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  1. "SDS Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDS Agent in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - SDS Agent in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and decent pay

    Cons

    Very overworked and mandatory overtime


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Cheap benefits
    Climate controlled environment

    Cons

    Long hours
    Unrealistic rates
    Random mandatory overtime during peak
    No sitting except for 30 min breaks
    Little room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Lower hourly rates to realistic standards

  3. "Warehouse associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Pay is right, benefits for seasonal employees.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, 10 hour shifts only. No shorter shifts, no balance of personal life.


  4. "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime and long hours


  5. "Don't do it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Free Coffee
    Nice pay

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime
    Standing constantly for 12 hours at a time .

    Advice to Management

    Give chairs to people that work in close or tight areas that don't require much movement like stowers.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Amazon Area Manager Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Promotional opportunities
    Transfer opportunities
    Benefits
    stock and sign on bonuses

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance
    14 hours + workdays
    Mandatory Overtime that is no compensated
    Work on holidays


  7. "Amazon Process Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    The hourly pay is good especially in NY and if you do overnight + weekends

    Cons

    The mandatory overtime is a huge inconvenience especially if you work another job however they can make exceptions for people in school if the times clash.

  8. "Meh"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT WORK FOR AMAZON!!! Terrible work environment, terrible operation managers and no sitting allowed!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Area Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Area Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wage (£41k but with the bonus included).
    4 days on, 3 days off.
    Career opportunities across the company (but only after being a slave for 2/3 years or more).

    Cons

    - Terrible Pathways Operation Managers with 0 people skills. Notorious micromanagement. My manager was the worst!!!
    - No chairs allowed!!!! Constantly standing for 12/13 hours straight, feet and legs always in pain!!!!!
    - Work more than 50 hours a week when contract states only 40.
    - No training! They will dump you in a department with absolutely no training, leaving you having to rely on your team- leads all the time which is stupid!
    - Unrealistic targets and goals set for you to achieve.
    - General work environment is a complete mess. There is no order.
    - Managers have a culture of bullying new-starters, making them look incompetent, when they are just new and don't know anything!
    - Mandatory overtime with no extra pay! Completely illegal!
    - Canteen food is worse than prison food. Just disgusting.
    - Security guards will treat you like criminals. Airport security every-time even as you go to breaks.
    - Timed toilet/lunch breaks!!!!
    - It takes 5-10 minutes to get through security and even get to the break room, leaving you with nothing more than 15 minutes for a lunch break.
    - You can get sacked for being sick 3 days or more. Unbelievable.
    - Work weekends and nights. You will not be told your shift until the last minute.
    - You might be thinking the wage is good, but you have to pay most of it back if you leave within 2 years. The job is just not worth the money. This position needs to pay at least £55k or more for it to be even bearable.

    Advice to Management

    Give chairs to employees, better canteen food and give proper on-the-job training to managers!!!!! JEFF BEZOS CAN AFFORD TO DO SO!!!


  10. "Scanner/lead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere
    Opportunity for growth
    Considerate of workers
    Benefits

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime
    Walking distances
    Scanning rates
    No music
    Loud