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Amazon Lewisberry Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 1676 reviews)

  • No work life balance around the holidays (in 370 reviews)

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  1. "Whether you're here to collect a check or climb the ladder, this is an excellent workplace."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Lewisberry, PA
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Lewisberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazon is one of the few companies which, in addition to developing effective production metrics and encouraging continuous process innovation, has created a way of quantifying associate engagement and satisfaction with their Area Manager. Amazon values the happiness of its workers and is committed to the values of servant leadership.

    Cons

    Depending on how well an associate's physical and intellectual abilities match with their job placement upon hiring, their daily experience of working at Amazon can be wildly disparate with other entry-level associates. It can be difficult to cultivate the best performance from associates who may be stagnant in or ill-equipped to perform their given function when cross-training is what they want and need but is not available at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates and their concerns. Take an active interest in their lives. Give sincere and frequent praise. Let them keep their dignity when they are wrong. Explain the why of things, let them know where they fit into the bigger picture, make them feel that their work makes a difference. Happy workers are harder workers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Obsessed, Employee Neglect"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, stocks, tuition assistance, available OT.
    Online employee portal (desktop and mobile) is highly convenient.
    Need a job fast while you look of your career, this is a great opportunity.
    Plenty of time to think as you become highly efficient in performing menial tasks.

    Cons

    Employee discount needs some work.
    Not training employees completely before allowing them to work alone.
    EXTREMELY difficult for internal advancement into management; takes an act of many levels of management to do so: if you want a management position, you pretty much have to quit, and get hired in as an external applicant.
    Not a promote from within organization.
    Employee development is almost nonexistent, even though there are an incredible amount of trainers in the facility.
    Safety program is a joke at best, no one takes seriously; management talks about what needs to happen, but does not follow own directives.
    Lack of followthrough when concerns are addressed.
    Lack of communication down to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make exempt positions available as easily for internal applicants as they are for external applicants. Requiring an employee to get approval from a level 5 through a level 8 manager just to interview is absurd, esp. when the employee is more than qualified for the level 5 & 6 positions.
    Get off the computers, and break away from the heard. Spending up to 98% of your shift behind the computer, or socializing with your fellow "leaders" is noticed by everyone on the floor. Leaders lead, managers manage, so please start leading, or change what is on the back of your vests.
    Make the safety program more active, and less passive. Ownership and Bias for Action are the 2 big principles here, and both are thwarted by the current program of identifying, and reporting safety issues.
    Training and employee development will help you reduce turnover, and keep your employees feeling fresh, appreciated, and motivated. Nothing kills moral like doing the same mundane task, every day, of every week, of every month, without end.


  3. "great friendly place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisberry, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisberry, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very friend place to work with great benefits couldnt ask for anymore willing to work with you to make you comfortable and just an all round nice place to be

    Cons

    Communication is lacking throughout the building

    Advice to Management

    Make a better effort for communication with the employees


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  5. "Warehouse"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay. Bonuses were ok as well. Good mix of people from all types of backgrounds. Plenty of overtime available especially during the holidays.

    Cons

    Long hours during peak season. No cafeteria or good discount for Amazon.com Sometimes coworkers could be rude since they hire pretty much anybody.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers. Answer questions that are posted on the white board. Recognize when our rate is out of our control when it depends on someone else as well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Career Starter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Lewisberry, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Lewisberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pays well, freedom to make decisions autonomously

    Cons

    Stressful environment, especially during peak seasons.


  7. "Not the worst place."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay is decent from about 11 to 12 an hour depending on shift.

    Cons

    You over worked, your back will give out, even with proper lifting you'll still ruin your back. They don't care about your health, you have to take care of your own body. They also fire people for illegitimate reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at your system.. a stower should not always be the one at fault when an item is missing when your pickers or other Stowers end up misplacing it or picking it with their item, even checking the amnesty report doesn't keep the stower from being punished. That is not a fair work environment nor is it any longer equal opportunity.


  8. "Decent place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on the outgoing side was interesting. Switched up what you were doing every 1/4 of tbe day so it didn't get too boring.

    Cons

    The heat inside the warebouse fullfillment center during the summer is insanely brutal. You're gonna want to bring a ton of cold water.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your worker bees good and they'll make you lots of honey.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "distribution warehouse"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution in Lewisberry, PA
    Former Employee - Distribution in Lewisberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, face paced. Covered most distribution activities with one job title so lots of experience.

    Cons

    Strict absence policy, no sick leave.

    Advice to Management

    Allow sick time for people who are actually sick, threw up on the floor one night and asked to go home, was penalized for it


  10. "Work hard and don't make to many friends"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, 401k, stock, bonus every month 8% and during october november and december 16% just work hard and don't get to close with people

    Cons

    long hours during peak I didn't mind it but some do

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites that's a big thing at amazon


  11. "descent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lewisberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UPT time off policy allows you take off when ever you want. descent healthcare, dental discount and VCP. get a raise every 6 months.

    Cons

    raises stop after 3 years. Because you can use UPT anytime you want without approval from management it tends to put a strain on those who choose to stay and work. voluntary time off is a popularity contest as far a who gets approved and who doesn't.


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