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Updated August 7, 2017
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  1. "Amazon Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly atmosphere. Loads of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    The shift hours could be better


  2. "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Recieve in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Recieve in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of Over time if you want to work more hours

    Cons

    You are litterally never off MOT

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key and DO NOT DRAG YOUR EMPLOYEES DOWN WITH YOU be better team players and better coaches

  3. "TOM Team"

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    Current Employee - Field Transportation Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independence and flexibility within this team work environment contributes to high job satisfaction. You get to create solutions on the spot without constant oversight.

    Cons

    Shift work, long hours (10-12), dust from the truck yard, extreme ambient temperatures, and unreliable scanners are major drawbacks. Some will not want to drive trailers around the yard.

    Advice to Management

    Build larger guard shacks with hard wired connectivity.


  4. "Doable for Short Term not a long term."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good overtime during peak season.

    Cons

    Micro management of everything you do, and unrealistic standards.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on numbers and you will have fewer damages.


  5. "Career goals can be sidelined if you have a bad week"

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    Current Employee - FC Associate I in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - FC Associate I in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + You have the opportunity to learn a lot of different departments and train on a lot of different equipment throughout the warehouse.
    + Pay is better than a lot of warehouse positions
    + Benefits are pretty decent, as far as premiums and deductibles go

    Cons

    - This particular point reflects a mandatory move from inbound to pack. I once felt like I was making a good contribution to the warehouse, doing pick and pack. I was making rate on pick, which I'm glad about. However, what you do in another department while you work for a different department has no bearing on your home department's rate. I had over 100% for three weeks in a row. Last week I got an 88%. As a result of being the bottom 5% of packers, I got a written warning. That doesn't sound like such a big deal, but it is when your 90 days is the following week. Basically, I'm now stuck in this department, with no ability to transfer to other departments, management, warehouses, or corporate until the 30 days is up. It is very possible I could have another bad week in the future, which might result in a second warning, which carries a 60-day price with it. There is also a 90-day one, and then termination. I now feel like I'm beginning the process of indentured servitude, and am currently looking for new work as a result.
    - The vacation time is really not that great. I came out of a rare company that offered 20 days of vacation, to now only have 6 PTO and 5 Vacation out the gate (11 isn't terrible. I know of some places that only give 5 for the first year).
    - Rates can be hard to achieve, and if you don't understand the repercussions (which I didn't), point number one can come and bite you.

    Advice to Management

    + Consider a small consultation with an associate if their rate is slipping. Let them know what the result is, and what that means for any kind of advancement. It's rather demoralizing to want to do more and learn more when one bad week makes for a bad month. It's also why it seems like the pack department is the "end of the road" for a lot of folks in the warehouse. Once you're relegated there, the next step is out the door, for better or worse.
    + Consider letting new hires know what they can actually get out of a career at Amazon. I've largely had to learn on my own about all the internal opportunities, and the other corporate jobs as well, just by logging into a computer and finding out. I feel like a lot of associates are kept in the dark about these things.


  6. "Expounding and exhilarating experience."

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    Current Employee - FC Associate I in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - FC Associate I in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours and wages are really good. Management is very considerate and genuine. Steady work atmosphere for all work stations.

    Cons

    Capped hours makes it hard to earn a living and heavy lifting some days are better than others. Employee turn over effects hours a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job!


  7. "Outbpound Pack"

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    Former Employee - Packing in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Packing in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of overtime during pick season

    Cons

    Low pay and unreasonable hourly quotes.

    Advice to Management

    Breaks should be 15 mins - not 3-4 min to get to break room, 3-4 walk back to cell = a 7-8 min break :)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Expand the possibilities"

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    Current Employee - Lv I Associate - Fulfillment in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Lv I Associate - Fulfillment in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon.com is a true dominator in its endeavors. Being a part of the history making behemoth is rewarding. The management staff at FC's are mix between homegrown talent and fresh faces, so its easy to see that there are opportunities for those who want to be a part of the team from different entry points.

    Cons

    The initiatives for employee growth need to be tweaked. Its more of a "you grow to leave and not stay and play" approach to how they develop their employees. It's like they anticipate their talent wanting to leave. I, for one, would like to develop to stay within Amazon, and feel like that opportunity is very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Open up management entry to associate degree recipients. It makes the college choice program more attractive to know that participation in it doesn't mean I'm going to have to leave Amazon to advance in life. Some of us really, really, REALLY want to do more at Amazon, but can't afford more schooling beyond what we already have done before Amazon. My case, I have a two degree, Amazon won't help past it even though I got that it on my own (acquiring debt already), and I can't use it to do anything at Amazon.


  9. "amazon overview"

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    Current Employee - Inbound Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Inbound Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    good benefits, schedule is very workable

    Cons

    long hours, mandatory overtime, same pay for all jobs preformed

    Advice to Management

    listen more to employees, keep employees on jobs they like to do, be able to preform the same jobs as employees for the same amount of time


  10. "I'm extremely fond of this Job! You have to Make this Job Your focus and work Your Life Around it."

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    Current Employee - Picker in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Picker in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is Great.

    Peak season is the best to work.

    They offer Great Benefits.

    Full Amazonians Receive Stocks and Monthly Bonuses.

    Cons

    There are Long shifts about 11 hours.

    Once You Use all Your time You are Terminated no room for discussion.

    If You are Hostile You will Be terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Management is Great Just make Your Rate and Be Positive.


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