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Amazon Lexington Reviews

Updated October 10, 2016
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Pros
  • Learn a lot of things and good working environment (in 327 reviews)

  • There are a lot of smart people in aws (in 737 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not easy here (in 1452 reviews)

  • No work life balance around the holidays (in 313 reviews)

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  1. "Picker Position"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Picker in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Picker in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay for unskilled labor. Great benefits if needed, overtime and bonuses are relatively plentiful Work 4 10 hour days, 3 days off, normally.

    Cons

    Long, active work days. Heavy pressure to preform regularly. If mistake happens, harsh punishment.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with workers on floor could move up efficiency and ease pressure on workers rates.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse that wants to pay retail"

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    Former Employee - Picker/Problem Solve/Shipping in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Picker/Problem Solve/Shipping in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible school schedule, decent monthly bonus

    Cons

    Extremely low top out pay, low potential for advancement, management shares employee pay with other retail stores and colludes with them to not advance pay.


  3. "great way to make money and lose weight as a picker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    lost 50 lbs in 3 months

    Cons

    repediative work , 10 hour days


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  5. "Packing"

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    Current Employee - Packaging in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Packaging in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful employees & great bonuses. If you go through integrity staffing which is a great hiring company! I personally loved the job & staff. Quit because I couldn't do third with my little one at home.

    Cons

    Standing for ten hours a day is hard on your body. I was on night shift which was extra hard. If I had lived in Lexington I would have stayed just tried to switch shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Everyone has amazing attitudes and the company is great to work for! Keep treating your employees as great as you did!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Get ready for long hours"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work and very quick to change.

    Cons

    Cutthroat working conditions. I knew more than my upper management and was hired to help them but they only saw me as a threat so they beat me down.

    Advice to Management

    The first person to complain to HR is not always the person who is telling the truth. Take care of your lower level managers, they are the ones on the floor doing all the work to keep workers happy. Culture and values at 'new' plants may follow the company guidelines but legacy plants are like a dungeon and run by using threatening management styles.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Very intense, good learning environment, but rough personnel methods"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not in a huge city
    Interesting work
    Chance to make an impact

    Cons

    Senior management and district/corporate management treat everyone at FCs like dirt. It's like the real amazon is in Seattle and the FCs are dirty skeletons in the closet that the "real" amazonians hate. The way salaried managers have to deal with hourly employees kind of ruins the whole thing.

    Advice to Management

    Get amazon on one of those best places to work lists by LISTENING and VALUING YOUR PEOPLE!


  8. "Short shelf life"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good chance for an entry level job which pays well while it lasts.

    Cons

    Short term holiday employment. Well over 90% of the holiday temps will be let go after New Year's Day.


  9. "Fast growth leads to growing pains in fulfillment network"

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    Former Intern - Pathways Operations Intern in Lexington, KY
    Former Intern - Pathways Operations Intern in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people; fast-paced environment; strong performance; constant effort to improve operations
    Everyone I met was energetic and eager to improve operations in the warehouse. They are quant hounds who know how to use data to make decisions so this is a great place to test your analytical skills.

    Cons

    Burn out in staff at fulfillment centers leads to chronic short-staffing and unhappy hourly workers; Christmas peak season is a crazy time and not for the faint of heart! Having grown at 30% CAGR for years, the strains are really felt on the ground in delivering to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your hiring practices to reduce staff stress


  10. "A very dynamic place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tremendous ability to make changes. Increasing use of lean production principles creates a great laboratory to master LEAN. Work with the smartest group of people imaginable and move at breakneck speed. Make an impact bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    Managers are servants and garner much less respect than the hourly employee, a good thing up to a point that is often surpassed. Meanwhile the hours can be quite long and there is tremendous ambiguity matched with a high degree of accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your managers, trust their judgement, and assume they intend to do the right things.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "I have enjoyed working for Amazon and continue to learn daily"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always new challenges and things to learn
    A company you can be proud of the way they treat their customers
    A company growing is alway more fun

    Cons

    Work life balance becomes an issue. At Amazon you get the job done period and that can come a cost to your family balance. You have to love working here. You will either love it or hate it.



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