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Updated February 13, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. "I love it at Amazon"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to learn, they are willing to teach
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Some of the night shifts you rotate thru


  2. "Flexible For Students"

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    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Associate in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule, you can change your schedule whenever you want if you're a student.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive every single day.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth the pay amount"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone works together, Free snacks once a week, holiday pay

    Cons

    Made us carry heavy boxes by ourselves and move them quickly even if it was labeled as Heavy/Teamwork. Managers would snap their fingers at us to make us work faster

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who are respectful


  4. "Sort associate"

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    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is challenging with fun co workers

    Cons

    14 an hour and you work hard

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay match rivals


  5. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great working with coworkers and friends

    Cons

    Management is terrible and needs improvement.


  6. "Good benefits, but hard to climb"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good for college student, good benefits.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in climbing the ladder, friends get more promotions than hard workers.

    Advice to Management

    Building is falling apart because the people conducting interviews know limited about the job they are interviewing for and passing up on good candidates for positions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of structure for part timers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Allowance of part time work while going to school is very helpful to those trying to pursue their careers
    -Flexible scheduling though it mostly depends on if you get the schedule you want
    -Great HR team that handles queries on a timely basis

    Cons

    -A good amount of favoritism present in the company though that's usually present wherever you work
    -Strict scheduling to adhere to despite having a flexible schedule
    -Breaks are almost non existent during the shift
    -A lot of individuals slack off and sometimes it goes unnoticed and/or managers turn a blind eye from it

    Advice to Management

    -Give proper breaks to your employees. As an employee in a sort center, 10 minutes is not enough for a break especially since this is a laborious position. California law does state that 10 minute breaks after every 4 hours are given but if you give the right amount for break time (15 minutes) for your employees, then for sure you'll be more productive during the shift
    -Hire the right managers. I see managers constantly on their phones and monitoring numbers and statistics on their computers rather than helping out associates along the shift. I understand that you have to meet a quota but your part of the sort center as well, please do the work alongside your employees. For those managers that actually do, thank you for your assistance
    -Give acknowledgement to your employees because this position isn't easy. Rather than lecturing for 5 minutes on the "urgency" of a specific task, praise them for doing a job well done and ask if they need assistance. Little things like that go along way with your employees
    -Proper incentives to your employees would be nice
    -Follow work methodologies of companies like Google, Microsoft, etc. I know it's not an apple to apple comparison because this position isn't related to the tech industry but if you follow the Ways of Working from those companies, then not only will your employees be happy but you'll have done a great job in meeting quotas, increasing productivity etc. What I mean by this is, let your employees do the work for you rather than micro managing (which there is a lot of in the sort center). Of course, that means that you have to give the right amount of power to the ones that deserve it and you know won't abuse that power

  8. "Awful Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks and Discounts, vending bucks for the vending machine

    Cons

    Rude Associates, Lots of Drama, Lazy Associates, Favoritism, Rude and Lazy HR, Poor work and Attendance ethics, you can't even be close to dying without getting terminated for that because they don't allow call offs/calling in sick.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give free food. Also they're raffle are okay but I notice the ambassador always win

    Cons

    The always flex up! The twilight shift is worse because it the middle shift and usually the busiest. There's always packages on the floor and people always walking over them. Also people don't scan or open the pallets right and usually that mess everything up. Also there's this upt (unpaid time off) you get 20hours.If you leave an hour before the flex up, you get 1 hour taken off.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's like going into high school"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are good

    Cons

    Repetitive work, demanding and sometimes disrespectful managers, lots of people means lots of gossip, and their information is never reliable.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to talk to the associates better


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