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Updated November 19, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2517 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Great pay and benefits!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great wages, great culture.

    Cons

    If you’re ready to work hard, there shouldn’t be any cons!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Amazon Fulfillment Center"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company Benefits
    Competitive Pay
    Associates Voice Matters
    Ample Opportunity for Career Growth
    Stocks on Day 1

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the most possibly long hours.

    Advice to Management

    No matter what your skill set is ensure that you take time to always listen and provide respect to any associate you may engage with. By having strong and trusting relationships with your associates you can guarantee success in not just your future but theirs as well.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Look Elsewhere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're desprate to work, and happen to have felonies, bad DMV, or whatever. They will hire you. Good luck.....

    Cons

    Low pay, (for the work and many hours you will put in.
    See for yourself, that's all I'm going to say about this.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think they will listen, anyway.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great starting pay and great management and coworkers

    Cons

    Managers need to be more safety focused and advocate for warehouse safety.


  5. "Why would you not want to work for Amazon"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Lead in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Staffing Lead in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Best culture I’ve ever been apart of. Work in staffing and so I have to work with all departments (Ops, HR, Training, etc). The Staffinf department is super supportive and always helpful when there is a question or concern. You can reach out to anyone at any point in time during the day for help or support.
    -Amazon is the most innovative and impressive company I’ve ever worked for! It’s so insane how quickly such a large company like Amazon can pivot and change directions when something is identified as a defect or something that doesn’t work. Simply incredible! Best company to work for and so many opportunities to grow!

    Cons

    No cons, seriously! What is there to complain about?!?! I work in staffing and am responsible for staffing tier 1 warehouse associates and pay and work is incredibly competitive and better than most surrounding companies. I worked at a staffing firm the prior 5 years to working at Amazon and BY FAR amazons pay, benefits, accommodations, and work conditions are better then the surrounding companies. But I guess people don’t like to work hard now-a-days so when amazon expects a certain level or productivity people then get mad and think Amazon is the worst. Amazon in Minnesota pays $15.50/hr, accepts prayer breaks, and even has part-time health benefits....no other company around would even imagine offering all of those.


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    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Picker/Stower in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Picker/Stower in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job if you need one and you just left prison for murder or just need a throwaway job between better things.

    Cons

    Bad for humans, great for robots. On-the-job injuries will be reclassified as pre-existing conditions.


  7. "Shift Manager Asst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Casual dress and 4 day work week.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Disrespect of team members. Managers were told to wear fit bits so upper leadership could make sure they weren't spending too much time on their computers. Promotional opportunities given to unqualified based on their culture. Good old boy mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your onsite leadership team with respect.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Output Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive wage
    Free bus cards
    Controlled temperature system

    Cons

    I was an employee of amazon for 8 very long months. It is a very physically demanding job. The repetitive movements doing the same actions 4000+ times a day takes a toll on joints and specific muscles. At the end; I had been going to an acupuncturist and chiropractor to help elevate pressure / pain which was costing a significant amount with high deductible insurance. I now also have shin splints.

    The continued pressure to move faster makes a person feel inferior no matter how you try. Monthly Productivity bonus is per entire warehouse percentage and not given on individual bases.

    The atmosphere is depressing in general.

    You can go days without communication with management or other staff. When you are able to speak to your manager it is rushed.

    I had 5 managers in 8 months. There is a big inconsistency between management because of this and overall direction is not clear.

    The training group I started with had over 30 people at the start of peak 2017. When I left amazon there were 3 left of that group but most left about 3 months after start.

    Advice to Management

    Customers are amazons top priority. Which is great but your staff are also your customers. Treat them with the respect they deserve.

    I am no longer an amazon employee nor a customer.


  9. "Great place. Always ask questions."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Station Liaison in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Delivery Station Liaison in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits package and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Ask every question you can think of before moving around in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in compensation and expectations.


  10. "Introvert Drezm Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, medical benefits, additional money and gift cards

    Cons

    No life/work balance, mandatory overtime


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