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Amazon Specialist Reviews

Updated November 16, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2483 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 518 reviews)

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  1. "Investigation Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, 401k, work from home, inspiring supportive people, internal mobility encouraged, amazing culture

    Cons

    Time off is average for hourly employees, hard to move up in some orgs

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Great on People"

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    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be trained well in every aspect of the job. The staff are professionals.

    Cons

    There is a work on Saturday and Sunday.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Working with Amazon"

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    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Middletown, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, Young people also

    Cons

    Work life balance sucks working warehouse schedule shifts

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a constant hawk and analyzing the employee's every move


  4. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Resolution Specialist
    Current Employee - Resolution Specialist
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, pay, benefits, employee discount

    Cons

    Long hours, mandatory overtime, not much work life balance, hard to move up, metrics based


  5. "Would work for HAZMAT again!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - HazMat Classification Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - HazMat Classification Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provided a week intensive training of dangerous goods. The team leads were very supportive and knowledgeable. It was a fun team to work on. The hiring manager was

    Cons

    Contracted through a temp agency. The contract was short and the pay could be better.


  6. "Logistics Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Brand recognition on your resume.

    Cons

    Bullies thrive and are rewarded. Extreme hours and horrible work-life balance . Management isn't always on the same page. They also make frequent changes to things that can confuse people, especially when communication site-wide is missing. Only care about obtaining results at the expense of their employees safety. Management can be a hit or miss depending on the site. High turnover rate most people don’t last more than a year.


  7. "EHS Specialist"

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    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety Culture, Leadership, Management, Work days

    Cons

    Hard to advance within the company

  8. "From the New Kid"

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    Current Employee - FBA Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - FBA Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full Time, Work From Home
    Comprehensive Benefits
    Reasonable Hours of Operation to choose your shift in.

    Cons

    Repetitive Ticket Work
    Numbers Oriented Puzzles to solve

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome.


  9. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, friendly atmosphere, Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Only a 30min lunch and a long drive from where I live


  10. "Vendor specialist"

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    Current Employee - Vendor Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Vendor Specialist in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Strong Autonomy within your role. Amazing team members

    Cons

    Leveling is dependent of internal relationships. No structure but if you like building something from nothing, this is great for you. Scrutiny