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Amazon Kansas City Reviews

Updated March 3, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stow in Edgerton, KS
    Current Employee - Stow in Edgerton, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Management Cares
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Good Work/Play Balance

    Cons

    Sometimes can be hard to get promotion


  2. "It's ok for the pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scanner in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Scanner in Lenexa, KS

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

    Pros

    Set hours. Pay is weekly at my location in Lenexa KS.

    Cons

    A regular shift is 4 hours but they try to get you out in 3 hours, which means less pay.

  3. "Good Part Time Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Associate in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offered time off base on number of hours you have available. You are kept busy throughout the day.

    Cons

    Management could be better with more direction. High turnover rate.


  4. "Everyone should try it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay, RSUs and sign-on bonus, plenty of opportunity for growth and development

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, competitive work culture


  5. "Not a bad part time job"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Seasonal Sortation Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Part Time Seasonal Sortation Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - If you're not really a social person, this works well for you.
    - $12/hour
    - No interview. As long as you pass the drug screen, you're in.
    - Morning stretch every day.

    Cons

    - 4 hours each shift. If not, shorter, depending on shipment.
    - You don't get benefits until approximately 2-3 months into working. Even then, you have to be quick to apply. If not, you'll have to wait till the next opening (space gets filled fast and seniority takes priority).


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I liked it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inbound Stow in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Inbound Stow in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good exercise, climate controlled facility, great medical benefits from day 1, I excell when I do not have any time to stand around doing nothing- even the peak season 12+ hour shifts went by very quickly for me, though i was exhausted at the end of each shift, I felt like my efforts were noticed, praised, and rewarded.

    Cons

    The breaks that you do not clock out for can be severely shortened depending on which part of a facility you are working in, when I was stowing on the far end- that was 250 yards or more away from the only exit I was allowed to to leave thru, makes getting a snack and having a smoke in the winter time- nearly impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Assign specific HR staff to specific new employees so that when one has an issue and needs support or guidance, you are not telling them something completely different every time while also not taking the time to read all previous email correspondance about the associates issue- just like predicted in my first email asking for assistance in resolving an issue- because some one different helped me at every step, the entire thing got completely messed up as every HR idiot redid everything done by the previous person with taking the time to fully become aware of what had already been said and done- which in the end, was all blamed on me- leading to my termination followed by acknowledgement that it wasn’t ever my fault but it was too late for my job. HR IDIOTS!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling work interrupted by uninformed leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vendor Returns Process Assistant in Edgerton, KS
    Current Employee - Vendor Returns Process Assistant in Edgerton, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met lots of fantastic people
    Work isn't backbreaking outside peak
    Nice pay, and room to advance

    Cons

    Senior Ops/GM Lack understanding of support processes
    Certain areas set unobtainable goals
    Ambiguous standards left quality gaps throughout nonsort network

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the low level leadership team, they're the champions of the average associate, and often know exactly where the problems are.

  8. "Great People Average Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. People are nice. Work can be physically challenging in a good way.

    Cons

    Monotonous, boring, work. Irregular schedule during peak season. Unrealistic expectations with faulty systems.

    Advice to Management

    Stop relying on data and look at the reality of the situation.


  9. "Sorter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PACKAGE HANDLER/SORTER in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - PACKAGE HANDLER/SORTER in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Shifts are no longer than 6hr, opportunities to work more shifts, free exercise, VTO options & weekly pay!

    Cons

    Every work place has their favorite by the time you start working so you really have no option of moving up with the company. But it is good money while it last!


  10. "Area Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Hard, have fun and make history

    Cons

    the sacrifices that come with work hard, have fun, and make history. If you have kids, be willing to only see them 1 hour per day.

    Advice to Management

    Foster collaboration in a cut throat environment.


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