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Updated February 3, 2018
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Brampton, ON (Canada)

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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2122 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 445 reviews)

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  1. "FC Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Open minded company where you can grow fast

    Cons

    Very flexible and opportunities are knocking the door just you need to act on the call.


  2. "Great people, not so great pay"

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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

    Pros

    Have met some great people. Co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Training provided is lackluster. You are thrown into the job with very little training 1-2 days in, you are operating heavy machinery/vehicles. The management is not very accommodating and often like to pass the buck if there are any concerns told to them.

    Minimum wage for a job that is very demanding and tiring.

    Same job at other companies pays much higher.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they bring up a concern.
    Pay your employees, forklift drivers and machine operators should not be making minimum wage.

  3. "mixed reviews."

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    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    a good startup job. but less opportunities in canada

    Cons

    salary is low paid . but better for a startup job.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Packer"

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

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

    Pros

    Best company I ever work in my life.

    Cons

    Give everything you got to meet their standards.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Work Work Work!"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits IF you get hired on
    Very clean and safety oriented warehouse

    Cons

    Very long hours 10-12 hours a day
    Everything you do has a rate if you don't make the rate expect a warning which will eventually lead to termination if your rate does not approve, management tends to defend low rates of perm employees and not temp
    Favoritism, managers will speak in their own language behind your back
    Short breaks, very repetitive jobs
    Extremely high turnover
    Uses and abuses temp staff
    Very crowded and crazy during peak

    Advice to Management

    Treat your temp staff better
    Longer breaks


  6. "Order picker"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Direct hire, good benefits, good growing opportunity, safe work environment.

    Cons

    Direct hire but pay is very less compare to market. favouritism on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Management should spy to get idea about favouritism.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Discrimination in internal growth"

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

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

    Pros

    3 days off
    medical from day 1
    Good exposure to youngsters/college students
    ESOP

    Cons

    Discrimination in internal growth which means when u get hired initially as an associate there is no discrimination as they desperately need labourers but if u join with an intention to grow within there is hell lot of discrimination .
    Whites bosses will promote white guys , religious discrimination ( a muslim manager will prefer muslim team members and a Punjabi manager will prefer punjabi team members for promotion) . EVERY DEPARTMENT HAS THESE EXAMPLES IN YYZ4 , Diversity takes back seat here.
    Though for promotion you have interviews with other department managers but the managers are so well connected with each other that they put in a word of who to promote. Basically process and system gaps.
    Also middle aged folks will not grow ( if u are in 40's and 50's), youngsters have a better chance,
    They also don't value your past experience . for example if you have 10 years of experience in finance and there are finance opening, they wont shortlist u or will reject u if u don't have a strong referral or do not butter managers.
    its been frustrating to work here . sometime i feel like sharing all this with the management but get scared they may sack me .
    They cannot recognize talent well for sure !!!
    It is the corporate process and business growth which is running this business because the approach is process oriented and not people oriented except for internal growth.
    Sheer discrimination in internal promotion specially in Brampton YYZ4.

    Low pay rates ( Labour work is worth 17/hr but paid 14.40/hr. Also 3rd level guys are paid less than market.
    Micro management.
    If you have a strong reference you will thrive in Amazon, Talent has no place here !!

    Advice to Management

    Have a robust internal growth process where dependency on people is not there like we have our rates where managers cannot change them .
    interview process should be more in terms of project based than behavioural questions. eg : give a project based questionnaire and give then 1 hr to prepare a small project and present it to ops and HR Team and evaluate them on hands on project not based on question from their past.
    Live in THE present n future not PAST !!!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "YYZ4 will not recommend anyone to work here 6pm to 4.30 am"

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    Current Employee - FC Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    paid on time bi weekly
    Free employees parking
    Free cookies
    Free samosas
    Favouritism is high
    Dental Benefits

    Cons

    Run like hell
    There life out of amazon
    Better paying jobs too
    $ 14.90 per hour
    .25 cents raise after 6 months
    A lot of unhappy associates
    Very Poor management
    Favourites and family succeed
    Modern day slavery

    Advice to Management

    Workers are not robots ,putting someone in a field where there slow and documented them ,racial tension is very high , HR is a waste of time workers are disposable ,hi turn overs and injuries,poor working conditions,water coolers dirty and water filters needs changing for days and weeks ,very hot in summer ,in this case. The poor makes the rich richer , if people know what working conditions go true and stress they think twice about ordering here on amazon.com ,temps are greater than regulars ,why is that ,receiving,packing ,stowing for 10hrs standing ,very dusty ,worst place I ever worked in my life ,run like hell .....run
    Managers 1/2 hour before shift ends now deciding to help out after walking around with laptops for 9 1/2 hrs or it not " there pay grade to do physical work"
    Did i say run like hell


  9. "Competitive Pay and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Competitive Wages
    Restricted Stock units after 2 years of employment
    4 days work and 3 days off schedule

    Cons

    Long work days, 10 hour shifts
    Extremely repetitive tasks
    Mandatory Overtime often
    Managers always changing

    Advice to Management

    - Need to have more career advancement opportunities
    - Should value long serving associates


  10. Helpful (4)

    "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with latest tech and learn from very smart co workers

    Cons

    They expect very long work hours for everyone including managers (10-12/day). Even longer work hours during peak season beginning late September to December. Stand and walk all day if you are in a fulfillment center.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as partners that you want to retain for the long term. If they work hard and produce results, do reward them with praise and well deserved downtime


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