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Updated February 13, 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. "An amazing company to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Monee, IL
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Monee, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay great people good health care prices

    Cons

    Night shift can never get enough sleep


  2. "Descent pay, good benefits but poor working conditon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay and opportunity for team productivity bonuses.
    - Decent Management

    Cons

    - Work was not nearly worth the pay.
    - No opportunity to move up with out a college degree
    - Management is nice but ultimately can't help with much.
    - once your time off is negative you're instantly fired with no exceptions.

    Advice to Management

    Be more sympathetic to the good workers and be very hard on the unproductive workers. What's the point of team productivity bonuses when half the team does their bare minimum?

  3. "Nice pay but tiring"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    The pay is nice and lounge room nice.. Free hot chocolate and coffee

    Cons

    Always on feet and short breaks


  4. "Packaging Department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packer in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Packer in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, meet new people

    Cons

    Family emergency, short break, rate


  5. "(PA) Process Area Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - (PA) Process Area Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - (PA) Process Area Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, and step plan with wages

    Cons

    Poor Communication, Need to improve on safety management

    Advice to Management

    Improve on communication


  6. "Great Experience as a College Student"

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

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

    Pros

    - Get to create 2 events per month that you are in charge of
    - Great Managers/ Networking
    - Awesome Training program
    - Great experience while a college student

    Cons

    - Managers are in Seattle and not get to see them much. But understandable as the program is in over 100 Universities

    Advice to Management

    Keep what you are doing!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "this place is awful"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Monee, IL
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Monee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits are decent thats about it

    Cons

    the dust and ventilation system is awful. honestly its bar minimum working conditions.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "pa"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, some of the associates

    Cons

    pay is low for process assistant who do everything in the dept.

    Advice to Management

    stop having so much favoritism


  9. Helpful (1)

    "You’re nothing but a robot and number"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Monee, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Monee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good

    Cons

    Their metrics are almost impossible, and the mangers will wrote you up even when the write up doesn’t make sense to them. They macro manage you and treat you like a robot. You are nothing but a number that is there to stock for them. I started at a new center and within the first year they had fired over 4,000 employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your team members like people and not numbers that are their to get you your bonus every month


  10. "good job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Fullfilment Associate in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Part Time Fullfilment Associate in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedules, good pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    nothing I can really think of honestly


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