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Updated July 18, 2018
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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. "Fast paced, challenging, and rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Rialto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement, and a challenging yet rewarding job experience.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be stressful to those new to fulfillment roles.


  2. "Good company but needs some work"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Warehouse Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Warehouse Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are given free food and there are activities to do on certain days of the month.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen and it takes a while for procedures to change. Supervision is spread too thin and that lets people slack off. Some supervisors do not do their part in tracking your labor hours by taking you on or off the clock. People are not vetted, they are just pulled off the street for the sort center. Some of those people are good people that work hard, others are not. There was no interview for Amazon's hiring at the sort center, this allows in no way to gauge personalities. Which causes the variable quality in work ethic among the new hires. Tighten those control but give chances to those who show promise.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just run the business by the numbers, you'll run it into the ground that way. Take care of your people and they'll take care of you. Hire for fit and train for skill, when I was there we got a lot of people who would care only of themselves and not the team. This meant that the work was done in a sloppy way that needed to be redone by someone later. Provide employees with training workshops so they can develop that skill as well.

  3. "Life at the empire if Amazon."

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management team really takes notice of your value, even when you dont think they do.

    Cons

    No cons really to add.


  4. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Part- Time Class Q Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Part- Time Class Q Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is fair & hours are good

    Cons

    No Full Time positions available


  5. "Fun until it is not"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Redlands, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some work is better then no work.

    Cons

    Peak is a monster have fun drink coffee.


  6. "So Far So Good"

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    Current Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Mountain House, CA
    Current Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Mountain House, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    So far the benefits, the and and off time options are great. So far Management seem awesome especially Karim. It seem fair here.

    Cons

    The Heat. Jeez it can get so hot some times.


  7. "Good"

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    Current Contractor - Senior in Irvine, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and co workers time manager

    Cons

    Hours and lunch food traffic

    Advice to Management

    Good company

  8. "1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moreno Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer school accommodations, great benefits, they promote inside, stock options, match 401k, career choice, paid time off, unpaid time off , paid vacation time

    Cons

    long hours, rate expectations, hourly cap out pay


  9. "Associate I"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Rialto, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Rialto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Has the Benefits
    Offers 401 K
    Gives personal hours and offers career classes

    Cons

    Mto is Mandatory Overtime
    Their work volume would slow down but had people working there still


  10. "Picker"

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    Current Employee - Picker in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Picker in Tracy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the extra overtime, as well as the holiday pay. Love how they give us 3 option on how we want our days off if we dont want to go in on our schedule shifts, for example they have Unpaid Time Off (UPT: which they give you 10 hours to start off with when your hired on and 20 more upt every 3 months, Pay Time Off (PTO: everyone will start off with 10 PTO and you get 3.** hours added on every pay period which is every 2 weeks) and Voluntary Time Off (VTO: they will send you notification to see if you want to stay home on the day your off or if you want to go home early but it wont effect you at all). I love the great benefit they provide and I love the pay. Its not that great but its better then the other company around my area.

    Cons

    It can get really hot sometime, even though they claimed that they have the place at 75 degrees it doesnt feel like that. They give you 5 weeks to meet there rates if you dont meet it then they will keep writing you up until you reach 3 write up then your fired.


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