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There's been a lot of discussion about the challenging work/life balance at Amazon. The CEO, Jeff Bezos, has even commented on it. From an inside perspective, how is the work/life balance at Amazon?

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You have to get lucky with a schedule that offers work/life balance or keep negotiating for one which will lead to you getting what you want (rarely) or a suggestion to leave (most of the time)

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They pay pretty good and have good benefits. How ever your overworked and under appreciated. They Don't give out many chances and they will continue to increase rates and decrease the amount of quality errors your allowed to make. Then youll have to stow thousands of items in a short period of time just to correct one error. That's why their turnover rate is so high and they are always hiring because they are always firing. Beware stay away from inbound stowers position or your bound to be out of a job lol

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No work/life balance. I was literally told by my CSM, when asked why they get away w/not being held accountable, "Because we can. We're Amazon." The review from the one person is correct - Jeff Bezos & all your lil "do ppl," there's a special place prepared for y'all. You need to realize there are ethical practices in business and you DO have social responsibilities! And, believe it or not, those social responsibilities involve much more than handing out a few stupid Kindles! Like, remember when some 24,000 Kindle orders were cancelled because AMAZON made a technical error in their pricing and didn't want to honor it AFTER customers had already received email confirmations on their orders?! Seriously? More $ than that take place in fraudulent refunds every day and more scam activity than one could even imagine goes on. I guess AMAZON is okay with that though! Don't even try to say "Our fraud and security team takes care of that." Why? Because they do NOT. I would turn stuff into that SPECIALTY team and then I would check progress on issue at a later time only to see NOTHING had been done. Amazon is an online leader FRAUD themselves!

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Lacks so much balance, it bleeds into USPS, who delivers Amazon, to having no work/life balance.

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None. No balance here. If you do not like it, you can quit.

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I worked 5 ten hour shifts a week at a location with the bulky items. The work/life balance is non existent if you have a long commute or require adequate hours of sleep. On my days off I was physically exhausted and/or in pain so I did nothing but sleep.

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There is no balance when you work there. You are overworked and expected to put Amazon first in everything or else you'll get fired. At times we are expected to work eleven hour shifts for five days straight as if we were machines or had no lives. Also want to mention our breaks are not long enough. Then we get in trouble for not meeting the rate, regardless of how we're feeling physically/mentally. We are doing repetitive and boring work all day long, every week. Give us a break. HR and management at my building is terrible; nobody really cares for the Tier I associates. Almost every time I have reached out to my building's HR, they were no help. It is by far the worst run warehouse I have ever seen. Makes perfect sense as to why my building is the WORST ranking building in the network.

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Work life balance isn't a think with these company. All they care about is meeting their customer demand so they will extend your hours sometimes and even work you on alternate days that you are NOT scheduled for. Where I work you get an overtime day but during '' Prime Week'' or whatever it is they will give you different day to work just to squeeze you in to an extra day during Prime Week ringing the work out of you like a wash cloth.

Amazon Fulfillment is many steps up above traditional slavery. You do get paid pretty good sometimes but enough just isn't enough for Jeff Bezos. He knows workers at this level are expendable and there are unlimited people in need of jobs to hire. You tire worker out, there are countless more to easily bring in to take his place. Jeff Bezos, you evil genius. There is a special place for someone like you at the end of your days. :)

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Their is none. Numbers go up, ridiculous. Pods go down, no product to pull or pack, yet they still want numbers. And, you get yelled at upon standup for not making your numbers. Talk about a moral booster.....NOT!! Bunch of idiots who could care less about the employees.

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Four days in a row of having to be in the building 10.5 to 11.5 hours a day, especially with long commutes, is absolutely hideous. It makes the three-day weekends seem a lot less glorious. I'd much have have more free time each day & have a normal two-day weekend.

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