Amazon Reviews in Toronto, ON | Glassdoor

Amazon Toronto Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
107 reviews

Filter

Filter

Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Amazon Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
55 Ratings

107 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2293 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "FC Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick Pace, fellow associates are great to work with. Managers and PA's are also great to work with.

    Cons

    I've only worked 9 weeks so far...non as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    I've only worked 9 weeks so far...I cannot give any reasonable advice this far in my job position.


  2. "Area Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership experience.
    Very fast faced.
    Lots to learn.

    Cons

    Work life balance not so good.
    Physically very tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Please create a process to retain employees for longer duration.

  3. "Account Executive, Amazon Web Services"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people and environment to learn from. Love the quick pace and ability to move fast. Customer Obesssion is truly on full display at Amazon

    Cons

    Everyone is doing multiple jobs and time/bandwidth is constrained

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring Customer Obsessed people


  4. "Health and safety specialist job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Training material and content to assist with job is available, leaving it up to you. If you want to ace in your job. There is room for growth and learning. In health and safety field probably one of most safety driven companies. We are given room for testing and implement new changes.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons at current time


  5. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, very smart people

    Cons

    It's a big company so there is a chance you might run into some people who are more concerned with politics than work


  6. "Horrible!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Literally none except maybe for the health benefits if you last more than a week!

    Cons

    One of the worst jobs you can ever get into. Majority of the workers seem depressed and look like they want to commit suicide. Managers are incompetent and unprofessional. They are mostly brown (Indian) and play favourites and give preferential treatment to brown workers. If you speak their language that's a bonus since they blatantly speak punjabi in front of other staff members which is completely unethical and absurd. The factory is run like a zoo and the workers are treated like animals. Do not work here unless it's a last resort. Working at the Amazon fulfilment centre is the epitome of modern day slavery.

    Advice to Management

    This company's business practices needs to be reevaluated!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Everything is the numbers from computer, work hard like a robot"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays bi-weekly on time
    Nice cafeteria
    Good benefit (Health care, dental)
    Easy to get in (Only back ground check)
    A lot of young workers.

    Cons

    Everything is measured by computer, the only thing manager/supervisor does during work hour is looking into laptop computer and figure out who poor performer is (who will be the next to terminate)
    The target is very high, is set based on 75% of associate can achieve, this means 25% of associate will be terminated soon or later. (means it is almost impossible for newly hired associate to survive, they don't allow learning curve period, expecting at least 100% of target, 4 warnings will get fired)
    Rating is on the board everyday (every after break, this gives everyone pressure to work harder, it is like cheap bad high school.
    Certainly there is favoritism exist, some will get easy job (so that rating looks good), promoted to higher position, not necessarily based on higher skills.
    Noisy and hot environment.
    Not much appreciation from manager/supervisor, associates are expected to work like robot (regardless feeling/condition, constantly achieve rating for 10 hours on every working days) It is very sad to see some associates use those carbonated caffeine energy drink to keep up for entire shift.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than watching laptop computer for every minutes during shift, do something more productive work.
    Rather than threatening for termination only based on the rating report calculated by computer, look how hard everyone is working, try to understand what is the obstacles associates are facing, try to improve process rather than shuffling people around.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fc Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, easy to commute to work.

    Cons

    Longer shifts with hard work

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "Software Developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and benefits. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Breaks dont feel long enough


  10. "Operations (Fulfillment)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Supportive work environment
    Values safety and development of employees

    Cons

    Depressing being in the fulfillment center
    Lots of rules/procedures
    Boring work

    Advice to Management

    Try to get people to care about the job


Showing 107 of 24,330 reviews
Reset Filters