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Amazon Picker Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 590 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot from each of your team members as they are equally bright & capable" (in 542 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be hard to build work life balance" (in 2557 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of chances to earn extra money"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packer/Picker in Charlestown, IN
    Current Employee - Packer/Picker in Charlestown, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of voluntary overtime. Plus if you don't miss any days in a month you earn 4% bonus.

    Cons

    There is a lot of INvoluntary overtime. During the holidays you will be working over time.Then during the whole month of December you'll be working 6 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    most are very friendly.


  2. "Over turn company"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker
    Former Employee - Order Picker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It has good and supporting mgrs

    Cons

    Make rate and units per hr or you get a write up

  3. "Easy job"

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    Former Employee - Picker
    Former Employee - Picker

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job. Long walks in warehouse

    Cons

    Boring. Always busy and tiring


  4. "Good Job with good hours"

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    Former Employee - Picker
    Former Employee - Picker

    Pros

    Good Hours 4 days on and 3 days off

    Cons

    I do no have any Cons


  5. "Stable base job"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Warehouse Picker in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable work. Not that hard.

    Cons

    Not much room for improvement

    Advice to Management

    10 hours a day for four days straight isn’t that bad at first glance. Let people listen to music while working and have longer breaks like just one hour instead of two 30 minute breaks since it takes a while to walk to the break room. I get the whole no phones on the floor thing but offer some kind of way to let people have some kind of MP3 player to at least get them through the days instead of the sound of conveyer belts and automation.


  6. "Simple Job"

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    Current Employee - Picker in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Picker in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Self Sufficient. Easy job. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Management -CAN- be poor. Otherwise not much.


  7. "Decent place"

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Whitestown, IN
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Whitestown, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -The schedules are set, meaning there are no changes on start time from day to another, it stays the same that you are scheduled to work.

    -guaranteed 10 hours a day of work unless you leave early for personal reasons

    -3 days off

    -plenty of time to use to take off from work

    Cons

    -during peak season (thanksgiving-christmas) expect to work 50-60 hours every week.
    which is 5-6 days straight in a row

    -Time to take off from work has to be accrued. (example:3.5 hours of vacation per paycheck) which isn't a lot since 1 work day is 10 hours.

    -you will work most holidays if it falls on a day you are normally scheduled to work

    -some holidays are paid at the same rate as a regular work day and not at an overtime rate

    -the 10 hour work days can be pretty long

    -its physically demanding

    Advice to Management

    Be brave, stay wild, we'll see you on the next adventure.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay!"

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    Former Employee - Picker in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Picker in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great schedule and pay
    Awesome coworkers and training staff
    Friendly management

    Cons

    Poor contacts for calling in or scheduling time off etc.

    Last minute OT changes

    Advice to Management

    Give more notice for mandatory overtime scheduling and or cancellations.


  9. "fc associate picker"

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    Former Employee - Fc Associate Picker in Moreno Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Fc Associate Picker in Moreno Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    4day 10hr work shift and tuition. reimbursement

    Cons

    hard to meet the percentage required. after the 3rd write up they let employees go instead of finding a different department that fits better. when an employee gets injure they don't accommodate and if they accommodate they accommodate them in the same department that they got injured . they don't take in consideration that the employee won't be able to perform their 100% therefore, it makes it hard to meet their percentage quota. also they lose their stocks if placed on a medical leave or leave for absence.

    Advice to Management

    Accommodate employees that get injured at the job in other departments. Don't take away their stocks. Accommodate those employees that got injure to the 1st half of their shift instead of their last half of their shift


  10. "the only thing that this company wants is to squeeze you."

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal Time, Unpaid time, vacation.

    Cons

    Slavery..
    You are a Robot