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Updated March 24, 2018
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Richmond, VA

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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2325 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 480 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon Fulfillment center"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker/Mentor/Problem Solver in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Picker/Mentor/Problem Solver in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great benefits
    Paid time off
    When your shifts over you stop working
    Amenities in the warehouse
    Multiple job opportunities
    Good exercise

    Cons

    Long hours
    You must understand this is a warehouse, it's big. Really big.
    Amazon gets orders that have to be fulfilled, they promise those orders in a certain time, so naturally the job is fast paced. You don't have to push yourself management sees that your trying and not hanging out nothing happens to you. The people who talk bad about Amazon are the same people standing around talking and not doing their job, and are mad when they get in trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Not to have favorites when it comes to picking people to do jobs, just because someone has been there longer doesn't mean they are a better worker


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Amazon Associate in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Amazon Associate in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, high safety and security

    Cons

    Long working hours and little break time

  3. "Best College Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Packer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - better pay than minimum wage
    - time-off options
    -set schedule
    - company morale
    - shift options

    Cons

    -young leadership
    -limited personal pay raise opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Better communicate with associates wanting to move up in the company.


  4. "Distribution Associate"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Great management, fast paced environment,

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  5. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, Flexible Schedule, lots of help and resources available, Provides laptop.

    Cons

    Dealing with the different carriers....however that is not Amazon. If you enjoy being on the phone for long periods of time it is for you. Starting pay is rather low for all you are asked to do, but it is room to move around and get a possible increase.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Plenty of room to grow !"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have the ability to relocate as you progress your career with Amazon, the sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but be prepared to hi the ground running on Day 1


  7. "Fast Pace"

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    Current Employee - Picker in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Picker in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, quick hiring process, great exercise, no need for a gym membership if you work in a FC

    Cons

    Work-life balance, no on board training (1 and half days worth of "training". Long period of time walking. They don't tell you what your goals are.

    Advice to Management

    All of my on boarding training and orientation was full of telling me what not to do instead of helping you know what to do and how to be successful.

  8. "New hire"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Picker in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So far, so good. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Lot's of walking every day.


  9. "IT Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Stock options and the medical benefits

    Cons

    To move up you usually have to relocate


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Work from home"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtual Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Virtual Customer Service Representative in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not having to get out of pajamas, ease of the programs used, perks.

    Cons

    very long hours, high expectations, no helpful management

    Advice to Management

    Work on organizing smaller work groups for chat, so it's easier and quicker to get questions answered.


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