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"Warehouse employees are REQUIRED to work to the bone! Beware it is tuff work!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazon offers great benefits like stock shares when you are full- time. Always busy so hours aren't and issue and competitive pay raises**! You receive a raise every six months then they are given annually. Quick and easy to make money with a seasonal position.

Cons

Seasonal is comparable to sweatshop work! Very tuff physical labor and expect a mandatory schedule of 60 hours.- full time positions have been rumored ( and lived up to) unemployment after " maxing out on their payroll scales... Warehouse workers will make about $14 hourly and they find ways to fire people ( not my experience) after they have been maxed at the $14** hr mark.... You max out after about 4 years, right when employees are comfortable with their position and relying on the income... Amazon hubs do not seem to value their employees and do not tell a whole lot about their company in whole upon highering... Let alone your position and what your position means to the company.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Digital growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working to create new digital experiences and new platforms is cool, get to work with some smart people, brand recognition of amazon is great, stock price is doing well.

    Cons

    HR/Performance management systems are stuck in the 90's and don't encourage growth or risk taking. Middle management is under trained and in experienced - folks getting promoted based on politics and connections not on skills. Lack of people investment, people are worked hard and get burnt out.

    The digital org - kindle + others - has grown incredibly quickly leading to some of these cons. Not sure how these issues exist in retail, aws or other orgs but lots of people are leaving digital for those orgs.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate vision better, talk more to ground level employees, clean up mgmt orgs - take care of your people


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    "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are top notch for the area.

    Cons

    Upper management has little interest in promoting qualified associates.

    Advice to Management

    Become more transparent, let the people know what is really going on. Reward them for the good they do!

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