Avenel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Decent pay for a high schooler during the summer

    Cons

    Everything about it sucks. Atmosphere was so dead, everyone working there hated there job. Coworkers would be working 13 hours nonstop on their feet, with 2 15 min breaks as well as a 30 min lunch break. No room for fun.


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