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"Work is dreadfully boring, but pays extremely well"

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Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hebron, KY
Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hebron, KY
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Palletizing, stacking totes; so easy a monkey could do it; for the most part, you won't lift more than about 30 lbs...not that heavy.
As long as you make rate, you are left alone for the most part.
Most employees are very nice and respectful.
The job pays extremely good money for such easy work---especially night shift
4 nights a week (off-peak)

Cons

The job procedures are a bit nitpicky (EX: above 4 pallets, get a partner, which ain't always possible especially when there are few people on the EOL line and you get weighed down with so many totes)

Some associates like to boss you around as if they are your supervisors...annoying

The job is extremely boring and tiresome; you do the same thing over and over and over for weeks and weeks before being given another assignment

Advice to Management

Make the job more exciting by switching up assignments every other day.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Roller coaster of change"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant
    Current Employee - Process Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to influence change are abundant. Continuous change, so if you don't like something...just wait around a bit. Lots of OT during the holidays.

    Cons

    Long days. Can be stressful depending on your position. Lots of OT during the holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be as transparent as possible...it allows your associates to accept change easier.


  2. 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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