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Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot of things and good working environment (in 335 reviews)

  • There are a lot of smart people in aws (in 753 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 1487 reviews)

  • No work life balance around the holidays (in 317 reviews)

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  1. "Toxic to the Core!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leadership Development in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Leadership Development in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand name for your resume
    Cutting edge

    Cons

    Overly political even though they claim to not have politics
    Brutal demotivating culture that uses leadership principles as a weapon to tear people down rather than to teach and grow

    Advice to Management

    It starts at the top! Jeff Bezos needs to mandate that leaders who use the Leadership Principles as a weapon be eliminated and quickly. Review all of the Leadership Principles. Look for the dark side behavior that the Leadership Principle might manifest and take steps to define. Hold managers and leaders accountable for teaching and rewarding the leadership principles rather than monitoring and punishing. Realize that EQ is as important a IQ. Take the data from connections seriously. Realize there is a management problem that is being reinforced and rewarded.


  2. "Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't have to call off . You have an allotted amount of hours you can use to be off work.

    Cons

    They treat all their employees very poorly. You have to ask to go to the bathroom. They do not comply with OSHA standards. They only get it together when they do show up.


  3. "Sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiving in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Receiving in Chester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and matching funds.

    Cons

    Backstabbing, poor management, excessive OT, then reprimanded for working OT, childishness

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and stop the favoritism.


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  5. "Horrible slave ship, high school all over again, managers fuckn the workers and showing favoritism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate (Overnight) in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate (Overnight) in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were decent compared to others jobs in the market. Some of the workers were okay to work with.

    Cons

    Workers are unappreciated. Overworked long hours with close to nothing breaks. Half to work like a slave at very fast pace to make your rates just for them to say you missed your rate by 2-5 packages and youre getting a write up. Hr doesn't reply back to their emails or telephone requests. None of the managers or hr are on the same page. Would never recommend anyone to work here unless it's the last resort for temporary pay

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating your hard workers and not just the favorites. Start being more involved with the workers who's actually getting the work done. Also there should be a better system as far as the time goes and the leave of absences. Each case should be different you never know what one person is going through.


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    "Rough working conditions and poor management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Moreno Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More than minimum wage pay, sick time, vacation time after 90 days. They just about anyone. 4 day work week.

    Cons

    10-hour shifts, two 10 minute breaks, 30 min lunch, must meet quota or you get terminated. Management has no prior experience and are fresh out of college with a two or four year. Walked 15 miles per day. On site doctors will try to persuade you to report any injuries as not work related so that they do not have to labor track you in order to get you to work more. Spills in the warehouse are handled by putting totes over it taking up space in the cramped isles. Found multiple blood stained shelves and cardboard shelves throughout the warehouse. Training is very very poor and you do not learn about the policies until you mess something up and get a write-up.

    Advice to Management

    Improve training and give realistic breaks. You are expected to be working up to the very minute your break starts and expected to continue working the very minute your break ends.


  7. "Exploitation at it's finest."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deliver Partner in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Deliver Partner in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No supervision. Pick your hours.

    Cons

    Continuosly farther distances to drive(upwards of 40 miles from the delivery hub), and if you end up having to return packages to the delivery hub at the end of your block, forget it, you just worked for free that day.

    I used my car for work related purposes only. By the time you get paid, the 18 an hour ends up being closer to minimum wage, and you're using your own vehicle. Amazon has a good scam job going on taking advantage of the less fortunate.

    If a customer says you didn't follow there notes(i.e. they tell you to leave it on a side porch and you didn't) Amazon penalizes you by email, and there is no proof the customer is even telling the truth.

    I used to work for the post office, customers complain all the time, for any reason.

    Poor, poor, poooooooor business model.


  8. "Worse place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stower in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Stower in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Befits start on first day and there is very little supervision. Pays pretty good and you get ot.

    Cons

    You are time tracked, so if you have to go to the bathroom or move to a different area you have to hurry. It's hard to find a supervisor or a manager if you need them.


  9. "Development/Improvement List - Manager's secret weapon against Engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Challenging Engineering problems to work on

    Cons

    Development/Improvement list which is invisible to employees. Only managers can see it and can add anything to it. They often does that to keep you in team. If you try a change, this will be communicated to your hiring manager and almost all times hiring manager will be reluctant. So please managers in ALL means or you will be !@#$%^

    Advice to Management

    You guys @#$%


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working for Amazon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Associate in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Logistics Associate in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a chance to transfer internally

    Cons

    The work is hard but without any rewards or gratification. They try to keep part time employees so that they don't have to give benefits. The opportunities for advancement are usually for men and don't seem to make sense, they don't just promote the most qualified candidate in your department but rather seek out people from other locations.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as well as you expect to treat customers. There is so much negative employee feedback from our internal surveys, yet nothing changes.


  11. "AmazonFresh ORD 6 Woodale,IL Location SUCKS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Set Scheduling Options 5hr or 10hr shifts, typically 3 or 4 days a week

    Cons

    Too Many Bad Changes of Work Process
    Bully Co-worker Atmosphere
    Short or Cheated Out of Breaks
    Unrealistic Pick Rate of Work
    Poor Supervisors/Management
    No Music or Motivation
    No Holiday Pay for working on Holiday shifts - that is messed up

    Advice to Management

    Stop Playing Favorites with Employees, STOP TREATING ME LIKE A SLAVE DOG FOR YOUR MANAGEMENT BONUSES


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