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  1. "Have to be Manager's Favorite to get Promoted"

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work Culture Employee Policies Infrastructure Facilities at Work

    Cons

    Favoritism Promotion Policies No Individual Focus on employees

    Amazon2019-11-04
  1. "great job, fast paced but great environment and there is always extra hours & the benefits are amazing!"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate, Packing Department in Easton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. Great hours, same each week except when you pick overtime shifts that aren't your regular scheduled day/time. Paid time off from day one, but you only get so many hours a quarter and if you use them, your terminated. Benefits start at day one as well! Great benefits, for your family as well. Kids/spouses/etc. Four day work week, three days off. 10 hour days, with 2 breaks and 1 lunch. Train you properly, and do not let you just work with questioning everything, they want you to know the job before putting you by yourself in the work environment. Great people to work with. Supervisors are all pretty cool, and work together with you for the most part.

    Cons

    Once you use the hours given to you for paid time off and unpaid time off, which is 40 hours total for the first 3 to 4 months, once used, your terminated. There are people that do nothing, or just mess around all day long and get away with it while others kill themselves to get the job done, going unrecognized and unappreciated. There are times when the work is extremely backed up and then everyone scrambles to get the orders out on time for the prime members one day shipping, or for proper shipping that was paid for and needed to be upheld by the companies standards. A lot of times you are lifting pretty heavy items, or just repetitive heavier items over and over that then begin to make you feel like your literally hurting all over because it's none stop heavier items being lifted and boxed up to be shipped and it takes a lot out of you through the day especially in the beginning of the month when repetitive orders go out the same time each month starts, like example...dog food, cases of water, and things like that. You also get a lot of furniture, bed frames, chairs. Tables, mattresses etc. in some packing departments that are too big to be put in boxes, or are in boxes and just need shipping labels, or boxes are damaged and need a new one made or it needs fixed....these are an all day, repetitive, none stop thing that occurs in these areas and you get very burned out pretty quickly especially when you have to have a package completed every minute your working. You have to keep up with your quota, and if your not making it they are going to check into why, and if you continue to not make your quotes and continue to not do the requirements the company wants from you, they can terminate you or move you to another department as well. The quota is packing a package, scanned, correct box used for shipment, giving the right spoo sticker for shipping and putting dunnage and taping up the box as needed and sending it down the conveyer belt to ship out in one minute. Each minute you are working, you are required to send down a package that is correctly done to the specifications the computer screen gives you, step by step and of it's not correct it will come back to you, and it will show that your not properly packing the shipments to go out, and it will be brought to your attention. No doctor notes can be used for accepted days off for approval by the company. You are only able to use your time off given, and once gone it is gone and nothing can be done given any kind of excuse you do have, whether it is a note from a doctor, a car accident that you happen to get into on your way to work and can't make it that day, etc. etc. Nothing will be approved by th4 company whatsoever. Be careful with trying to get an approved leave by the company as well, they are quick to give it to you and call you 4 days later and say its no longer approved and then your terminated from using time that you had, and you no longer have a job.

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    Amazon2020-02-25
  2. Helpful (2076)

    "You Get What You Put In"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

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    Amazon2016-01-11

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