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Updated September 16, 2017
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  1. "Sort"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownstown, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownstown, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work and learn

    Cons

    Some employees don't need to work they they are lazy and management let it spade alot.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sort center employee"

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    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short hours Voluntary Time Off opportunities Unpaid Personal Time off the ability to check hours on the amazon Hub and keep track of all other personal matters pertaining to work

    Cons

    Management doesn't really listen to our concerns! Makes working a little less appealing at times making employees ready to leave early and no encouragement to stay over and get the products out

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees voice their opinions without judgement! Listen to their concerns and really take them into consideration seeing as how we're the ones actually working the job! Some of us would know what's best to keep up the best flow for productivity and operations

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, fast paced environment. Good people. You have to make your own mark abd work hard. Lots of opportunities to move up!

    Cons

    Lot of work, especially prime day. You might have to work different shifts. You have to keep your eye on the prize!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the people


  4. "Great Company, Better Office"

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    Current Employee - SDE2 in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - SDE2 in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Wide variety of challenging problems to solve and plenty of work to be done
    - The compensation is top notch. Even as a college grad SDE you'll probably be paid what a senior engineer is paid at the other large companies in Detroit. If you stay for a few years you'll be treated with much stock.
    - Office is very friendly and there's plenty of community-building events driven by a great office manager
    - Yes, you can transfer to Seattle just fine should you want to do that

    Cons

    - Monthly On call rotations with typically pretty heavy operational load.
    - Sometimes recently it seems like empire building is the true motivation behind some decisions (though it can always be framed with some LP like Customer Obsession)

    Advice to Management

    Favor keeping the small, friendly startup feel of the office over building an empire


  5. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits such as tuition reimbursement and pay

    Cons

    Mundane and boring work in the warehouse


  6. Helpful (1)

    "My first job and I love it"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sortation Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sortation Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they give very good pay almost $12.25 and also gives extra time. i worked as seasonal sortation associate

    Cons

    well I don't have negative comments about amazon


  7. "Delivery Driver"

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    Current Contractor - Delivery Driver in Brownstown, MI
    Current Contractor - Delivery Driver in Brownstown, MI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor

    Pros

    Job is very flexible and you can pick up reserved shifts and/or any shifts that become available throughout the entire day. Pay is also nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes you go over the time paid delivering packages and are only paid for the time of hours you accept even if it takes more time. most shifts are 3-4 hours unless you accept more hours throughout the day which can be hard since they go pretty fast.

    Advice to Management

    Give out more reserved offers to contractors.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced friendly environment team mentality.

    Cons

    Physically demanding can be very repetitive


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Amazon has a great system to feel like you are a part of something bigger.

    Cons

    Did not get to build meaningful connections that I hoped at a company like Amazon Many of the workers are fairly separated from each other, a fratty atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to keep things running like a startup. As soon as you stray from it, the path goes downhill.


  10. "Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Canton, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The great thing about this company is there are so many positions, you can possibly move up. Also they have flexible hours.

    Cons

    If its not peak season its hard to get a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your personal feelings on someone, effect another persons success.


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