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Updated November 29, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2517 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Best company I have ever worked for (and at my age and experience level, that is saying something)."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazonians actually believe in and apply Amazon Leadership Principles on a daily basis in everything we do #CustomerObsession #DeliverResults
    - Values experience
    - Invests in staff (training, coaching and mentoring)
    - Talented, dedicated colleagues
    - Does not encourage working weekends and long hours

    Cons

    - Employees must manage workload to avoid burnout

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing everything that you are doing. Find ways to hire more great employees faster.


  2. "Amazon Advertising"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart People, Fast growing, lots of opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Internal processes can be a headache, Frugality Leadership Principle can be annoying at times

  3. "I can’t wait to be fulltime"

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    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Crest Hill, IL
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Crest Hill, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    I love the pay rate and the weekly pay.

    Cons

    They start you off part time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep helping and motivating the Employees


  4. "Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay.
    Dynamic work environment.
    High standards.

    Cons

    Horrible organizational culture.
    Horrible work life balance.
    Leadership by numbers.


  5. "Wasted my time"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Pay was ok but human resources department sucked.

    Cons

    They try and make you work a schedule you didn't sign up for. I worked a second job I wanted to work Monday and Tuesday Wednesdaybut they put me on a schedule for Wednesday Thursday Friday that didn't work for me and just wasted my time going through all of the headache and management didn't care to helpl you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to help your employees and treat them the way you want people to treat you or your family members.


  6. "Assistant manager"

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    Former Intern - Africa in Skokie, IL
    Former Intern - Africa in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Amazon as an intern

    Pros

    Relation with customers and recovery services

    Cons

    Recovery of money . Billing and recovery

    Advice to Management

    Assistant of the manager director


  7. "Great on People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be trained well in every aspect of the job. The staff are professionals.

    Cons

    There is a work on Saturday and Sunday.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Crest Hill, IL
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Crest Hill, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great colleagues

    Cons

    No cons. Just work hard


  9. "Hell Would Be Better"

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    Current Employee - Sorter in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Sorter in Mundelein, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $15 an hour isn't terrible for part-time work.

    Cons

    The work. It's terrible. As a sorter, you are required to sort 250 items an hour or one per 13 seconds. They look for ways to give you points, points are bad. The hours are terrible, start at midnight, the people are people you don't see in society for a reason. Everyone, where I work at, seems to have been there for less than a month no one is consistent. On my second day, a package was sent to me incorrectly, I asked what to do and did it, then had someone else tell me that I did it wrong and if I did that again, I would be fired. The training is a joke consisting of some videos we have to watch on our free time, they claim to pay you, but they failed to pay me the amount promised, then we got a tour from a mumbler who skimmed through a book for less than 45 minutes and we started. Day two, the "trainer" watches you try to do your job then lectures you about everything you are doing wrong and tells you it will all get you fired. If I have questions, it seems like a burden to get answers. I have never felt so much like a drone in my life, just a cog with no meaning who could be replaced by anyone off the street tomorrow. I suggest you go anywhere else unless you enjoy having your soul crushed. Thank god I only have to do this a few more times and I am out. This job is not worth $15 and hour. They should double that salary for what they put you through. I suggest going anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Get consistent, train better, care about your people, train better, treat people like humans.


  10. "Good job atmosphere very personable people."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salary and short work hours.

    Cons

    Peak season is very straneous.


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