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Amazon Detroit Reviews

Updated March 14, 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. "My experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sorter in Romulus, MI
    Current Employee - Sorter in Romulus, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Pay is amazing. Good benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours. Pain in body


  2. "Management is weak, but all in all good."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Romulus, MI
    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good along with the 401k opportunities.

    Cons

    The management is all about favoritism, however many of the managers make associates feel as if they are going to loose their job and do not give any positive feedback to the associates that are trying and doing good.

    Advice to Management

    Give advice and encouragement to get better than putting their job on the line.

  3. Helpful (24)

    "Area Manager - not as awesome as advertised"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, incentives, restricted stock units

    Cons

    Work long hours that makes the salary not worth it (FYI - I didn’t think that the 14-16 hour days could be true, but they are!) difficult process of systematic discussions and write ups to terminate bad employees, cut-throat management competition where managers work against each other to advance rather than working together as a team

    Advice to Management

    Need more support for Area managers; there’s not enough time in the day to run the operation and give hundreds of associates feedback at the same time


  4. "Love my job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant AFE (Sort) in Romulus, MI
    Current Employee - Process Assistant AFE (Sort) in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced so time goes by fast. Every day I learn something new. Great opportunities for growth. Managers like to hear your ideas, and are open-minded to any change to better the department.

    Cons

    Sort side PA has a lot of responsibility. Conveyance relys on them, associates have to rely on sort PA or sort PG to fill in for bathroom breaks which can be difficult to keep up with your daily tasks when associates take a lot of breaks. If you have a good team though they do respect your time and do not abuse break time.

    Advice to Management

    Know going in that you will make mistakes, own them and learn from them. I wouldn't know half of what I know if some mistakes weren't made along the way. For a sort side AFE PA, log your associates out for bathroom breaks to ensure their time off the floor is tracked in case you get someone who takes advantage of break time. Keep your dwells clear and cpts should always be manageable.


  5. "Solid Entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Romulus, MI
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $15/hr is hard to beat when you’re not living somewhere like NYC. Don’t believe the stuff you’ll read on reddit and such working here is like any other factory. I can go to the bathroom anytime I want and get all kinds of PAID time off, 3 hours every two weeks until you’ve reached 48 on the year. Benefits are alright.

    Cons

    HR AND MANAGEMENT. Do not count on anything management says. Was supposed to get promoted but they said they “didn’t receive my required survey with application” even tho I took it an saw my score at the end. Had to go to 3 separate day 1’s because HR is terribly incompetent, etc. Draining. I’m pretty burnt out.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be so fake.


  6. "Only two 30 minute breaks"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romulus, MI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have benifits and stock options

    Cons

    we only get 30 minute breaks


  7. Helpful (2)

    "It's all about your manager!"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Romulus, MI
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Romulus, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity to learn in a data-driven environment

    Cons

    If you have a bad manager, you will not succeed at amazon, especially senior manager! I believe the 'cutthroatness' of trying to obtain the next leadership level brings out the worst behavior (i.e. metrics over employees). This mentality trickles down to subordinate leaders to point where hourly associates are treated like machines instead of humans, which leads to high employee turnover - associates and managers.

  8. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, PTO, Vacation, management, 4 day work week

    Cons

    Short breaks and long hours


  9. "Okay Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Set Schedules
    Easy Task And Goal
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Very Repetitive Task
    Unrealistic Work Expectations
    Time Off Is Limited
    Set Goals To Achieve Hourly


  10. "Fine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a organize business to work at. Night shift was always the best.

    Cons

    There is almost really nothing bad to say about working there. It seem to be ok to me at a CPT Chaser

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Negotiate with your employers more.


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