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Updated March 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "Ship dock associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Improving your skills with high standards

    Cons

    Work hour with 10 hour per day is hard without sitting


  2. "slave labor"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits starting day 1. Don't expect to get your card/number for 3-4 weeks

    Cons

    long hours
    have an issue? Rather than deal with it...You're replaced

    Advice to Management

    People are more than numbers folks

  3. "Docker/shipping"

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    Former Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work as a team to achieve specific goal

    Cons

    Failure on the part of a candidate to achieve a desire goal over the functions and responsibilities because of lack of improve working environment for the staff

    Advice to Management

    Management ought to increase incentive for staffs benefits to enhance their passions and responsibility to increase workers productivity on job.


  4. "Seasonals"

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    Former Contractor - Fulfillment Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Fulfillment Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team spirit and on-the-job training

    Cons

    Difficult but not impossible to grow or advance internally


  5. "Good working status"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Can get time off often

    Cons

    No thing to complain about


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 day work week, I like that

    Cons

    Terrible wages. No one could live on that.

    Advice to Management

    It's a trillion dollar company, they could easily pay better.


  7. "Not the Best"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Get paid overtime, but it's sometimes mandatory.

    Cons

    They don't treat their employees very well.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "My Life in Their Hand (Stow)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    - Colleagues are great and friendly.
    - The benefits is great but I haven't use it yet.
    - You get the chance to use PTO (Personal Time Off) anytime without permission.
    - Discount on Amazon (though it have limit once a year. Like how cheap do you have to be??)
    - Three days off

    Cons

    - Three days off woohoo!!!!! BUT they can call you in for additional 10 hours on top of 40 hours. Even worse... 20 hours. We were trained about the 10 hours part but not the 20.
    - They can call us in within few days notice.
    - You do get timed for everything you do.
    - Managers complain about stowers wrapping up 5 minute before the break (because it's a long walk to the cafeteria) but want us back within 5 minute after our break. So technically the break is 20 minutes.
    - NO SUNNNNNNN!!!!!! (Well, I'm front half so 7 am to 7 pm) so it really get depressing..........
    - It get really hot but they will send someone to check up on you if you try to relax so it's annoying
    - Accidents can happen because people aren't calling out everytime they cross aisle.
    - Almost minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear about the hours in contract and make it more accessible. It's annoying trying to look up informations from within Amazon and not my own home. I don't want to be there more than 10 hours.


  9. "so far its great working in amazon colleagues are very friendly and managers are helpful."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    pays great and benefits

    Cons

    wish they could allow us to wear confortable shoes since we used a lot of standing and walking.

    Advice to Management

    please be more approachable and helpful.


  10. "stow"

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    Current Employee - Stower in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Stower in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    okay just started don't really have much to say to early

    Cons

    no washrooms on other floors only on the main one and you do get timed

    Advice to Management

    should have washrooms closer for females sometimes females need that washroom close so they don't impress themselves. walking down 4 set of stairs and to the other sided of the building is a long way ladies could have a accident by the time. No one want to feel embarrass about going to the washrooms.


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