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Amazon Detroit Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 595 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot from each of your team members as they are equally bright & capable" (in 544 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be hard to build work life balance" (in 2564 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 531 reviews)

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  1. "Ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is good with the company

    Cons

    Nothing is bad going on rt now


  2. Helpful (13)

    "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

  3. "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


  4. "Okay Job"

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    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


  5. "Fine"

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    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.


  6. "Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and innovate in the area of Machine Learning

    Cons

    To keep up with rapid innovation in AWS Services requires rigorous time management


  7. "Avoid this place like the plague!"

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    Former Employee - Packer in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Packer in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are the only good thing about amazon.

    Cons

    Worthless employee discount. Unrealistic expectations of employees. Long hours, manditory overtime. Constant standing. They enforce rates on job tasks that aren’t fair and write people up constantly. It’s a revolving door, always people getting fired and hired, like daily. Your 30 min break isn’t really 30 because it takes 5 mins to walk to a clock to punch out snd in. Sane with breaks. They’re talking about the many ways to be fired all the time, from day one. No ways to request or call off work, not even if you’re sick, no doctors excuse nothing. You get 10 paid and unpaid hours to start and if they’re gone then too bad, you get fired. No discussion. They add hours but not in fast enough increments or amounts to make a difference. There’s so many more cons honestly. But i digress.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage. The management is a joke, bad attitudes, unfriendly, unhelpful. People arent cattle. Treat people like people.

  8. "Stow"

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    Former Employee - Stower in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Stower in Romulus, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There isn’t any pros

    Cons

    They don’t take anything serious

    Advice to Management

    You need better management


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tools and Process which work at the scale of Amazon

    Cons

    Their performance measurement criteria is very subjective and thus gives managers a very easy way to fire people as and when they want to

    Advice to Management

    Re-visit performance evaluation process.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Amazon Prime Now Personal Shopper"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Prime Now Personal Shopper in Rochester, MI
    Current Employee - Amazon Prime Now Personal Shopper in Rochester, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working conditions, our work station is in a corner of a Whole Foods and it's clean. People are nice. 10% discount online. Decent wage of $15 USD and a somewhat flexible* schedule.

    Cons

    *Scheduling is unfair and unpredictable, new shifts are posted 3 times a week at a certain time. They are ALL taken within a minute or less. I haven't had an opportunity to work in 3 weeks because of this. You literally have to sit on your computer or phone hoping your browser loads faster than everyone else, considering you are competing with 50+ people for 10 shifts or so. Very poor communication with management and a useless 1-800 number to some call center in India only to tell you to talk to your manager. Glassdoor is the closest thing I can find for Amazon Prime Now feedback and I hope somebody reads this.

    Besides the scheduling issues, I genuinely enjoy this job. I just wish I'd get hours.

    Advice to Management

    Make the online shift scheduling fair! I haven't worked in weeks, all shifts are taken within minutes and I don't have much or any chance to pick one up. It could be the same dozen people getting those shifts consistently meanwhile I and others get nothing.


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