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Updated November 13, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2476 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 516 reviews)

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  1. "Warehouse Accociate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker and Packer in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Picker and Packer in Jeffersonville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything about it are the pros of the buisness. Amazon is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Walking 13 miles minimum and picking each order in 3 minutes in a huge building like Amazon.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse Packer"

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    Current Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Jeffersonville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money if you don’t have a degree or any experience.

    Cons

    Hours and work can be boring, very physically demanding and exhausting.

  3. "No good"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros other than it is a job

    Cons

    Too many cons, specially with the payment and vacations


  4. "PIT Driver"

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer/Forklift Driver in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer/Forklift Driver in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    a numbers only company...extremely fast paced with tight overseeing ...is definitely not a people oriented company..

    Advice to Management

    do not expect an 80 yr old to run the 100yd dash as fast as a 18yr old....there are positions that will benefit both sides when older workers are given the chance


  5. "Micromanage breaks, but no supervisors to be found on the floor during production."

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    Current Employee - Picker in Sparrows Point, MD
    Current Employee - Picker in Sparrows Point, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is outstanding! Very affordable.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism, which impedes upward growth despite your hard work ethic. If you're not in the "in crowd" you're screwed. Supervisors are harder to find then a winning lottery ticket.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the glad handing and get some people with REAL management/supervisory skills running the show. People that are too young have little or no life lessons or work history to draw upon. "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lastly, not everyone should be paid the same. That's kind of a no-brainer don't you think?


  6. "Boring, and rates are often unattainable"

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    Current Employee - Picker
    Current Employee - Picker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only thing I can think of would be the health benefits are actually affordable

    Cons

    Long hours, very little human interaction so you work in silence all day, expect 50-60 hrs a week and you can't call out, in a 10 HR shift on hard floors practically running to get your items and make rate, you only get a half hour break for lunch that you clock out for

    Advice to Management

    Allow music, fix your rate system so that we can get from a to b safely in the time given, a little longer for lunch so that people have the time to eat


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Nerve-wracking. I was grateful for the work, but this isn't a place you'd want to stay long term."

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Cranbury, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Comfortable break room, decent training. Manages were wonderful

    Cons

    Expected to meet unattainable numbers, Time between scans is heavily monitored, every minute needs to be accounted for. 3 minutes to use the restroom and you might be reprimanded. They advise you to use the restroom during one of 2, 8 minute breaks (on a standard 10 hour shift) but we're all adults here. When you need to go, you gotta go. This highlights a certain disregard for the needs and satisfaction of Amazon employees. The work is tedious, the environment is soul crushing. It's just not a place designed with the individual in mind, Amazon knows this. This isn't a position you'd like to hold long term. It's a place holder for those that do not have another option. It's a paycheck you'll suffer for.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the 'wall of shame' of the anonymous employees that have been terminated for various offenses. This seems blatantly cruel, a clear attempt to instill fear and unease on your already anxious employees. Poor judgement call. Workers that feel respected are better employees.

  8. "Amazon Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Middletown, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible use of PTO and UPT, overtime hours available, work four 10 hour shifts a week which gives you three day weekends.

    Cons

    I worked in many different roles and the work is always very tedious so the clock moves slow. It’s easy for workers to get a bad attitude and that affects the whole atmosphere.


  9. "Safety"

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    Current Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly management, awesome benefits and safety team cares. I got injured last week and without hesitation, Michael Gray and the team took very good care of me. The process was smooth and I feel so much better mentally and physically. It makes a difference when the company cares about the employees safety.

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Train with a little more time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Picking Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Middletown, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's laid back. Managers aren't looking over your shoulder. You clock in, have a 3-5 minute start-up meeting and then you're left alone to work. You shouldn't have any problems making your numbers if you work at a steady pace. And let's face it, Amazon continues to stay ahead of the competition. Amazon is a great company to move up in and the opportunities are there.

    Cons

    Pay is regional. I was making $2 more up North than down south to start.