Pros: O.K. pay and benefits
Cons: Amazon intentionally misleads employees, HIGH rate of employee turn over
After being hired on as a temp during the 2014 peak season (Christmas time and New Years) and keeping a flawless work record with no points against me, I finally was able to apply for the conversions process to become an Amazon employee during March of 2015. We had been told by HR that our jobs would most likely be kept as the same shift (days and shift schedule) as we currently had, all though we had a small chance that our shift days could change. Upon entering into the conversion process it became very clear that Amazon uses nepotism to allow existing Amazon employees to take your work shift from you if they desire a different shift and then you get stuck into whatever unwanted shift is left. In my case I went from a Mon-Fri day shift to being offered only the night shift from 6:30 pm til 5 a.m. Thurs - Mon. even after filling out all the shift preference forms and explaining that I was not available for that shift. I was told by HR that it was the "Finance" dept. which chooses where we are put, then told it was the "customers" who ultimately have input as to where we should be placed, then finally told by the head of HR that it was just "random" !!! Three different stories. I also received an e-mail with the new shift listed, then received a second e-mail a day or two later with a different shift offer which I signed and excepted only to show up on my orientation day to be told it didn't matter what I signed or excepted already because I was now assigned to the night shift.
Amazon DOES NOT care about honoring it's offers nor does it make any attempt at having a work life balance like they are so proud of advertising. In short, don't trust this company unless, like me, you are one of the many who have been out of work for a long time and are desperate for work.