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Updated June 11, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2287 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

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  1. "HR Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "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

  3. "It is okay"

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

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

    Pros

    You get payed on time

    Cons

    You have yo kill yourself to get the real money

    Advice to Management

    No


  4. 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.


  5. "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.


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

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    • 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


  7. "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

  8. "Seasonal Associate"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Patapsco, MD
    Current Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Patapsco, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just the money and that you get paid weekly

    Cons

    The work they put you through it totally not worth it. They are running this building so wrong. All they care about are those stupid boxes and their numbers. No one is really helping you learn and get into your grove. And there is no accountability, if one person messes up they take it out on the whole shift. I’ve worked at different warehouse before, this paid more than them but it was ran so much smoother and I actually liked to work. It’s just so much wrong with this building. I’m in Patapsco MD at the delivery station Amazon DBA1

    Advice to Management

    Please come and see how your company is being ran, walk around and ask your employees how they feel about the work. I worked the night shift. Come and you will see. I will never recommend someone to work for amazon, or at least at the one I was employed


  9. 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).


  10. "Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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