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Amazon Buffalo Reviews

Updated October 25, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2476 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 516 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Fullfilment in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Fullfilment in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible shifts. Great managers and supervisors. Lot of fun. HR always there on the site ready to help.

    Cons

    Salary could be higher.

    Advice to Management

    More selective when hire people.


  2. "Okay at the beginning, downhill as time went on"

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    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good initial work environment
    New experiences
    Easy to learn system of things

    Cons

    Toxic seasonal people who don't want to work
    Work didn't add up to pay
    Part time, hard to achieve full time status

    Advice to Management

    Don't separate the people who know what they're doing from each other. Learn to get the lazy ones to work and actually get stuff done.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Logistics Representative"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Representative in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Logistics Representative in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job had no positive aspects. From the start of the on-boarding process, I was blatantly deceived.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance. You should be prepared to dedicate your life to Amazon. The job description I was given was inaccurate to the actual job and I talked to general recruiters. When I asked about hours , they said " it was up to your hiring manager." (warning sign #1). Several things were wrong from the start:

    1.) Buffalo location tried to open too fast. They had to fly people in from other locations to open the Buffalo fulfillment. They haven't been home for a month.
    2.) I didn't get a paycheck for a month. what if I was a single mother????
    3.) didn't have a chair for my 10 hour shifts.
    4.) Schedule is inflexible. There will be a black-out period from November to January where you cannot take any days off or you'll get fired.
    5.) I was not properly trained: normal protocol would be to send me to another fully operational location and shadow someone for a month. I only received about 3 weeks of training at the home site that they rushed to open. After 3 weeks, the "out of town" operators had to leave. Total responsibility would be on me if I made a mistake.
    6.) To HR and senior management, you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Create a healthy work-life balance for employees who aren't floor associates. treat your job candidates with respect and be honest during the interview and on-boarding process.


  4. "Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work was good. Everything is done independently.

    Cons

    Mentor should have been helpful


  5. Helpful (1)

    "SDE Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Time flexibility, new technologies being used all around, enthusiastic people, responsibilities ,

    Cons

    Sometimes, you don't get what you expect for all the hard work you have put in.
    Hiring process is haywire. No benefits apart from salary. Policies try to make you a robot instead of a good developer.

    Advice to Management

    Choose team based on candidate profile


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