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Amazon Warehouse Associate Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • We get to learn a lot of things on the job (in 420 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 335 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 1954 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 421 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (120)

    "Warehouse associate, full time for over two years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier I Warehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Tier I Warehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay and the ability to get raises very quickly. Full training in all areas are offered and if your willing to work hard and sweat everyday for 10 hours a day, 4 days a week, then this is the job for you. The 4 day weeks go by quick, it can be exhausting so proper rest and a healthy lifestyle will help you stay strong within this company. Beat benefits as well once you are a hired on as a full time employee.

    Cons

    After 3 years of working with the company you "cap out" at $15.75, meaning you can no longer make any more money than that as a tier 1 associate. Your expected to want to move up in the company and that is the only way to make a better hourly wage, by advancing into management and operations management positions if there are any openings.


  2. "If you are driven and self-motivated you will thrive in this environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Everett, MA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Everett, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are good... Pay is good. As long as you do your job, you won't have anyone constantly looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    If you are late you get time deducted from your unpaid time off (UPT)... Or if they flex end time by an hour and you can't stay you lose some of your UPT. There is a lot of turnaround and many times there is flex time added to the shift. If you have another job that starts closely after your shift at Amazon this may become a problem for you. It takes awhile to earn enough sick time to cover a day off if you are going to be out sick.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more support given to new hires as not everyone is able to adapt and learn as quickly as others.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Robbinsville, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Robbinsville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health and stock benefits are nice. The match on the 401k isn't too bad either. Every day is a new experience and every experience can be an opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Working overnight affects your internal clock. There's not as much efficiency in my building as I'd like there to be. Communication from management to employees could be better at times.

    Advice to Management

    The morale can be really low at times. Finding some way to boost it on a daily basis would benefit everyone.


  4. "Working at an Amazon warehouse is like working at a sweatshop"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are generally nice, break room, lunch selections

    Cons

    Fast paced, always standing and moving, unreasonable rates to be completed each day, don't be sick or get injured or you will get terminated

    Advice to Management

    Make rates lower and change the policies on when an employee is sick/injured without being terminated


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal to permanent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Moreno Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Moreno Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, easy work, recognition, pay during peak.

    Cons

    Peak. Peak. Peak. Pay is somewhat low. Cross training can be limited or slow going because of the number of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to establish and continue mentoring programs for employees that show initiative. Follow through with your comments.


  6. "Great hands on experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level I Warehouse Associate
    Current Employee - Level I Warehouse Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for advancement and training in all areas of the warehouse. Management works closely with employees which creates a great working relationship. Hard but easy work, be prepared to stand on feet for 5 hours a day. 15 minute paid break. The pay is decent for the work that's being done.

    Cons

    Only part time available 5 hours a day for 4 days a week.
    Body will be sore from sorting packages,
    Standing on feet for 5 hours a day.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "The truth about amazon"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dedham, MA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dedham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good consistent hours and benifits

    Cons

    There is a point system you are not aware of untill you are up for termination...if you clock in 10mins early you get a point or clock out late u get a point its basicly the reason amazon has a high employee turn over rate

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazon Really Strives to Put Employees First"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reduced Time Warehouse Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Reduced Time Warehouse Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Endless career opportunities within the organization
    Management involved in day to day operation
    Will listen to employees comments and feedback in order to make positive change.
    Never Boring Work responsibilities
    State of the art break rooms with food and drink selections

    Cons

    Will require strong physical commitment, not an easy job physically.
    Advice: Be prepared to work at a continuous pace for long periods.
    Very warm in facility during the summer days.
    Extensive tracking of man hour, but this is understandable.

    Advice to Management

    Have more interaction with those Amazonians that train new employees. Give them both recognition and offer other incentives to "Ambassadors". These are the ones who train those who do the work. Make it so that every employee desires to be a future trainer for the Amazon company.


  9. "Not Worth the Time"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Edgerton, KS
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Edgerton, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    -After 60 days, there are opportunities to move around internally.
    -Quality and very cheap health, dental, and vision insurance provided.

    Cons

    -401K match is a joke.
    -Absolutely NO work-life balance.
    -Pay is alright, but for the standards and the value of the company, it needs to be increased. The time and effort put in is not worth the pay.
    -Sr. Management tends to be lazy and full of themselves. There are good ones among them, but get off your high horse.
    -Breeds a culture of benefiting just yourself, not other employees or the small businesses who can only survive by working with Amazon. They want complete control over the marketplace and ol' Jeff just wants to line his pockets more. He needs to be more generous to every level of employee.
    -Time off is an absolute joke. Length of breaks are an absolute slap in the face.

    NOT WORTH IT.

    Advice to Management

    Chill out. Only reason why I give two stars is because of the insurance provided. Amazon does awesome there.


  10. "Depends on your drive and workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hazle Township, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hazle Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits and a liberal time off policy

    Cons

    Lots of cronyism, most positions in FC's and DC's you'll feel like and be treated like a number.

    Advice to Management

    Seattle corporate management need to go out to sites more often for longer periods to understand the dynamic of what happens on the ground. I believe this would improve the way rules and new processes are handed down from higher levels.