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Updated August 28, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2384 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 497 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very "go get it" culture. Enables you to chase your goals from the start. Provide you with the resources you need to succeed whether that be online lessons or company events to aid development.

    Cons

    Cut throat sometimes. Very easy to get discouraged because they want people to fail and learn from it quickly. Managers can be distant sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on aiding the development of future managers. Teach them how to develop others, and you will create a self-sustaining talent pool.


  2. "An okay place to work for some decent pay."

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fixed hours, easy work, weekly pay (if you're seasonal).

    Cons

    The easy work can become repetitive very quickly. The equipment always seems to be broken and with as much money as Amazon has coming in, there's no excuse for it.

    Advice to Management

    Please replace your equipment more often.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "FC is Not the Place for Experienced HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and health benefits. Fast development model. Look to hire the best for roles higher than tier I.

    Cons

    Company doesn’t screen applicants for FC besides basic background and drug screen. So many associates come in and just don’t want to come to work. FC HR ends up having to deal with basic employee relations and attendance management majority of time. Benefits administration, LOA, many other functions are decentralized so not truly the spot for a HR Generalist.

    Advice to Management

    So much focus on associate engagement and retention that support roles are forgotten. Don’t forget the constant beating that support roles have to endure because management will send all problems to support’s way to deal with. Many support roles in the FC are not given the same consideration as associates and other leadership.


  4. "Life at the empire if Amazon."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management team really takes notice of your value, even when you dont think they do.

    Cons

    No cons really to add.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible working conditions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sorter in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sorter in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You meet cool Tier 1 and Tier 3 associates

    Cons

    Management only cares about production, you’re just a number, if you can’t be %100 every shift workin at a fast rate, you’ll be written up, working as a “sorter” you’ll be left at station for hours with no bathroom breaks. Favoritism is out of control, tier 1 associates start at 13.25 per hour, the owner claims he pays %30 percent more than other retailers, when you work in an FC facility you’re doing warehouse work not retail sales work, it’s labor from start to finish and again you have to be fast or they’ll write you up to get rid of you quickly,

    Advice to Management

    Employees are aware you’re only for your numbers, no gettin around it, not enough to just have a two minute pep talk at stand up.


  6. "Packer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Packer in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent checks & easy job

    Cons

    -Hard to balance a social life with 10 hour shifts.
    -Constantly being pushed to work faster.
    -Breaks being cut in order to make it back to station on time
    - Hour system for time off could be done better.
    - No sympathy if you go negative on hours (heard of a co-worker going negative on hours because his brother had been shot and he was still sadly let go from Amazon)

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like robots.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not for the feint of heart..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities, Salary, Challenging Work,
    Customer Devotion. These are all of the things that Amazon has to offer. Plus, you can work pretty much wherever you want to across the globe.

    Cons

    Unrealistic Expectations. There are a ton of silos, particularly in the fulfillment and operations world. However, having the right people around you can help with this.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so caught up in the way things are, be open to new possibilities. There are a lot of great ideas out there if you would only just listen to the people that you represent. After all, that's what made Amazon so great in the first place.

  8. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with good benefits

    Cons

    Most of employes are rude and disrespectful

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to advice them


  9. "Package delivery / driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Amazon part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Briely talking to the customers making sure the packages were in a safe place on their property.

    Cons

    Attempting to accept more appointments by the use of app in. i. e. traffic. and not being able to make it.

    Advice to Management

    Being considerate of your employees as you expect them to be of your customers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nightmare"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay lots of work

    Cons

    Long hours, poor training and support ridiculous goals and quotas


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