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Updated February 9, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely love it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a place where you will work hard but the opportunity is endless. You won't find another company with the growth and ability to make a large impact on the Operation. It's a results-driven, non-political environment that is focused on leadership, results, and thinking outside the box.

    Cons

    If the possibility of working night-shift is a problem for you, Operations may not be a good fit.


  2. "Great Pay, Unenjoyable, Intolerable"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is excellent, Amazon discounts, other benefits

    Cons

    Very boring, slow and repetitive, no cell phones or headphones allowed so you cannot listen to music, very strict on any mistakes made, even after first day, you have no say in where you would like to be, VTO is a pain to claim

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees there own music, so they are not bored out of there mind, don't play same repetitive music over loudspeaker as it is very annoying and unproductive

  3. "The longer the better it seems"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent. While the work is challenging, there are ample opportunities for upward mobility.

    Cons

    The culture can allow for very aggressive management. Numbers rule and as a result, respect can not be presumed but must be a personal principle where one both extends it and demands it in return.

    Advice to Management

    Excellence should not and does not require the abandonment of kindness. I have witnessed associates being intimidated, disrespected and bullied. I have also witnessed associates being treated with kindness and respect. The former should not be tolerated and the latter should be rewarded.


  4. "FC Area Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    + The compensation is outstanding. Highest pay, benefit, stock, vacation package in my area.
    + You will learn a great deal about the distribution industry.
    + Looks great on a resume
    + You will work with an educated, smart, and hard working peer group.

    Cons

    - As an Area Manager, your day will be 13-14 hours long. During December, you will work 5 days a week, 14-16 hours hours. You will have to check email/computer on your days off. Not much work-life balance.
    - Very high turnover: Average hourly worker tenure is 9 months. Average manager tenure is 18-24 months before leaving.
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    Advice to Management

    Amazon extols the virtue of standard work, then runs each building independently. Standardize the standards......


  5. "production worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Production in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it a wonderful place to work I just love being in the public eye and interact with people

    Cons

    not much i say about that

    Advice to Management

    they are doing a wonderful job


  6. "Customer service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxing, stable, easy, remote, can help ppl solve problems which is satisfying

    Cons

    Poor salary, repetitive, do not care about flex drivers at all, feel horrible to repeatedly telling drivers email an off-road address

    Advice to Management

    Stop asking others for help


  7. "Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    AWS culture is very unique - customer obsessed, innovative, and creative. The leadership principals drive the culture. Very fast paced organization, and individuals must be able to work independently and learn how to execute quickly.

    Cons

    AWS is an growing very fast and it is requires individuals to adapt and execute depending on the nature of the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring people who demonstrate our core leadership principals.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great culture for everyone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money. Opportunity. Benefits. Travel. lots of locations. Lots of areas to explore. Great for young career climbers. Not so great for the rest of us.

    Cons

    Expectations. Employees literally treated like a bar code. No warmth at all. No personality. Very cold and impersonal. No training. Company wide sink or swim mentality. Managers who don’t want to manage.

    Advice to Management

    How about you start encouraging your employees to actually talk and create relationships? We get it. The customer is #1. But it’s coming at the cost of real humans. Your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Illusion of Grandeur."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will hire any person that can fill out an application
    Fulltime
    Great 401K Plan
    Potential to advance easily
    Very fast pace and ever changing.
    Work from Home

    Cons

    Stock plan is a flat out lie
    Cross train into every dept they can get you in without any compensation at all
    Always changing supervisors (9 in 1year)
    Cant settle and learn your job because they are ALWAYS shuffling employees
    After 1yr you are eligible to earn Vacation 1 hour at a time.
    Quarterly bonus is ALWAYS not right
    Never know from 1 day to the next what your going to be doing

    Advice to Management

    Stop shuffling employees like a deck of cards
    Slow down
    All Supervisors should have at least 6 weeks on the phones so they know what they are talking about
    Employees that work from home should be able to have some fun like they do in Seattle


  10. "Shipping"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    They gave us a $2.50 raise while I was there, cause everyone else was making more than them

    Cons

    Thy won't listen to their employees when you have a problem, or if you tell them you can't work at one position but they put you there anyways. My biggest problem was the HR department at the disabuation center. I had a question about using my PTO and went to the HR "office" (can't really call it a office cause it just something they made up at there entrance). When I ask the question they look me up and notice I was clock in and told me to go to work and won't answer my question. When I call there 800 number they agree it was wrong of them to do what they did but didn't help me with solving that problem. Also when I put in my PTO I got it wrong and put in too much time for that day so for working 4 hours and use 10 hours of PTO.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees!!!!!!


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