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Updated July 10, 2018
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Brampton, ON (Canada)

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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. "Health and safety specialist job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Training material and content to assist with job is available, leaving it up to you. If you want to ace in your job. There is room for growth and learning. In health and safety field probably one of most safety driven companies. We are given room for testing and implement new changes.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons at current time


  2. "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership experience.
    Very fast faced.
    Lots to learn.

    Cons

    Work life balance not so good.
    Physically very tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Please create a process to retain employees for longer duration.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Modern say slavery"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits starting day one
    Only some benefits are worth it
    The entire job employment and everything is done online digitally

    Cons

    Working at amazon has to have been one of the worst experiences of my life. . If I could describe working at Amazon in one word, it would be fear. Fear of going to the bathroom, fear of walking around on your break, fear of doing your job even. The amount of pressure and strain your body will take for standing 10 hours straight everyday will be the first reason as to why anyone would leave. The competition is unreal. The way people will stare at you as if you were just born yesterday. The location that I worked at YYZ4, is entirely run by Indian people. 99.9% brown. Amazon runs on a point system so that means if you arrive to work late (even by minutes), leave early (even by minutes), or miss work for whatever reason, you get "rewarded" with a point. 6 points and your done. Safety doesnt exist because your numbers are what matters. Everything is done on a computer and/or tablet so everything is measured in numbers. You must achieve 100% everyday or you will be subject to termination. They will threaten your livelihood every single day. Eating in the cafeteria I like to call incredibly disturbing. You will get wicked looks and stares of disapproval from almost anyone. Please be warned that working at Amazon is not for everyone and that they will chew you up and spit you out because they know how expendable you are.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity
    Diversity
    Diversity
    .


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible!"

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    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Literally none except maybe for the health benefits if you last more than a week!

    Cons

    One of the worst jobs you can ever get into. Majority of the workers seem depressed and look like they want to commit suicide. Managers are incompetent and unprofessional. They are mostly brown (Indian) and play favourites and give preferential treatment to brown workers. If you speak their language that's a bonus since they blatantly speak punjabi in front of other staff members which is completely unethical and absurd. The factory is run like a zoo and the workers are treated like animals. Do not work here unless it's a last resort. Working at the Amazon fulfilment centre is the epitome of modern day slavery.

    Advice to Management

    This company's business practices needs to be reevaluated!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Everything is the numbers from computer, work hard like a robot"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays bi-weekly on time
    Nice cafeteria
    Good benefit (Health care, dental)
    Easy to get in (Only back ground check)
    A lot of young workers.

    Cons

    Everything is measured by computer, the only thing manager/supervisor does during work hour is looking into laptop computer and figure out who poor performer is (who will be the next to terminate)
    The target is very high, is set based on 75% of associate can achieve, this means 25% of associate will be terminated soon or later. (means it is almost impossible for newly hired associate to survive, they don't allow learning curve period, expecting at least 100% of target, 4 warnings will get fired)
    Rating is on the board everyday (every after break, this gives everyone pressure to work harder, it is like cheap bad high school.
    Certainly there is favoritism exist, some will get easy job (so that rating looks good), promoted to higher position, not necessarily based on higher skills.
    Noisy and hot environment.
    Not much appreciation from manager/supervisor, associates are expected to work like robot (regardless feeling/condition, constantly achieve rating for 10 hours on every working days) It is very sad to see some associates use those carbonated caffeine energy drink to keep up for entire shift.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than watching laptop computer for every minutes during shift, do something more productive work.
    Rather than threatening for termination only based on the rating report calculated by computer, look how hard everyone is working, try to understand what is the obstacles associates are facing, try to improve process rather than shuffling people around.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fc Associate"

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    Former Employee - FC Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, easy to commute to work.

    Cons

    Longer shifts with hard work

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Benefits
    -Internal transfer oppurtunities
    -Good managers

    Cons

    -Lots of demand to perform at rate
    -Stressful
    -Minimum wage
    -Point system for attendance

    Advice to Management

    Stay postive for your team members, because your attitude makes a difference for how well the job is taken.

  8. "Clerical"

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clerical in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because of the name and fame of amazon

    Cons

    May be no cons Working in amazon


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Hard labour"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Clean environment , benefits and PTO from day one

    Cons

    Very had labour , very fast paced environment, you are constatnly reminded to increase your rates, people blame each other a lot, LOW PAY FOR THE JOB DONE.

    Advice to Management

    Please increase pay.


  10. "Dynamic &"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - young & dynamic teams
    - growth opportunities
    - fast moving environment

    Cons

    - long hours, however work is rewarding and time flies by


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