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Updated May 2, 2018
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  • Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse (in 2255 reviews)

  • No work life - personal life balance (in 466 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. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Lancaster, NY
    Current Employee - Laborer in Lancaster, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Managers constantly walk floor to address issues or give compliments on work. You get discounts on various business sites from phones to computer to cruises

    Cons

    They do not offer full time

    Advice to Management

    Offer more than 6. - 4 hour shifts and more people would stay

  3. "Company does not have good policies for employees"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Lancaster, NY
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Lancaster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Consistent schedule learn warehouse process.

    Cons

    UPT is not reasonable as if you have a legitimate reason for being absent it is still held against you and you loose your job. My days were Medically excused and yet I was let go due to I got negative upt.

    They say they are for their employees and i was let go for reasons that any real company would have considered.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be reasonable when accessing someones absences. I had perfect attendance and they got ill and let go. i was sick for a week and the doctor excused it. Yet I was let go. I am researching if this is legal.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Production/warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Lancaster, NY
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Lancaster, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Scanning mail is great I scan 179 mail package in one day it varies, on different days of the week. I enjoy doing the mail, and I received bonus points for one day being a splitter sorting mail.

    Cons

    The distance in walking through the building to site is a lot of work on the legs, and bending to reach the mail can be pain in the back, yet most of all it get better on my body because it's the muscle,s I do not use often.


  6. "From A-Z"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work place, good people, good benefits

    Cons

    Growth is slow, compensation is below par


  7. "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

  8. 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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