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Amazon Sacramento Reviews

Updated February 1, 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. "Great Place to Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "No positives"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make new friends at work

    Cons

    Everything you hear about amazon treats its employees is true

  3. "A good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Benefits
    Low barrier to entry

    Cons

    Long hours
    Minimum rates
    Physically demanding
    Cog in the machine


  4. "Bitter sweet"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to work as a team and be a part of making history. HR is awesome and very informative. They will really help you.

    Cons

    Too repetitive and you only get promoted if you kiss up to management. They show favoritism amongst employees. They treat you like a robot.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate your employees so they don’t get burnt out. Stop showing favorite’s because the employees see it and it’s not fair.


  5. "Great experience but just a stepping stone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot of great leadership skills, how to develop projects and take ownership

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great and the company is frugal.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on supporting your team and building team moral


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Racist/Human resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting in your car and going home.

    Cons

    Human resources helps the bullies get away with bullying you till you fight back and they think its your fault. Supervisors two face back stabbers, they tell you to vent and talk to them, once you vent they use your own words against you. I hope donald trump shuts you down for trying to rip off the post office.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you guys shut down


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "FC is Not the Place for Experienced HR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "Life at the empire if Amazon."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. "Packer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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