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Updated April 10, 2018
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  • Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse (in 2210 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of shift changes (in 457 reviews)

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  1. "Great job to keep you active and get your feet wet in a warehouse environment."

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    Former Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Logan Township, NJ
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Logan Township, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible hours and fair salaries. Also, many day to day benefits and giveaways. Approachable managers and helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    No real cons that I can think of. The overall environment as well as the experience I gained from it was awesome.


  2. "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 :)

  3. "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.


  4. "AFE packing"

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    Current Employee - Afe Packing in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Afe Packing in Middletown, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great fun environment to work at

    Cons

    Mostly working fast around people could be a little safety problem


  5. "Amazon is great place to work with a lot of growth potential!"

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    Current Employee - Senior HRA in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Senior HRA in New Castle, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT benefits, good pay, good atmosphere and growth potential. They really push employees to work hard for their next step so you never feel like you are standing still or stuck in a position.

    Cons

    If you are looking for an office atmosphere don't work in a FC. Must be willing to work longer hours around holidays/prime week.

    Advice to Management

    Very possible if you work hard and have a clear goal in mind. Also very possible if you are very to re-locate.


  6. "Aream Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick growth opportunities. Hardworking teammates

    Cons

    inept leadership; no directions; poor development of mid-level managers

    Advice to Management

    look a little closer; trust your station managers, but verify.


  7. "Great place to work if you need money"

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    Former Employee - AFE Associate in Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - AFE Associate in Middletown, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, excellent benefits, most coworkers are friendly and helpful. Benefits start the first day. Easy work for most positions

    Cons

    Long work shifts, minimal breaks, stand in the same place all night. People smoking inside even though its not permitted

    Advice to Management

    Have real incentives and realize people have families

  8. "Amazon Review"

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    Current Employee - Inbound Stow in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Inbound Stow in Middletown, DE
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and keeps you active

    Cons

    Pay is too low for the amount of work we do.


  9. "Can be something if you work hard"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Logan Township, NJ
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Logan Township, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits, 401k, health insurance, dental, vision, RSU after 1 year of employment to cash out on
    Paid time, vacation time is occurred of week of the entire year and paid time off is offered quarterly. Also there is the opportunity for advancement if you get to know people above you in numerous depts

    Cons

    Long, physical, tiring work days. A lot of people will say 10 and half hours is fine, but when your doing a job with such physical rept. movement, new aches and pains are discovered all day. Deff invest in a good pair of sneakers.
    Peak season will literally be the worst, 60+ hour work weeks, the pay was fabulous with paid holidays off, but you were drained. Managers and supervisors are super threatening on pushing to meat the goal for the day. Sometimes its just impossible with the amount of people that are working at a FC.

    Advice to Management

    Understand where the weakness is and attempt to work with associate on how to fix it, dont give up, cry to your boss and than fire somebody. We are all good at something the chance has to be given.
    Maybe take into consideration the amount of people you hire throughout the year, which is great, but the turn over rate is awful. We can literally be fired for anything and somebody else can be brought in like that. These are peoples source of income and we should all be given a chance at something.


  10. "Picker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Picker in Middletown, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a lot of personal time off as well as VTO (voluntary time off) so you can potentially take a lot of time off work if you want. No one bothers you, work basically by yourself. The App they have to managed overtime or time off work is excellent.

    Cons

    you spend your whole shift alone for the most part as a picker, the people you see in the warehouse have a production rate to meet just like you. Breaks aren't the full 15 mins that they say they are, they honestly are closer to 7-12 mins due to you having to be working by the 15th min... or you get repremanded or terminated due to "time off task".
    You can't afford to live off of 13$/hour.
    no real opportunity's to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    management does there best when they can afford to, its the policy they are forced to enforce that need to be changed.


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