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Updated May 23, 2018
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  • Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse (in 2255 reviews)

  • No work life - personal life balance (in 466 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place for Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company which allows for growth both informally and formally through promotions. One of the few places that focuses more on the results an employee delivers without letting their age get in the way of opportunities earned.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and organization for such a large company. They do not pay for furthering education on a graduate degree level.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more benefits for furthering education on a graduate degree level to invest further in your employees and provide incentives to stay at the company.


  2. "if you leave out the benefits, its crap and unorganized"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits package. you dont have to wait 30-90 days like most companies do. benefits start the 1st day. pay is decent if it's your 1st job. you get VCP (free money if productivity and attendance are met for the FC as a whole which can range from 2% to 10% added onto your paycheck. Peak season is when this usually happens) also you are given RSU (restricted stock units) within the company to invest in. Also you are given the option of opening up a 401k provided by amazon. The PA's (Process Assistants) are fun and easy going people for the most part. other tier 1 co-workers can be decent somewhat to a point. just dont think everyone is your friend.

    Cons

    poor management teams. the way they hire new managers at BWI2 is poorly done. Human Resources at times can make errors as well as team mangers and senior ops mangers. I've seen the best of employees get fired for no reason. i myself got fired because of a so called "system error" done by Human resources. So please be careful before you think of going into BWI2. most things when it comes to being promoted at BWI2 is a popularity contest.

    Advice to Management

    think of a better way not to get employees fired by mistake and come up with a better process when it comes to hiring new managers PLEASE. Stop making things a popularity contest and hire managers fairly.

  3. "Like everything, there are pros and cons."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay for overnight weekend shifts is 14.00 per hour, 401k, health benefits starting day 1, opportunities for advancement, friendly managerial staff, lots of ways to voice your opinion within the warehouse location, re-training available at any time during your employment

    Cons

    Long hours, being on your feet for extended periods of time, not having hardly any human interaction during your shift, repetitive work day in and day out, having to meet certain rates per hour so soon in employment, not really any opportunities to engage with coworkers/meet new people/make friends

    Advice to Management

    A little more on boarding training for new hires, maybe not be so strict on units per hour rates the first two weeks - some people take longer to catch on than others, have more teamwork positions available, more options for shift schedules


  4. "They don't really care about their workers"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are the only real things to look forward to at this job

    Cons

    Hours, breaks, and HR sucks


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Bittersweet"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked as a fulfillment associate at the Amazon warehouse twice now and it's good for people who are young because it typically starts at $13/hr. You are guaranteed 40 hours/a week and it's only a 4 day work week so you have 3 days to rest.

    Cons

    Even though you get a 3 day weekend, you actually need that rest because eventually you feel as though you are overworked. Long 10 hour shifts start to wear on your body because breaks do not make a difference as you are on your feet all day non-stop. Managers constantly nag you about numbers to increase production which is expected but they'll threaten your job if you do not produce at rates that they expect. And for $13 I'll find a job elsewhere doing less work for the same amount of money (which I did).


  6. "Fulfillment Associate"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hard working people
    Good money
    4 day work week

    Cons

    Long hours and communication could be improved upon.


  7. "Not a good work experience at Amazon Warehouse."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate(ICQA) in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate(ICQA) in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay,and consistent hours.

    Cons

    Long hours with short breaks. Standing in one area for entire shift. Very repetitive boring work and terrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Managment expects for you to work fast like robots without making any mistakes which is almost impossible. If you make too many errors you will get a write up and eventually fired. I feel like Amazon is such a huge and busy company that they only care about the numbers and if you don't meet them you will get fired. Even if you are sick or in pain they will still make you work so keep that in mind if you are thinking of working here.

  8. "ICQA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ICQA in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - ICQA in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's not all the same one process you get to learn 3 different counts and there are more chances for you to learn something different!

    Cons

    For CC count it gets very annoying when you scan everything but then the last item has a problem with it and you have to pull an andon which messes up your prductivity.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better quality rates I feel like too many things can happen to the bin that I just counted that goes to another counter which will mess up my rate.


  9. "foreclift operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forclift Oparetor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Forclift Oparetor in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    i like it. be nice & professional job .

    Cons

    i don't see any. its simple.

    Advice to Management

    be friendly all job makes great .


  10. "Stow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    The pay welswas great for entry level

    Cons

    Every thing else.
    The management
    The hours
    The unrealistic expectations
    The quanity over quality
    A money hungry company who dont care about poo it their cuatomers and definitely not their employee's

    Advice to Management

    Hire a better management team


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