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Amazon transporter Reviews

Updated September 7, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2384 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 497 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon it’s hard work but worth it!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Transportation Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    If identifying data trends is your talent then this is your place to be.
    Everyday is ‘Day one’ can be good or cumbersome it depends
    Your input as a employee is valuable
    Work life balance

    Amazon has been that company I have admired the FC ‘make it happen’ teams.
    And I am apart of a company with great people.
    I love it here! Amazon truly invest and value their employees and it does matter if you’re super smart (which there’s a lot of them here, lol) or just a consistent hard worker.
    As a Amazonian your input is valued!
    Because it’s the coolest company on the planet! Keep up the good work Amazonians and let’s keep pushing the bar of excellence! #makinghistorywhilehavingfun!

    Cons

    Day one the cumbersome side. Workload constantly changing. So be prepared to work hard and efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Work on bridging the communication gap and provide concrete metrics on teams overall performance (this is easier said than done) but it’s important for team members to identify what is required.


  2. "Tempe's NOC/ROC (AZA1)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Lots of employee engagement. Lunches, activities, ways to provide positive feedback.
    Regular review cycle and pay increases.
    Lots of opportunities to transfer teams.

    Cons

    It's hard to figure out where certain issues belong. People come to you for help, but it isn't something you do, and you have no idea where to tell them to go.
    Lots of ambiguity in job scope. Documentation gets outdated quickly.
    It seems to be difficult to promote from L4 Hourly to L4 Salary.
    Every year there is a re-organization that changes which teams report where. It causes some confusion about what direction the cart is being pulled. A re-org caused a hiring freeze, when the positions were still very much needed.

  3. "It was OKAY"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Operations Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation Operations Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to pick up
    A lot of down time after peek every year
    good for part time

    Cons

    Depending on the position work could be mind numbing
    Full time is probably not worth it

    Advice to Management

    Higher Pay and be more willing to promote within.


  4. "Great Warehouse Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Transportation in Romeoville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -They care for their associates
    -They have great benefits
    -You get most of your benefits from day 1
    -You own stock shares since day 1
    -You get plenty of time off
    -If ever pregnant you cant get up to 5months of full pay leave if u been here a yr
    -They wanna see you grow at the company
    -They help you get your career going
    -Plenty of opportunity's to grow in the company

    Cons

    -Some managers are not great leaders

    Advice to Management

    -Listen more and communicate better with your team and have a better attitude with them.


  5. "Very Uneven"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Lead in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Transportation Lead in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your teammates are great and very helpful. Safety is always ensured.

    Cons

    Managers bounce between micromanaging and not being around.

    Advice to Management

    More mentoring for new managers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Field Transportation Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Lead in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Lead in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule is fixed. You get to work overtime frequently. Awesome benefits, nice brand new FC to work in. Amazon, supplies you with everything you need to do a first class job.

    Cons

    They can take a long time to fill job openings.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Managers on site fill the job openings. HR in Arizona takes forever to give our FC quality candidates to interview.


  7. "Field Transportation Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Field Transportation Specialist
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Specialist

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent and you receive discounts on several things.

    Cons

    The base pay sucks. They claim to pay a competitive wage, but several warehouses in the area start they're employees off 2-3 dollars for doing the same job. Most of management are college students who've never had a job before let alone being in charge of anything.

  8. "I great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Transportation Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, funny environment, fast, the drive to push you, comfy, in the loop of Chicago, company outings, and being apart of one of the greatest companies in the world.

    Cons

    In the loop of Chicago, getting to and from is hard, parking is pricey, sometimes you have to deal with unruly customers and works, and work can be stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    I guess make it a little easier to return for previous employees but the team is great there and so are the management.


  9. "National Operations Center (NOC)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outbound Transportation in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Outbound Transportation in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great communication on training and great atmosphere in the work place.

    Cons

    No cons they work with you in all types of situations and help you resolve they do not just tell you do it this way or that way they walk you through the problem

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Benefits, Flexible Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Specialist in Braselton, GA
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Specialist in Braselton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon has excellent benefits all around (investment, health care, and bonuses). Additionally the environment in which a field transportation associate works allows for being outside of facility the majority of the time, heavy interaction with most departments, and the ability to create software solutions on the fly to automate task that would otherwise take a lot of time.

    Cons

    Pay is decent for certain aspects of the position; however, the pay is not compatible with previous positions held at other companies and is not very competitive given skill sets expected of an employee in this role.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping employees in this position is imperative to ensuring the security of the truck yard. While the benefits are really good, retaining high quality employees often requires a company to step up their game regarding actual pay.