Data Center Technician (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – January 15, 2017
Amazon is a good place to work if you don't mind working in groups. Plenty of work to go around not always enough people. The best part of the job was the amount of breaks you received due to the physical aspect of the job.
fun place to work but can also be a very disappointing place to work
Seasonal Sort Associate (Former Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – February 8, 2017
The atmosphere feels like High School like bullies are some of the Leads then cool kids are a group of people who stand around and chat,chat and lastly management decides on where the wind blows meaning solving a situation depends on who knows who like some people are untouchable despite their unprofessional behavior.I will say Leads and management are the worse.
Outbound Dock Coordinator (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – February 2, 2017
Working as a team to complete our cleaning goals on a day to day bases. Things I learned proper way to clean warehouses and apartments in a safe timely manner. Management was good and understanding. The hardest thing was just making sure everything was done correct and in a timely manner so we could go on to complete are next building. I enjoyed the group I worked with hard working and happy to be around.
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Duluth, GA – February 10, 2017
Amazon Fresh is new to the Atlanta Area and is still getting loose ends tightened but since opening day business has grown. We are an online grocery store, customers order their groceries online through the Amazon Fresh website and the associates pick and pack their groceries for delivery. That is the prime duty but when we have new freight in we do do stow or bin our freight, we also remove old and outdated items from the shelf to insure no customer receives spoiled or outdated groceries.
Scanner, Picker, Packer (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 24, 2017
Always have ID/Pass on hand at all times. I learn how to work in a face pace environment and keep full focus on whats next. The management was a bit poorly on some days but not all days. The challenging part of the work was to complete the job description in a short amount of time. The scanner shows a time clock counting down to where you had to find items from one side of the building to the other. You practically have to rush which was kind of exciting. There was a No phones policy on the work floor and yet, some employees still carried them. The best and enjoyable thing about the job was meeting new people everyday. The place had character.
great people ,bad management could not grow or advance on the job
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Spartanburgl – February 1, 2017
I would go in and start my shift by prepping my area and then attending the shift stand down in an effort to see what was planned for the day.I would then get my scanners and other equipment and head to my assigned areas. Once there I would work or train associates if needed as well as train new managers.I learned on the job how to enhance work process paths in order to make work more efficient.
CSA - Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Home Based – February 6, 2017
I was able to work from home for Amazon and I did enjoy the work and the customers, reasons for leaving are between Amazon and I. However, I highly recommend Amazon customer service for individuals who truly enjoy helping others, are able to have open communication with team members and their managers. Individuals will want to have the need to learn and implement Amazon policies with respect and empathy towards their customers.
Associate (Current Employee) – Moreno Valley, CA – January 29, 2017
I have been with Amazon for just over a year and a half. I have had rough days at work, just like any other job, but for the most part it's not bad going to work. This is a place you don't have to dread showing up to. Management is great, and employees make the day so much more. I have met an awesome group of people here. All Amazon asks in return is for you to work hard. If you show up to work everyday wanting to grow, learn and explore more options with opportunities available to you, this is the place. Amazing benefits and higher wages.
Giveaways, great breakrooms, stocks, pay, benefits, growth, in charge of your own time off
Associate (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – February 9, 2017
I absolutely loved the fact that they gave employees pep talks, and motivated us to always stay above on productivity. They were very hands on making sure everyone was working at a steady pace and that we take our breaks and lunches. In addition they had prizes for the hardest worker with the best percentage level of working pace for each department.
Only had to work 10 hours for 4 days and it was at night.
Tons of lifting, sometimes there wasnt any room to store huge items, and or items in general inside of the warehouse facility.
Sr. HR Administrator (Current Employee) – Carlisle, PA – February 15, 2017
Responsible for all HR functions in a warehouse containing 500 personnel. Generates high level labor planning reports for Sr. Operations to review staffing needs per volume. Facilitates annual training for Area Managers regarding HR procedure. Maintains accurate roster along with updating attrition/retention/performance data for weekly regional calls.
Company has a lot of fun events for associates
Poor work/life balance, hard work ethic isn't respected.
