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Updated February 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "Picking: Physically tough job but everything else is good"

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    Current Employee - FC Associate I in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - FC Associate I in Chester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, fun to work, nice environment, nice benefits, 10% off when purchasing from amazon.com, work life balance is good

    Cons

    work can be tough physically (especially picking), sometimes rate seem to be unrealistic and pushing limits, boring as hell.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon should help get jobs (within amazon) to employee who graduated while working at amazon.


  2. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and compensation is great, weekly pay.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    Give more hours per week.

  3. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Shipping in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Shipping in Chester, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, health care, career choice

    Cons

    schedules, pay rates, managment with no enough experience


  4. "Great company/Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard, Play hard. Great locations,

    Cons

    hours can get squirley, mngm't loves micro-mngm't style

    Advice to Management

    Offer more fixes FT hours


  5. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Test Center Administrator in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Test Center Administrator in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent job if u can get used to it

    Cons

    Management is terrible ,too many boundaries they come up with anything to get u fired .

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic


  6. "It was a great place to work just physically demanding"

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    Former Employee - Stower in Petersburg, VA
    Former Employee - Stower in Petersburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay great benefits almost perfect hours

    Cons

    Physically demanding long hours crazy expectations

    Advice to Management

    Be easier on your employees some cant keep up with the crazy rates.


  7. "It is good depending on who micromanages the site"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits! I love that I can take time off work or pick up more shifts when available. Peak season is when the money comes in.

    Cons

    They are stiff on breaks; the 15 mins they give include the time you walk to and from your station. There is obvious favoritism and if you are friends with someone in a position, just ask and they'll give it to you (reason why our HR is so incompetent). When it is off-season, shifts can be shortened and sometimes employees will be asked to volunteer to go home.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your friends. There are far more qualified employees who have the education and relevant background that you just don't know about because they can't apply to anything since nothing is posted.

  8. "Incredible Fast Paced Environment"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced, own your own development.
    Work with high-energy, intelligent people solving problems realtime.

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance lacking. Pay is not as attractive as before


  9. "The Amazon"

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    Former Employee - ICQA in Chester, VA
    Former Employee - ICQA in Chester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits
    great training diverse culture
    Great insight

    Cons

    making rate
    transferring to another Amazon ( waiting period)

    Advice to Management

    stay connected to staff


  10. Helpful (1)

    "You will find no career here."

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    Former Employee - P A in Petersburg, VA
    Former Employee - P A in Petersburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The beneifits are wonderful and they start on day one if you aren't a temp.

    Cons

    The pay, you are paid as if you work in a department store not a warehouse that way they keep wages down. Their production rate of 100% everyday. You are looking at a write up at 99.9%. Here they only care about the numbers not you at all.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to area management they are under the some pressure as the associate. In two years I had 5 area mangers. I stayed in the same dept.


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