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Updated February 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Florence, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Florence, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked in Operations at Amazon for 2.5 years. Benefits are good and pay is above average. Huge emphasis on safety of associates and having fun at work. Plenty of room for advancement and will pay for your Associates Degree or a trade. Also give you free training to become an IT tech.

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet in a dry dusty environment but that’s just life in a fulfillment center.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and bring back some kind of performance incentives for Tier 1 associates


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon Sortation Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Swedesboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Part time shifts were only 3- 5 hours long
    -health benefits after about 6 months of employment
    -lenient attendance policy
    -$15/ hr starting pay
    -seasonal opportunities for those only interested in a part time job for the holidays
    -safety was emphasized as the number one priority at the facility I worked at, so I felt much more comfortable with the work environment

    Cons

    -sometimes really stressful when there was a high volume of packages to sort
    -sometimes VERY physically demanding (but it's an enjoyable challenge for those who like fitness stuff, i.e. me)
    -sometimes the work itself was a bit too repetitive and dull; this made me feel like I was losing brain cells and my sanity.
    -if you don't have a bachelor's degree, there isn't much room for advancement, unless you have 2 years of Amazon experience.
    -Having to take the shuttle was definitely a drawback. You had to park at a separate location and take a shuttle bus to the actual facility where you work. If you missed the shuttle to or from the facility, you'd have to wait for another one, and sometimes you could get stuck waiting outside in harsh weather conditions. I got stuck waiting outside in the dark a couple times, and it was windy and cold :/ Definitely remember to keep an umbrella in your car.

    Advice to Management

    The whole management team at ACY5 was full of amazing people. A+++

  3. "An OK warehouse job"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Logan Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Logan Township, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and hours weren't bad for warehouse work.

    Cons

    Bad management, no PA system (people constantly yelling), unreal worker expectations


  4. "Everything you hear is true"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Delivery Driver in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Amazon Delivery Driver in New Castle, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay, schedule, freedom of being on the road

    Cons

    poor management, unrealistic expectations, working long hours, lack of communication between managers, manager lack of transportation laws, stress of being written up or fired if you can't finish a route that has a lot of problems or to many stops.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over loading drivers with to many stops and holding over their heads the threat of write-ups or termination if they run out of time to deliver the packages.


  5. "It is a fun job to do."

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    Current Employee - FC Associate in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - FC Associate in New Castle, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have more days off that it

    Cons

    Need more people to hire


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Damn near slavery"

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    Former Employee - Picker in Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - Picker in Middletown, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay almost makes your forget you hate your job

    Cons

    Standing for 9 and a half hours
    Being clocked for every second you’re at work

    Advice to Management

    Cut your workers some slack !


  7. "Ok job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Logan Township, NJ
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Logan Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vto vet come in handy when you need more work or when you need to get outta work

    Cons

    Flexing up which means more hours and you won't know till you get there
    Part time 30hrs a week benefits are not good

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the people who do a great job let them know they're valued

  8. "Good pay, easy job & unrealistic performance expectations!"

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    Former Employee - Stower in Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - Stower in Middletown, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Co-workers, point system.

    Cons

    Short breaks & training, all about the "numbers," floors in warehouse are extremely hard on your feet.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees a little more. That tablet you walk around with all the time doesn't know everything.


  9. "Sorter"

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    Current Employee - Sorter in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Sorter in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient and a good place to work

    Cons

    None cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Horrible horrible place to work (LAST RESORT)"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you convert over as a Amazon worker the benefits are ok. You can work over time if necessary

    Cons

    Long hours. You are on your feet for very very very long. You can walk from 15 to 20 miles per day depending on the amount of people there. If they give VTO out to everyone then you are screwed if you stay. You will be sent all over the warehouse. The pay sucks they take out around 200 dollars from your pay check. Also if you are off task you will be questioned about what you were doing at a certain time of the day. You get 2 write ups and your out. You can be off task for 30 mins per day. Anything over that expect to get questioned about your where about.

    Advice to Management

    Try to take the workers feelings into consideration. We are on our feet all day walking 15 plus miles. So when it comes to being off task take into consideration the size of the warehouse. It takes around 5-7 minutes to get to a certain spot on whatever floor the scanner randomly sends you to. Also you should talior everyone's height to what bin they will be picking from. If you are short send them to a floor where they will not have to get a ladder for every pick. This will save time! And the same goes to taller people. Do not have them picking from bin a-c for every pick. Those bins require alot of bending down and its really taxing on your body and back!


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