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Updated October 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Get chance to learn a lot while working on a real world problem (in 425 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 339 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 1970 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 422 reviews)

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  1. "Great money for young people, unfulfilling work"

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    Current Employee - Pack Singles in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Pack Singles in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Base pay of $12.25, $0.50 increase for nights or weekends, so up to $13.25/hr
    -Voluntary Extra Time and Voluntary Overtime available for people who want either extra money or extra time off, but only as the company offers it
    -Full benefits package
    -They never let you work more than 60 hours/week
    -You can literally wear pajamas to work but you have to tie back long hair for safety reasons
    -Fantastic way to make good money as a college student if you're in good shape; ABSOLUTELY eat healthy and get enough sleep if you have this job because you will be miserable otherwise

    Cons

    -The benefits aren't THAT great, and you'll probably get burnt out and quit before you can cash in your stock after the required 2-year vesting period
    -This is absolutely a young person's job, even though I know some miserable older folk there who have bad knees and still manage to stand for 10-hour shifts
    -For 10 hours, you only get 2 paid 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break, and the facility is so large you'll spend 3 minutes walking to break
    -There are plenty of people who stay because they need the cash and have no other options, but if that's not you, then you'll probably quit as soon as you can. The company knows it doesn't have to retain people so it doesn't make an effort to, and 90% of people leave before 5 years no matter their position in the company

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to your employees about the real reasons you make the decisions you do. If it affects your employees work satisfaction, let them know why you believe it's the right choice or inform them that it isn't your decision in the first place. I've been sent to a different department 2-3 out of the 4 days of my work week and my manager hasn't told me jack about why he's not training other people to go in my place, and there's 60 people in my department. The same pool of 6 or 7 people always get sent.

    Plain and simple: transparency is key at a company where employees already feel taken advantage of by the corporate bosses.


  2. "Worst of both worlds -- Your a FT employee, but not of Amazon, yet they run your life down to minute detail"

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    Current Employee - DSP Driver in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - DSP Driver in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A few DSP (Delivery Service Provider) drivers may be able to work their way up and convert into the Amazon side of things, where true FT benefits exist.

    Cons

    How long have we got? Very worst is that you can be terminated without warning, hearing or any ability to complain to someone about it. AMZL has unrealistic expectations about driver productivity, ability to perform at PEAK performance on a daily basis, pay less than starting UPS wages and there are no raises, only YOUR willingness to deliver more and more packages for the SAME MONEY.

    Advice to Management

    If management were honest with itself, it would realize that it has created a house divided "against itself" with Flex drivers tacitly being pitted against DSP drivers. In reality, they can't force the same productivity expectations on the Flex drivers because if they try to, Flex drivers will just refuse to take routes, or will bring back 20 packages instead of 10. The executive morons had the chance to build an organization that could actually compete with UPS, Fedex & the Postal Service, but instead they've taken the less-than low cost provider route, are churning and burning through lower-skilled personnel, primarily minorities, at possibly unparalleled rates, and at some point, may begin to disappoint customers to the point where they will opt to shop for home delivery goods through companies who will use REPUTABLE & PROFESSIONAL drivers, which only a handful of AMZL drivers can be considered, at this point.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay rate is decent for a part time job
    You can make your own schedule
    No interview process, which could also be considered a con

    Cons

    There's no interview process. Training sucks. False advertisement. Hard to get in touch with HR. Upper management communication is practically nonexistent. I called about another issue I was having on my first day, only to find out they suspended me because of an i-9 form that I correctly filled out and had proper identification for. I called HR to reslove the issue. They said they would call me back and I still haven't heard from them. This company is the definitiom of unprofessional. Not to mention, they tell you one thing at "orientation" and it's a totally different thing when you actaully start working(benefits, pay etc).

    Advice to Management

    Follow up with employees. Have an interview process so candidates will take you seriously. Don't just throw people on the job. Provide proper training.


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    "amazon overview"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    many different things to learn and department options. Great benefits

    Cons

    mandatory overtime and very strict rules. Also, not for antisocial people.


  5. "Warehouse associate"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun work environment; good managers; they are alwaya trying to improve

    Cons

    Management should provide more feedback to new employees.


  6. "IT Support"

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    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic environment with opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Low pay; mandatory schedule rotation.

    Advice to Management

    Salary surveys s/b based on position not rank.


  7. "assembly"

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    Current Employee - Assembly in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assembly in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay an time flies bye fast an it not hard work at all

    Cons

    when things get backed up

  8. "Brand Ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in West Allis, WI
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in West Allis, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Money
    Only 2 events a month

    Cons

    boring phone calls that last long

    Advice to Management

    shorten calls


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