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Updated December 10, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2528 reviews)

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

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  1. "Groundskeeker"

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    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The hours are good

    Cons

    The pay is not that good but it's a job

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees because when you do the employees will invest in you


  2. "Stowing in the fulfillment center"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits from day one, you can sign up for dental and go to the dentist the following day, 48 hours of personal time and 40 hours of vacation, plus paid holiday!

    Cons

    Be prepared to work your butt off literally, I lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks, would be good if I had weight to spare! They rob of your breaks! I don’t understand how this is legal!! You have 2 30 minutes breaks that start from the time you leave your station and you are expected to be back in exactly 30 minutes but it takes 5-8 minutes to get to the break room and even more to get to your car, don’t even think about leaving the parking lot because there is absolutely no time

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a 30 minute break and a hour lunch, we are working super hard to get that merchandise where it needs to go!

  3. "Unprofessional environment, managers are not trained well, very dirty building"

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    Former Employee - Package Handler in Sparrows Point, MD
    Former Employee - Package Handler in Sparrows Point, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job to get, they hire anyone

    Cons

    Unsafe environment to work, very ghetto atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Drug test everyone again, and start inforcing the rules better.


  4. "Operations Manager"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growth and Opportunity. Scheduling (4 on 3 off), company has a mission to be the best at everything, support staff (HR, Facilities, Safety). Work is challenging and fast pace. Metric driven job.

    Cons

    Physically demanding job at all levels. If you are used to a desk job it will take some adjusting. Not a con necessarily, but the fast pace leaves little time for development of self and associates, everything done on “the fly”. No one will hold your hand to train you. Resources are abundant, but no formal training plans exist.

    Advice to Management

    Rate of growth will stretch talent thin. Suggest a formal focus on development and succession planning for long term success.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not accommodating and no work/life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, perks, competitive environment and career progression.

    Cons

    Management is all about numbers and doesn't really care about your well-being.
    HR, New Hire Orientation and Training were unorganized.
    Employees who've been with the company for 3 weeks will train you.
    Work-life balance who? 3 x 12 or 4 x 10 plus mandatory OT where you have to use your time if you don't want to work that day.
    A hostile work environment where people are cussing and fussing all the time!
    I recently asked for schedule accommodation or schedule shift but they told me that I have to wait until January after the peak season. I resigned and they decided to let me go than work a schedule that would be mutually beneficial.
    I hope the company would treat employees as HUMANS than NUMBERS and I hope these practices will be exploited soon.

    My perspective of Amazon as a customer and as a former employee entirely change after this experience.

    Advice to Management

    Goodluck!


  6. "Fulfillment center"

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    Former Employee - Pack Singles in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Pack Singles in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning new skills and meeting new people along the way.

    Cons

    Short breaks during long hours


  7. "Micromanage breaks, but no supervisors to be found on the floor during production."

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    Current Employee - Picker in Sparrows Point, MD
    Current Employee - Picker in Sparrows Point, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is outstanding! Very affordable.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism, which impedes upward growth despite your hard work ethic. If you're not in the "in crowd" you're screwed. Supervisors are harder to find then a winning lottery ticket.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the glad handing and get some people with REAL management/supervisory skills running the show. People that are too young have little or no life lessons or work history to draw upon. "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lastly, not everyone should be paid the same. That's kind of a no-brainer don't you think?

  8. "Absolutely no work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Sparrows Point, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Sparrows Point, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful vision from the top of the company.

    Cons

    No work life balance, long hours and just a tough place to get motivated

    Advice to Management

    Could use some “human” in the HR field.


  9. "Excellent benefits lots of time off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits lots of time off

    Cons

    Very hard physical work non stop

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for Amazon employees to move up the ladder


  10. "Process Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    A very fast pace atmosphere that allows for creative and collaborative efforts from team members.

    The ambiguity allows for you to develop problem solving skills.

    You work with a large body of people, which unlocks interpersonal skills.

    Leadership development is a skill you attain while in this position.

    Cons

    No balance in life and work.

    High volume hourly goals

    Stagnant and under valued position

    Advice to Management

    Allow for career development for all who show a interest in growth.


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