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Updated January 21, 2018
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  1. "Process Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, energetic workplace with an innovative culture.

    Cons

    Extremely physically demanding. Twelve hour shifts with near constant walking.

    Advice to Management

    Improve vertices lines of communication.


  2. "Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benifits and schedule, fantastic facilities, and good retirement plan. Offer school accommodations and assistance as well as national and international transfer opportunities.

    Cons

    The Hou2 location is severely lacking in the management department, almost none of the assistant managers recently promoted have management experience and it shows. Work environment needs improvement because of the aforementioned.

    Advice to Management

    Train indirect paths that influence production, re-evaluate the promotion requirements, and make information for success more easily available

  3. "Stower"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, benefits, benefits, benefits

    Cons

    There are lots of inexperienced managers

    Advice to Management

    Work hard, have fun, make history


  4. "They try to motivate and show appreciation to all employees. They keep the energy positive."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sorter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sorter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job task and if you try something new they don't hold it against you if you mess up.

    Cons

    The points system is really strict. Want to know if and how u can restore my 6 points. Some wasn't completely my fault.

    Advice to Management

    Give chances to earn your points that were deducted due to leaving a little early and arriving under 10 minutes late. Something's are beyond our control.


  5. "Certain types of people might succeed"

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

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

    Pros

    Growth potential, Amazon brand name, and the opportunity to communicate with other Amazon employees

    Cons

    High pressure, inconsistent treatment of teams and leaders, high risk of termination if they don't like you

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people instead of pushing them out. If they succeed in one role but not another, consider the potential to move them to something else.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "HOU2"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very attentive with issues being addressed, great hours, and great benefits... Since I been there I have seen more progress within the management team.

    Cons

    Favoritism of course, and not showing everyone the same respect they would show an CEO. Everyone deserves to feel like their apart of a team, even if you don't feel like their the best worker. Some people are actually there for more then just a pay check and deserves, patience, positive/negative feedback and proper training. One team one dream.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, communication is the key...and great training goes very long ways!!!!


  7. "Super simple just for most just the scheduling can be a bit blah,"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IOL DWELL MANAGEMENT PROBLEM SOLVE in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IOL DWELL MANAGEMENT PROBLEM SOLVE in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome and completely affordable health benefits

    Cons

    Peak Time mandatory overtime schedules

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "It's not bad."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Seasonal Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, never short on hours, good benefits, most of the staff is chill, fast paced, time flies, lots of exercise, simple jobs.

    Cons

    Train improperly (almost to set you up for failure). Have to meet a quota, very tight work space.

    Advice to Management

    Find better trainers. My trainer set us up for failure. She told us we could fix missing, hazardous, damaged, etc...codes ourselves, she told us to scan our POO while it is on the role, she said it didn't matter how we put the POO on the box. She didn't tell us how to place the boxes on the belt. She misinformed a few of us in the group of the location to meet before shift. She seemed to have a problem with anyone that had a question or concern. Luckily, I'm a fast learner and watching the more experienced workers around me helped.


  9. "Packer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management such as HR are very attentive, and always available. Great hours to choose from all the time. I love that it is fast paced.

    Cons

    I believe "favoritism" plays a big part in most companies, so it is not shocking. They dont train properly, so if you are a fast learner and can pick up fast then you will be okay. Some shifts are very unorganized, people just scattered everywhere it is rediculous. They have several levels of managers with with no experience and poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Train all members of management properly so that they can better train the new associates. It is a big busy business so the focus should not solely be on the quantity of employees but the quality each can bring to the company. One team one dream.


  10. "Higher ups know less/Demand more"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very fair wage to start
    Stock option and bonuses even for PT upon hire
    Multiple breaks/even paid

    Cons

    Long hours
    Unrealistic quotas
    No sympathy for ANY reasons you may have to complain
    No one dept. has all the answers for their very dept.
    You are an extra body and nothing more

    Advice to Management

    When you promote ppl maybe try to make sure they know more about things than new hires. Management either has 0 extra knowledge about common questions or policies or they intentionally give "I don't know" answers to avoid looking in and to keep you working.


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