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Updated January 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Learn a lot and good work office (in 445 reviews)

  • I feel empowered working at Amazon and I have a great work life balance (in 382 reviews)

Cons
  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2077 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Wrongful Termination/Write Ups - Amazon Uses People For Peak Season"

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    Former Employee - Stower in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Stower in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good At Making You Feel As If The Job IS Secure When In Truth It Is Not

    Cons

    Not A Secure Job With Career Advancement & Wrongful Termination/Write Ups For Low Productivity Which Amazon Is At Fault For (i.e. Bad Freight, Packed Pods, Bad Mixture Of Products)

    Advice to Management

    Don't Use People & Don't Wrongfully Terminate Or Write Someone Up For Something Which Is Clearly Related To Amazon Not The Employee Which Effects Their Rates & Productivity


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place to work as SWE. If you get their offer, just run away."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Talented co-workers
    - Good Tech stack

    Cons

    Way too many cons
    - Zero work life balance
    - Employees are treated like disposable items
    - Micromanagement all the time
    - Managers shows no respect to employees

    Advice to Management

    Realize that some of us have family and kids and work isn't everything, otherwise it will be impossible for you to attract good talents. Stop hiring people are your level so you can outperform them and get promoted.

  3. "Waste of time, not worth it.."

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Easy job and weekly pay.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, pay rate, distance,was unable to work a full schedule due to" business needs"

    Advice to Management

    To much favoritism, learn to communicate more directly, Be more open and honest withb employees


  4. "DMI2 - waste of time!"

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    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    You get tiny a paycheck.
    Sort of a fixed schedule. They may change it (and they will) at any point.

    Cons

    DMI2 is overstaffed of sortation associates, so much that they are going to send you home early frequently, not completing your minimum 20hrs/week.
    Extra hours / over-time? forget it!

    They will not show you how you use their equipment, you have to figure it out yourself. You would expect at least to shadow someone.

    Their attendance point system is useless, you will get hit with points against you even if they “requested a ticket”.

    Not enough parking.

    High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people if you don't need them!
    Shut down the place, it’s a complete mess. You should know better Amazon..


  5. "Pathways Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Pathways in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Pathways in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Signing bonus and relocation allowance.

    Cons

    Everything you hear is true.


  6. "No!"

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    Current Employee - Pantry Associate in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Pantry Associate in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on who is reading this. They will hire anyone. You have medical insurance on day one though, as long as you are a full-time employee.

    Cons

    Everything else. The culture there is pathetic. The pay sucks considering the bull you have to put up with. Expect to hear your rates every hour (which seems to increase constantly). Rates, that's all they care about. Your a robot, not a human being. I have not been there but 5 months, but most people leave after a month (if they don't leave after the first week). I was told they have a 300%turnover rate? Not sure if that is correct, but I can see how it could be true.

    Advice to Management

    Care about anything other than yourself.


  7. "Very toxic workplace"

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    Former Employee - Inbound in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Inbound in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours and pay are reliable.

    Cons

    Workers find ways to sneak and be constant bullies to make themselves comfortable at work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't slack off or join any toxic situations.

  8. "Have a look"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    lot of learning due to aggressive, work culture

    Cons

    Lot of stress due to lot of work

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. "Worst place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    None that I caN think of

    Cons

    Management no room for advancement


  10. Helpful (2)

    "You are only a body in a sea of bodies."

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control Associate in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Associate in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    The pay is better than working at Walmart, but till you start you do not realize you will earn every penny. You can roll out of bed and come to work in your pj's. You can pick the area you would like to work at daily.

    Cons

    I took this position as a bandaid while I was interviewing for a professional position. But that being said I went in with every desire to do my very best, and hopefully move up in the company... it's Amazon! Well, that dream was quickly crushed. After four days of "training", I was put on the floor of the brand new CVG 9 sort facility. Because of my skill set and computer experience I was advised to go to ICQA. My first full week I was shocked, I had no idea how ANYONE ever actually received a package from Amazon. I went in every day and was told no.... we're not doing it that way today. When I would question that insane changes from day to day.... they told me "Welcome to Amazon".
    I worked there for over three and half months. PA's and Managers never bother to learn your name, because you may not be there tomorrow, so why bother. You are nothing but a body. Even though I worked extremely hard and honestly wanted to do my best I was never once thanked, praised, or appreciated. Not once. I think I was so shocked because I have always had professional positions, I expected because of the pay that the respect and appreciation would be there. It was a truly humbling experience and I'm so sad for everyone that has to go there each day so Jeff Bezos can have a few more billion dollars. The paycheck hits your bank account every week, but that's it. Revolving Door is what you will find here.

    Advice to Management

    You need some serious human experience training. Stop treating "associates" like bodies. Most people find an area they feel comfortable in and stay there. I worked in ICQA for the entire time I was there. No one learned my name, said thank you, great job. I never once met my "supervisor" One of the most saddest points of my life was working for you.


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