Worked with different teams, got to work with different types of people, not necessarily found in offices.
Seasonal Worker (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 9, 2017
Enjoyed the morning meetings and the requirement to "warm up our muscles" for the physical demands of the job. Certain culture at the job which required you to deal with all kinds of people. Good experience for anyone, especially someone who is used to working in a law office or any other kind of office.
Brought in food at lunches for rewards & received a t-shirt for meeting goal
Breaks were short, coffee & food machines had long lines difficult to wait in lines & eat all on breaks
Fulfillment Associate 1 (Current Employee) – Tracy, CA – February 17, 2017
They push a rate of packages that need to be put away hourly. Seems like they don't take into account the size of the item or the weight. They have people in direct roles and indirect roles and threaten to fire the people that are in indirect roles. They also have different positions and for instance stowers have to move for pickers but the stower still needs to make rate.
Phase 2 Retail Phone Generalist (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 10, 2017
Working from home as a customer service agent was awesome. Although seasonal, you meet some great people. Management however are never on the same page. I was trained in all aspects of customer service from phone, chat, email and device. I was transferred to 4 different teams in less than 2 months.My skill sets were reduced to just phone. When I was sick I was not told that I could use a waiver for days off instead of sick time. This was told after the fact when I had a negative balance.
Picker (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – February 17, 2017
Great company to work for but management needs a lot of work. Morale is very low. With my experience working at Amazon, too many people there in management positions that don't know their job and alot of them show favoritism. Not enough support from management with training and development. They use and abuse you and then find out ways to get rid of you.
Great pay and benefits
Too many favoritism going on and not enough people getting recognized for the work they put in.
FC Associate Picker/Packer/Stower (Former Employee) – Carteret, NJ – January 24, 2017
A typical day at work would start with stand up. Where management gives us a pep talk before stretching and sending us to work stations. After lunch we have raffles. Power hours where the fastest and most proficient workers get rewards like amazon swagg bucks or an amazon fire stick or a tv. After a 12 hour shift i got to go home and sleep for maybe 4-5 hours before getting ready for work again.
Fulfillment Associate (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 24, 2017
Nothing about the job is difficult and it is not much to meet the scan rate goal they ask for. Shift starts off with A short briefing of the work load followed by stretches. The work is not difficult to do but the hours are short only four hours a day on average for part time. On occasions there are opportunities for extra work but they a far and few between. The dental and vision is great for only about 20 hours a week and the pay is decent at $12/h. The management could be better and a little more open when they decide to change things on the fly. Overall a pretty good work plaace. My only complaint or the few hours outside of holiday.
Fulfillment Center Associate (Current Employee) – Easton, PA – February 22, 2017
Managers care more about there bonuses then the employees. They are constantly setting up their employees to fail. The employees are forced to come into work even when the town they live in is in a state of emergency weather wise (they make use your time if you want to stay home however they do not give you a reasonable amount of time). Employees are consistently overworked and treated poorly by bosses, they take the approach that if you want to leave good we will just hire a replacement.
Great benefit packages and own stock in the company
FC Associate (Current Employee) – Redlands, CA – February 21, 2017
You have to make the best of you you will be trained in specific area with a 30 day learning curve after you will be required to make rate. And also keep a 100% productivity every week witch your manager will be keeping up with if you cant keep your productivity up eventually you will be fired. But it all depends on were you are located some managers will help you and move to to another function were you can possibly do better. It is not a job for everyone and there are a lot of politics among peers. But its not hard to succeed as long as you ready for long hours and doing repetitive lifting.
Sometimes they give away free Chick-Fil-A sandwiches
Fulfillment Associate (Current Employee) – Chester, VA – February 7, 2017
I like it but I don't see myself making Amazon a career choice for the future. The benefits are awesome,and I learned four different positions in the warehouse. I enjoy meeting our daily goals because it gave me a sense of accomplishment. The hardest part about the job was adjusting to the 12 hour shifts before Christmas. Management was easy to talk to for the most part, all of my managers were very social and comfortable to express my concerns to.