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Updated July 26, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2384 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 497 reviews)

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  1. "Great Career employment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Wonderful stock sharing
    Great management
    Fun work place
    Best benefits
    Leadership Principles

    Cons

    No consistency in schedule

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the same path.


  2. "Scanner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scanner in Brownstown, MI
    Current Employee - Scanner in Brownstown, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Flexible, pick your own schedule, some friendly people.

    Cons

    Management doesn't really communicate. I like a couple of supervisors but most are real dismissive

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you appreciate them

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid Working Here if You Can"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in Brownstown, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simple, but physically demanding work
    Set schedule every week

    Cons

    The HR is useless, and are the center reason for people losing their jobs
    15 Minute breaks are actually about 8 minutes (including the walk to the nearest break room) considering they start when the managers call it out at the front of the warehouse and you can't hear them
    VTO program is stupendously bad
    ATO program is stupendously bad
    If you are injured, management will force you into signing a form stating it isn't a work related accident
    Do not accept doctor's notes, funeral home letters, etc.
    If you are hired during peak, you WILL be fired after peak.... which is less than a month of employment
    A horrible attendance policy
    Heard the blue badge (basically guaranteed a job) application was going to open up in 60 days. I worked there for six months and nothing happened.
    Personal Memo: I gave them over a MONTH'S NOTICE that I would need a new weekly schedule and it took them ANOTHER month to finally change it, long past when I needed it changed, hence why I'm a former employee. It's sad, because they claim to have flexible hours and it's HR's fault because they wanted to delay my request for as long as they possibly could

    Advice to Management

    Start taking accountability when your employees faint or get injured
    GET BETTER HR TEAM MEMBERS
    Understand that life does happen, people get sick, hospitalized, and have family members that pass away. You're broken ATO system does no favors for anyone
    Give white badges more opportunities if you aren't going to open up the blue badges
    Just strip out your old system entirely and rebuild it


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Inbound stew"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inbound Stow in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Inbound Stow in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They don't care about you as a person at all? Worked there 5 yrs and they keep raising rates well telling everybody to get higher rates so they can raise rates agaim

    Cons

    Basically slave labor find any other jobs and you will not make more but you will not hate ur life

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing wright ups fro rates.. tot is to make sure we are working.. we can't control wheather we get big or small items for rate


  5. "Problem solve is great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Brownstown Township, MI
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Brownstown Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You really get to have fun at work

    Cons

    Full time is 10 hours instead of 8


  6. "Underpaid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier III in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Tier III in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of locations to transfer to around the world.
    Full benefits on your first day of employment.
    Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    The pay for tier 3 is too low. They only pay their supervisor $2 more than the associates that they supervisor. Supervisors run the shifts and don’t get paid fairly for the responsibility that they have. Tier 3 pay is to close to tier 1 pay and to far away from tier 4 pay. Amazon should really look into increasing the pay rate for their tier 3 position. This is the reason amazon has a high turn over rate , they don’t pay their staff in critical roles enough to deal with task and stress they have to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Have a bigger gap between tier 1 and tier 3 pay. Your best tier 1 associates don’t want to be tier 3 because the pay difference isn’t worth the stress


  7. "Awesome experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Assistant in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Process Assistant in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Has to work long shifts . Ultimately all the hard work going to pay off for sure.

    Cons

    Get frustrated with higher goals. Always had to deal with associates who don’t need to work in such a fast environment

    Advice to Management

    Comiunication

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Field Transportation Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Lead in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Lead in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule is fixed. You get to work overtime frequently. Awesome benefits, nice brand new FC to work in. Amazon, supplies you with everything you need to do a first class job.

    Cons

    They can take a long time to fill job openings.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Managers on site fill the job openings. HR in Arizona takes forever to give our FC quality candidates to interview.


  9. "If you love a fast paced environment, you will love Amazon!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior HRA in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior HRA in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon provides so many opportunities for growth and development. It is a constantly evolving company and if you can learn, evolve, and adapt to change, you will do very well here!

    Cons

    Because Amazon is growing so fast, I had a shortened training time and didn't have the best experience, however, in the long run, having to jump in and learn as I went, made me stronger and better at my job!

    Advice to Management

    Always explain the "whys" behind associate's tasks and responsibilities. If we don't know why we are doing something, it is hard to put the puzzle pieces together.


  10. "Amazing Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownstown, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownstown, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great Pay Easy Adaptability with Management

    Cons

    Odd shift times not enough hours


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