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Updated October 16, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2438 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 507 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Cardio"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Memorial Hermann medical center"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Area Manager II"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Great place to advance your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Easy job love amazons benefits !"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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