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Updated July 13, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2287 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

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  1. "CSA"

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    Current Employee - CSA in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - CSA in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the ability to work from home. The hours are convenient and flexible.

    Cons

    It is not fair when switching workgroups and you have VTO on your schedule, for the vto to be removed. It forces employees to use their own time and feels like a punishment when going to a new OU.

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be awesome to start hosting people in the same area for meet and greets. It would help create more camaraderie


  2. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Process Assistant in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Process Assistant in Swedesboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, stock, and two half hour breaks,

    Cons

    Horrible Management (Area Managers), very dirty warehouse

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Area Managers from placing associates who can't make rate in direct functions. Such as Stow, Pick, Pack & Receiving.

  3. "Great place to work, but expect to do work."

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    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can meet some really great people.
    Get to see what is put into making on-time deliveries.
    Easy to advance.
    A great work environment overall.

    Cons

    Heavy labor - lots of moving and lifting.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfillment associate"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Swedesboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off 3 days a week.

    Cons

    The workload is so tiring. They expect a lot a exhausting movement for 10 and a half hours.

    Advice to Management

    I don’t even know


  5. "It could be better"

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    Current Employee - Packer in North East, MD
    Current Employee - Packer in North East, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At amazon they have pretty good Benefits ,and it’s a somewhat easy job if u don’t work hard then ur great!

    Cons

    If you are a hard worker and passionate about amazon they will work you till you can’t move and the PAY! is not worth it thy could definitely give us more money and we get a raise but it’s 25cent ! What are we doing with that after 6 months and a year. Also the personal time they give it to u so early and that don’t give u enough u are working 10 hours a day and they give u a max of 3 days off for the whole year and that’s not in the beginning u gotta earn that over time .
    And vacation time takes forever to come so don’t even bother with that.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees better pay . They work extremely hard. And better the personal time and the amount of vacation time .


  6. "Sort Center Associate"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Logan Township, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Logan Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part time job offer a large amount of flexibility. Job is not particularly hard (for a college student), but it is physical.

    Cons

    Not too much room for advancement, although there is some. Work can be repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    It works well, I have nothing more to add.


  7. "Picker"

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    Former Contractor - Picker in New Castle, DE
    Former Contractor - Picker in New Castle, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can even think of.

    Cons

    Slave labor that is completely designed for temp employees to fail using quotas for items picked per hour. Completely unattainable resulting in termination after 2 warnings.

    Advice to Management

    I asked every supervisor to model the pace required to meet quotas and not 1 was able to meet quota. This should indicate that they are completely unreasonable & unfair as all temps are terminated for not meeting quotas. Also if no temps have been hired on in 7 years then do not tell temps upon hiring that it is possible or about bonuses for staying 3+ months when all are terminated before 3 months.

  8. "Manager II, Operations"

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    Current Employee - Manager II, Operations in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Manager II, Operations in Middletown, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, experience in a fast and consistently changing environment

    Cons

    Unresponsive HR team, dilution of talent, leadership


  9. "4 star experience"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Middletown, DE

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

    Pros

    It is an excellent experience to get a fill for a large company.

    Cons

    Having to stay discipline to deal with class work.


  10. "Working at the warehouse as a receiver"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Florence, NJ
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Florence, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    14 an hour if you work overnight, only work 4 days a week, meet great people, building is well kept, job is easy, fun seeing product coming in, friendly, helpful and understanding managers, complementary water all over the building, you are allowed to wear Apple Watch which will help you feel connected at all times since you can’t have your phone on the floor for 10 hours

    Cons

    Lunch break is very short at 30 minutes, 10.5 hour shifts, no phones on the floor, can’t pick what area you want to work right off the bat, strict goals need to be filled every day, not a lot of paid time off, your feet will hurt very very bad almost every day

    Advice to Management

    Honestly love the company and love my job, all I would change at my location would be longer lunch break or maybe one more 15 minute break or something to break up the long night but I really can’t complain :)


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