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Updated August 5, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2306 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 473 reviews)

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  1. "Warehouse"

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

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

    Pros

    Learn all u can, & get the experience to be able to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Always be aware of how u carry urself around , its important because you're always being observed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you want to be treated in order to have a positive work environment.


  2. "GREAT benefits; quick to terminate; selective enforcement of policy"

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    Former Employee - Learning Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Learning Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, fairly easy job. Somewhat accommodating for personal life events in terms of schedule/shift change requests, etc.

    Cons

    I was terminated without warning for a safety violation after having been in my position for 2+ years while other Associates and managers were actually promoted after having committed similar violations.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce policy across the board; be a bit more objective in policy enforcement. After conducting an audit, I raised 17 policy/safety violations to leadership, none of which were addressed in the manner that policy dictates.

  3. "Starting pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay when most MARYLAND JOBS START AT 10.10 NOW AS OF 07/18

    Cons

    Everyone starting pay is not the same when at entry level or different shifts


  4. "stow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    decent money, discounts, paid holidays

    Cons

    long hours, hard work, micro managed


  5. "Easy to get someone fired if you don't like them"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Schedule works for people - decent days off

    Cons

    HR services suck
    If someone doesn't like a person they can make false accusations and HR doesn't fully research before terminating the person. They do some b.s. crap.

    Advice to Management

    Stop catering to your favorites. Don't believe everything you hear - some people really value their jobs and you play with their livelihood by firing them over heresay. You suck!!!


  6. "HR Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Supply Chain Solutions Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Talent Supply Chain Solutions Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    affordable Health benefits and great equity package
    -fast paced and challenging but rewarding environment
    -very diverse management workforce
    -plenty of autonomy
    -non traditional work environment. (laid back, no strict dress code)
    -plenty of opportunities for career development

    Cons

    -Amazon's flexible and ever changing business model may frustrate those used to a more structured work environment

    Advice to Management

    communicate change more effectively to direct reports


  7. "I am a stower"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to grow.

    Cons

    They offer too much VTO

    Advice to Management

    Reach out those employees with professional experience to be promoted

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job"

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, and the job keeps you in shape.

    Cons

    The managers do not care about the employee's, if you're a hard worker they will use you untill they break you or you hate working there. The system Amazom uses is setup to make the employee fail. Example I worked there for 7 months and out of the 20 people I was hired with after the first three months I was the only one left. I quit this job because I was promised advancement and the managment kept making excuses.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees more.


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

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    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.


  10. "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


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