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Amazon Columbus Reviews

Updated December 9, 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. "Warehouse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Runner in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Runner in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits package for employees.

    Cons

    There were not any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Na


  2. "Datacenter Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Datacenter Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Datacenter Technician in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay to responsibility ratio is good

    Cons

    work on-call shifts that restrict travel

  3. "High paced, challenging, meaningful career as an Area Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for entry level manager.
    Ability to start projects that influence your department/team or facility.
    Open door policy with top management means that managers are always in check.
    Comprehensive daily grading system for all managers that get rated by their direct reports which ensures that all managers are always trying to improve and learn.
    Able to drive meaningful results.
    Management really does try improving the experience for area managers.

    Cons

    Job is very high paced and very demanding which may lead to managers freaking out and quitting; understandable but one should push themselves to take on this huge challenge instead of running from it.

    Depending on how well your site runs you should be regularly NOT doing overtime (except for 1 week and 1 month in a year (prime day, Peak season)). Expect 40-45 hour work weeks with up to 60 hours during peak and prime. This will be different for launch buildings

    Advice to Management

    Keep on maintaining the mindset that you are not the perfect employer, keep on trying to improve, this will lead to bettering the experiences for all of your new hires.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Amazon Area Manager Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Promotional opportunities
    Transfer opportunities
    Benefits
    stock and sign on bonuses

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance
    14 hours + workdays
    Mandatory Overtime that is no compensated
    Work on holidays


  5. "Amazon is the best for you to work and earn your monthly income"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with amazon and make money

    Cons

    You don't have any problems or issues with us once you're honest and loyal

    Advice to Management

    Amazon is the best company ever


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Don’t care about hard workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Packer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Warehouse Packer in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits, co- workers, breaks, decent pay, VTO

    Cons

    Managers are horrible, heat, want you to be a robot

    Advice to Management

    Worry about person being a hard worker and not so much about consistent rate


  7. "Absolutely Exhausting Job"

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    Former Employee - Shipdock in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Shipdock in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Nice Employees, Benefits are okay

    Everybody I worked with was extremely nice(I worked on shipdock) My boss was fantastic and she really helped on the front lines with the rest of us.

    Cons

    Long hours, Rubbish Schedule(Especially nights), Excessively tough work, Not accommodating when it comes to injuries.

    Due to prime week I became hospitalized from dehydration and malnutrition, I experienced seizures and had to spend a bit in the ER because of it. I was fired because my UPT fell below zero even though they reached out to me to find out what was wrong, they never responded to my replies, and fired me.

    Advice to Management

    Get your supervisors on the front lines and working individually with your employees. During my time employed at Amazon, the supervisors always seem out of touch with how we all felt and seem to not care very much. They were more worried about statistics and numbers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Best Customer Service Job in 25 Year Career!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - P2 Retail Prime Now Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - P2 Retail Prime Now Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, focus on one call resolution, caring management, encourage out of box thinking, employee discount

    Cons

    Minimal advancement opportunity for part time associates, can be high volume, always changing atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Part time associates want opportunity for advancement, too. Not everyone can work a full time schedule. Sadly, many talents are wasted by under utilizing the part time CSRs. Take the advice given by experienced reps, and find ways to avoid duplication of efforts. Also, if CSRs see a trend, please give us the benefit of knowing what we are talking about. Continue making the W@H reps feel like part of the team! Knowing we aren't alone makes all the difference on rough days.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative /Shipping and Delivery Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home is convenient

    Cons

    You're just a number to them

    Advice to Management

    When you have excellent employees, try to accommodate their schedules instead of forcing them to quit because they can't work the hours you reassign them to.


  10. "Long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay
    Ability to relocate easily

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Management takes sides of the associates too often

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your managers about what’s bothering them. Could be an easy fix to change the culture of their building.


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