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Updated November 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Get chance to learn a lot while working on a real world problem (in 425 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 339 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 1970 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 422 reviews)

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  1. "Packer"

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    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.


  2. "No work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Exposure into operations
    Experience, get to work with a variety of people
    Benefits, stock options, time off (if approved)
    Hires college graduates

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Opinions not heard
    No control
    Departments/shifts change at any time
    Work all holidays
    80 hour weeks

  3. "Great if you like pain"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the discount is ok, but that's the only real pro

    Cons

    oh boy. it really depends on your position, and the building you're in, but at no point are they ever going to treat you like a person. to amazon your just another machine pressing the same buttons in the same way over and over. get hurt? too bad. the paperwork for reporting an injury and then getting help is an actual mountain. oh and while you are injured they fully expect you to keep working.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your humans as people, not machines.


  4. "Amazon hou2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fast paced workplace with good start off pay and overtime opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, on your feet the whole time and


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control Quality Assurance in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Quality Assurance in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The work is easy and the managers were easy to get along with. Four day work week with a three day weekend.

    Cons

    The work was boring. Very repetitive and highly monotonous.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "fast paced but fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fullfilment in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Fullfilment in Humble, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the way their attendance is set up. they give you points that regenerate every quarter that could be saved up for a vacation.
    benefits
    co workers
    flexibility

    Cons

    not many hours. it's only 5 days a week and 4 hours per day when you are part time. you can however pick up shifts easily.

    Advice to Management

    more fulltime


  7. "AM level"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is competitive, most enviroments are very safe.

    Cons

    over work with no appreciation, long hours no lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    servantude leadership cannot stop at the hourly employees

  8. "Wonderful place to work, lots of room for growth."

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    Current Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe work environment, good pay, hired on the spot, monthly bonus for attendance and meeting productivity goals. Two thirty minute breaks.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. I guess the only thing I don't like is the hiring process. Everyone who applies gets hired. A lot of lazy people will come in, work for a few weeks and not make their rates. They will either quit before then, or get fired after the 4 week safe period.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, management is on point.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "So far so Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant In Robotics in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Assistant In Robotics in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First let me give you the bad. There is alot of miscommunication when it comes to the hiring process. I was lost in the system, wrong title, wrong pay, wrong mananger. They do everything that can to get this fixed ASAP. Just make sure and follow up and save all communications to refer back to. Now the good. Amazon makes you feel like a human and the welcome seems very genuine. The training in Leadership not only helps you on the job, but also in life. If you go with a negative attitude, you will leave with one so my advice is to go expecting great things from Amazon. You get what you are out of life. Amazon gives you the best perks for it so take the time to get to know your job, learn, learn, learn, and move up in the company. You will quickly see a Tier 1 Associate move to a Tier 3 in a matter of weeks or months. It's truly up to you. Safety is the number 1 priority along with the customer and the associates are a team no matter what your pay grade is. No one looks down on you and I love that. If they do, it doesn't show. So apply and take your life to the next level.

    Cons

    Miscommunication at the initial hiring stage.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give so much training in 1 day.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse"

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

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

    Pros

    Good money, constant check and hours.

    Cons

    hiring process took over a month after being told I got the job.


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