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Updated February 16, 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. "One of the best workplaces you can be a part of!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits from day one, decent level of time off available, plenty of opportunities to move up, open to training you wherever your interests lie, attentive managers, as long as you work hard you will reap the benefits.

    Cons

    Can be unpredictable volume- wise but that's as to be expected with this industry as it is based on customer demands

    Advice to Management

    The sort center I work for does an amazing job!


  2. "Great Workplace for part time job"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Aurora, CO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    clean work place, friendly managers

    Cons

    less hours between 3 - 5 hrs a day

  3. "Great benefits, crappy work."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Thornton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really easy to get hired. Instant benefits are amazeballs! There is a lot of incentive to work here in terms of health care benefits, tuition assistance, bonuses after X amount of years, etc... And starting at $15/hr for warehouse work is nice.

    Cons

    You'll work 10 hour shifts at the same station doing the same thing. You cannot listen to music.
    They allow two 15 minute breaks but the building is so massive it can take you over 5 minutes just to get from your station to your locker/break room.
    My manager was too strict. I was constantly performing 2.5 times better than what was expected of me but if he saw me chatting with the person stationed next to me he'd come tell me that wasn't helping my performance. He even told me I wasn't holding my stretches long enough once ... Gimme a break, dude.

    Advice to Management

    If an employee is exceeding expectations, get off their back.
    Consider training all employees in two fields more consistently and switching the employees work task after lunch to avoid over use injuries and mental fatigue.


  4. "Alright job"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Set schedule, fun environment, okay pay, option for overtime if that's what someone likes

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, long hours if required for mandatory overtime, overtime should be a choice. There was mandatory overtime every week. That's so unfair.


  5. "Decent Job, No advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Non-Inventory Receiver in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Non-Inventory Receiver in Thornton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NO micro manager oversight, good paid time off

    Cons

    no advancement opportunities, small department which gets little attention and funding

    Advice to Management

    Give Non-Inventory a bigger voice, and listen to it


  6. "It is good to work for Amazon at this time"

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    Current Employee - Stower in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Stower in Westminster, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It is a demanding job, but not one specially hard
    Safety and friendly work environment
    You are paid better than others similar work places

    Cons

    Hard to be in focus all the shift, but it is a job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -A lot of smart people
    -Every day you are presented with a different problem to pull apart; depending on how you see things it can be a positive or a negative
    -You will learn a lot from the people around you
    -You will have the opportunity to lead large teams and learn how to drive performance through those teams
    -Benefits are great

    Cons

    -Diversity is a huge miss: Female leaders in Sr roles are practically non-existent and minorities are severely under-represented in those same roles; I would include diversity of thought as well
    -Not a ton of investment in developing leaders
    -You will miss the holidays with your family pretty much every year
    -The culture can sometimes make you feel like you're expendable: there is always someone right behind you that will do the job regardless of experience

    Advice to Management

    Leaders need help establishing a development pipeline to retain talent and make them better.

  8. "Warehouse Slavery"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours were great, there was a ton of overtime and an extra day off because shifts were longer. They offered tons of benefits and assistance.

    Cons

    Health takes a major dive, mandatory overtime will literally kill you. They never accommodated my class schedule and forced me to lose out on nearly $6,000... I tried numerous times to have this fixed, they NEVER did.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that not everyone can physically do the amount of mandatory overtime you force them to do. I am now in the hospital because of this.


  9. "Everyone's new and it's a circus"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Short breaks, managers and leaders are new, with no experience, bad training, no communication, lots of walking,


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sortation Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and if you become a permanent employee the benefits are good as well. I also had a lot of flexibility in choosing my schedule though I did not mind the weekend requirement for part time seasonal employees.

    Cons

    Most positions will start you as seasonal and working in the facilities where they already have enough permanent workers means needing to look for a new job after the two months.


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