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Amazon Kansas City Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 595 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot from each of your team members as they are equally bright & capable" (in 544 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be hard to build work life balance" (in 2564 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 531 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. "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

  3. 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!


  4. 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.


  5. "Great People Average Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "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!


  7. "Area Manager"

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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
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Supervisor in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Supervisor in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They help you grow in the company

    Cons

    Long hours during peak.
    Schedule never changes

    Advice to Management

    Always hire and develop the best


  9. "Challenging & Exciting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional IT Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Regional IT Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New technology, change, fast paced, exciting, challenging

    Cons

    Moves fast and changes more than any other company I've ever worked for

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your field IT teams


  10. "Eh"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Problem Solver in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Problem Solver in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, guaranteed hours, pays unemployment

    Cons

    exhausting, soul sucking, depressing, you are nothing but a replaceable number


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