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Updated August 15, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2325 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 480 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Deliver packages"

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    Former Contractor - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work when you want, great pay

    Cons

    Not enough work, too hard to schedule blocks

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees more
    Give a schedule


  2. "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

  3. "Great place to advance your career"

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance in your career
    Lots of resources to attain knowledge and learn

    Cons

    entry level pay could be better


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Area Manager II"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Area Manager II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got hired right out of college. I would recommend any college graduate to start their career with Amazon because it will teach you the work ethic you need to survive in the real world. This work ethic will carry with you for the rest of your life and anything you do after Amazon will be very easy to you. You will work with very smart young leaders. My GM was not even 30 and he had moved every couple years for a promotion opportunity. There is a lot of growth if you are willing to come in everyday and work hard. Work week in the Operations department is 4 days but I would say that I only worked 4 days 50% of the time I was at Amazon. During Peak, prime you are working 5 days. In my building a lot of managers were leaving; either getting promoted or quitting the company so most work week were 5-6 days 12 hours. Amazon also gives you a lot of flexibility on how to manage your people. You get about 200 associates to manage and you can really set those relationships early on so that your shift can produce. Overall I had a good experience working for amazon. I left because I found a better opportunity else where in terms of work/life balance.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance - Average work weeks are 50-60 hours and weekends are the busiest as it is with any retail sector.

    Culture - Everyone is a number to them. From your associates to managers. Turnover is so high that anyone can be replaced. After one year in my building I was the oldest manager.

    Intense Work - You are constantly on your feet while you are at work. Majority of the times I wouldn't even have time to eat lunch. Your Ops Mgr's wouldn't remind you to take lunch because they couldn't afford to lose you off the floor for even 5 minutes.

    Leadership - Your site lead / GM changes every 6 months so everything that you have been working goes to trash once the new GM comes. Usually the GM doesn't know what they are doing so you go through a rough patch whenever their is change in leadership.

    Promotions - If your building is doing bad as far as productivity goes you will never get promoted. It took me over two years to get promoted from Mgr I to Mgr II even though my peers which weren't good as me got promoted earlier in their careers because their building was doing good.


  5. "Amazon is an okay place to work as an L1/Packer"

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    Former Employee - Learning Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Learning Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always guaranteed to work 40 hours a week

    Cons

    No room for professional growth when starting as an L1.


  6. "Easy job love amazons benefits !"

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits & 2nd lunch break if free (30 minutes)

    Cons

    Not enough credit for the hard workers !

    Advice to Management

    Show equality, be more humble to others no matter the situation & no harassing please.


  7. "Pack"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Brookshire, TX
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Brookshire, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, btw, they start on day one. Only work 4 days a week. Fun and fast paced

    Cons

    I can’t think of anything

  8. "Amazon Rocks"

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    Former Contractor - General Laborer in Brookshire, TX
    Former Contractor - General Laborer in Brookshire, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool people, awesome break room, plenty of opportunity. This company is not receptive to those who whine and complain. I like that. This job is what you make of it. The benefits are unparalleled.

    Cons

    To many pretty ladies running around on forklifts, strapped in harnesses, and I have to behave myself. Seriously, no complaints from me

    Advice to Management

    You rock


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ugh"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and some more words since I couldnt submit it without extra stuff

    Cons

    Long hours, boring, loud, hot, not worth the pay


  10. "Warehouse/Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    If you fall behind while working in stow department, the Good! Thing is they have assigned worker's to go around and assist other employees in catching up.

    Cons

    Extremely fast pace and way too much walking.

    Advice to Management

    They really should stop playing and talking loud so much. They use profanity freely and do not coach employee's when their out of line.


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