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Updated November 14, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2488 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 520 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Packer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great money to be made. room to move up and grow in the company. great health care and dental care is amazing. they give shares into the company. and good bonuses when good jobs are done.

    Cons

    the parking is insane during the peak season. takes to much time to get into the building and out during lunch breaks due to security screenings.

    Advice to Management

    there needs to be more management because there are to many workers for what is there.


  2. "Fullfillment Associate"

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    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Good Exercise.
    Work hard and find a way to make the job enjoyable. If you can do that, you will not hate it like many employees/former employees state. I rather liked doing it because I was constantly pushing myself, in a competition with myself and my friends, and relished in improving my metrics. It can feel like a video game if you are imaginative.

    Cons

    No Benefits, Position offered at end of temp position was worse, Rude Manager, Short Breaks.
    You can deal with the short breaks if you are diligent, prepared, and efficient. They used to put the snacks that were two days from expiration in the break room, but stopped doing this, would not donate them to local shelters, and instead just threw them away. There were a few managers that were very good at their job, welcoming, understanding, and fun to work with, but then there were a few bad apples. This is not an easy job by any means and it was a drag to work with anyone that was lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and don't treat them like a number (even though they are)

  3. Helpful (2)

    "GREAT pay, terrible environment"

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    Former Employee - Ops Administrative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Ops Administrative in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, along with the chance to work with highly skilled people. Amazon's vetting process for management is insane, ensuring they only get top tier folks.

    Cons

    Not chance whatsoever for work life balance. The demands will inevitably run you into the ground. Like other reviews have already explained, this will only work if you do not have a family and want to be married to work. Work follows you home and invades your nightmares.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency with floor employees is avoided like the plague. When they finally crack from stress (or find out difficult truths), they attack the actual humans working in management who have been forced to lie to them. Stop this trend of secrecy that keeps alienating and frustrating people.


  4. "Delivery driver"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are able to pick any shift to work. The pay is great. There's a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    The shifts are hard to aquire, very scarce.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate an initial first day orientation for smooth transition and easier acclimation.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Only here for the insurance job"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance, some friendly coworkers, bistro food

    Cons

    Area Managers and PA's (processing assistants) put their favorites in positions (process guides) so that when peak rolls around they have the best chance at the seasonal role. If you decide to speak or complain to HR or the connections line (that is supposed to be confidential) they will report back to your supervisors what the conversation was about and the retaliation starts. They will remove you from any indirect role you may have done in the past and then the write-ups start appearing. A lot of the people that have gotten promoted have been because they have sucked up to management and become besties with them. They don't leave much room for Tier 1's to move up because they continuously rotate the Tier 3's in different positions or roles. They have some areas where the Tier 3's get to even sit at a desk, must be hard on your feet being on facebook all day. Jeff Besoz's needs to visit this location and see how incompetent management really is and how FILTHY the facility is on a daily basis. Favoritism, rude coworkers, inexperienced management, dusty, dirty, filthy warehouse, extremely hot inside the warehouse, no opportunity at all to advance unless your friends with Management, short breaks, dirty drinking water, and CRAZY employees everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    LEARN HOW TO MANAGE AND PUT THE PROPER PEOPLE IN THE PROPER POSITIONS BASED ON THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND NOT WHO YOU LIKE. STOP RETALIATING AGAINST EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY COME TO YOU ABOUT PROBLEMS IN THE DEPARTMENT.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Amazon Fulfillment center"

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    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


  7. "Great Company"

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    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

  8. "Best College Job"

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    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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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