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Updated October 31, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2483 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 518 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Job expectations"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Familiar with amazon for 2yrs, driven amazon flex for 1 yr and a half and 3rd party for 7 mths.
    I've worked from Minnesota to Houston TX and k kow what it takes to manage and make a driving force efficient.

    Cons

    The aptitude of hiring employees that just care about a pay check. Most drivers want to finish early to rescue another to make more money when it's about customer service and doing the job.
    Most drivers don't work for Amazon they work for them selves and I can and will fix that if given the chance.
    I have 20 yrs of delivery under my belt yet no one has given me the chance to prove it. That is what I see as a con.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in those who know the job and stop hiring those that are politically stricken buy giving their friends easy jobs and the ones who really do the work suffer by comparing them to those who do the job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon Overrated Company"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the time, the job provided an income.

    Cons

    Fainted on my first night of training due to extreme heat on the upper level of the warehouse which the lead told everyone that I was okay and did nothing. Fortunately, the EMT was walking by and provided me medical attention. The company blamed me in the end of it although I had only been on the floor less than 2 hours time. On my last night, a lead came in with bronchitis and so our whole team got ill. I was being threatened by my supervisor that night about my job when I was clearly ill. The company offered to accommodate my needs but they push employees to do the work and they sit back and do nothing instead of taking care of their employees. Employees aren’t valued. Hostile work environment. Same experience with heat for one of their delivery companies which I was told to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Treat them like human beings and not cattle. Own up to your faults on all management levels and make changes. If your internal customers (employees) aren’t happy, valued and respected-eventually your external customers won’t be either. Wouldn’t invest as a shareholder either because I wouldn’t want to become part owner of a company that doesn’t consider its employees as the most important asset and treated as such.

  3. "Senior Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing, talented and passionate people to work with every day
    Awesome collaborative culture that is consistently welcoming
    Ambiguity is embraced and employees are encouraged to make their own decisions.
    I work remotely from home - no commute and no traffic!

    Cons

    Remote working can get lonely at times...but there's no commute and no traffic!

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Calendly or another scheduling tool that will make scheduling interviews faster!


  4. "No good"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros other than it is a job

    Cons

    Too many cons, specially with the payment and vacations


  5. "Part time ware house associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, benefits excellent. Made a few friends.

    Cons

    Standing for 10 hours a day, feet would be sore for days. Managers aren’t consistent. They are only worried about themselves. Should hire from within instead of new graduates with no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the associates that work under you. Some of you are fresh out of college so instead of yelling at employees to “go faster” after working 10 hours straight, you get on the line and see what it’s like. I’m sure you wouldn’t yell after that.


  6. "Work is not that hard, don’t believe the promises from management though."

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    Current Employee - Reduced-time Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reduced-time Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Long shifts, management promises promotions to keep people motivated even though the promotions never come

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees, we aren’t all dumb


  7. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, friendly atmosphere, Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Only a 30min lunch and a long drive from where I live

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Cardio"

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    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient because you can set your weekly schedule.

    Cons

    You feel like you're in elementary school. Managers scold and lecture you if you aren't meeting scanning quotas - which at times can seem impossible.


  9. "Memorial Hermann medical center"

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    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and lots of hours. Great opportunity for advancement if given the right timing and bugging management.

    Cons

    Management switching and shifts lack of coordination can make the job a nightmare and create metrics dependent catch up dysfunctional job routine

    Advice to Management

    agree to disagree and work on applicable solutions that will help your entire team instead of trying to look good on paper by yourself


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Process Guide in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Guide in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and you get nice discounts

    Cons

    Long hours of work and sometimes you get stuck on one spot the whole shift

    Advice to Management

    People need to rotate more because that way you learn better


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