Warehouse Process Guide (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – January 22, 2019
Workplace culture is fast paced as there are particular rates that you have to meet for every position that exists within the warehouse. There is not much room for advancement, and the management seems somewhat confused most of the time. That being said the work life balance is great, with a set 4 day 40 hour schedule. Knowing that you have 3 days in a row every week makes it very easy to plan and enjoy life away from Amazon.
Wish the rate wasn't so high and they didn't change the system
Picker (Current Employee) – Ohio – March 18, 2019
It's harder to pick bc the rate went up and takt time seems to be all kinds of messed up. If you don't go fast enough you'll get fired. You have to find the right pace and maintain it but it's hard to go really fast and stay fast bc it get so freaking hot.
FC Associate (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – March 18, 2019
A typical day at work starts at 7 in the morning, the facility is long so theres a lot of walking, working at amazon it wasn't consistent or stable. I had about 4-5 managers and we would constantly be moving from floor tp floor.
Extremely fun, quick paced job and fellow team members
Seasonal Employee (Former Employee) – Chino Hills, CA – March 18, 2019
Really great, safe, and fun environment. From arriving to clocking out this job is absolutely the best no issues what so ever the team work as well as working alone is really fun and great. Very satisfied.
Good pay, great collaboration, quick and safe environment
If you have children and a life, this place is not for you. 10 to 12 hour work days, no cell phone allowed and obnoxious uneducated managers and co workers. This is a pay check only and you can probably do better somewhere else.
Associate (Current Employee) – Eastvale, CA – March 18, 2019
You are surrounded by a variety of people. Everyone there is helpful and supprtive. Every helps each other in any field. No one sees it as "that's not my responsibility." It's rare for anyone to reject to help you. They will work you and work you hard. Nothing is taken slightly. They will fire you for making human mistakes such as being late for your tire being blown out, having an emergency, etc.
Stower/Picker (Former Employee) – Charleston, TN – March 17, 2019
Amazon is a great place to work. All your training is done on the job. There is plenty of room to move up in the company. On site medical team and HR team are very helpful. A tier 3 safety vest is required at all times in the work zones. As well as having your hair pulled back and above the shoulders while inside the building.
Hours work well for employees with families.
No exceptions are made for missed time that you can't cover with previously given time.
I worked at Cha 2 and was transferred to Cha 1. And I would go back in a heartbeat. At Cha1 if you pick you dont have to wear gloves, glasses or safety vest. At Cha 2 you have to wear gloves and a safety vest(PPE). Cha 1 you pick smaller items at a faster rate. It takes about 4 weeks for your body to adjust to working 10 hours and moving that fast. I love the small carts and no PPE at Cha 1 enough not to possibly go back to Cha 2, but I miss the people and atmosphere of Cha 2!! Breaks are 15 minutes scan to scan, so you scan your last item and thats when your time starts, you still have to log out of your scanner and put the tote on the conveyor before actually going on your break.
Amazon Ambassador (Former Employee) – Edwardsville, IL – March 17, 2019
I did enjoy my time at Amazon but was not a fan of the rut I, and many others, became stuck in. There was not a lot of moving around the business. Once you showed proficiency in a job, they generally kept you there rather than continue to train.
Sorter (Former Employee) – Davenport, FL – March 17, 2019
They have decently good management. But, they have 100's of people on the floor at once. And, they are constantly hiring to replace the people who quit. You are mearly a number. If you don't do your job adequately or are unable to stand and lift for hours on end, just understand that there are 30 people waiting for your job. Also, the amount of hours that you get are not the greatest. If you have to commute more than 10 miles, this is not for you. During holiday you can get up to 60 hrs. per week. But, during the rest of the year you can get 15-20 hours.
Prizes, Games, Overtime during holidays.
Being sent home early, standing, bending, and lifting for hours.
Customer Returns Associate (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – March 17, 2019
A good place to work and do your career.Flexible working hours. I learnt about being my own supervisor at my working station. Managers are readily available when you need them. The most enjoyable part is they value their employees' safety.
Associate (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – March 17, 2019
There’s usually always a lot to do, the benefits are cool. You get Pto and Vacation time every 2 weeks. You can also apply for transfers to change your job, they also offer classes you can take to become certified in different things. Communication is not big at Amazon tho, one person will tell you one thing and someone else will come and tell you something different. Also have to be able to adapt to changes.