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Mera and Ambassadors need to do their jobs or we can't do ours. As a wrapper there were many items missing. Some of us would find missing items , mentioned to mera but they never returned to put back in proper place on other s5of wall. FRUSTRSTING as so many items missing and no help from management.

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Reason i would leave. Would mainly be BECAUSE everywhere else has a pay increase or pays much more for less the stress of worrying about being terminated because you couldnt make rate due to amazon system. Ithe conveyors are down, there isnt enough work for the packers , waterspider taking his sweet time to get the items. you so you have to leave your station to go get supplies, printers take to long to print. You already have packages close ready to go but you cant move forward until the label prints. Most of your tote consist of books and items with p -slips so that 9 seconds your suppose to have the package on the belt just turn into 14 seconds trying to get p slip. Items that dont belong in bin, items that dont fit in its box etc etc. At the end of it they want 300 items pack an hour for smalls. From 8-12 hours that 2400- 3600 items each person must pack. Basically you have to be a robot to achieve this. Also. The facility in Sacramento just open up and in no time they already expected up to perfect. They already fired people for not making rate. Some people dont have to ever worry about being terminated because they dont pack everyday. But somone like me who can do smalls and mediums have to work twice as hard and not make rate because im not kept in one area

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There is no such thing as a work/life balance. I have been trying to plan a wedding for months and can't get anything done with all the overtime and them not letting me switch my schedule to accommodate the wedding planning. Currently looking for another job.

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I had a contingent offer. I went to the hiring event on October 26. Didn't last even an hour. Got an email two days after saying I passed the drug test. Come Oct 31st I got an email stating "Sorry for the delay of your start date but hang in there we didn't forget you.We will keep sending you emails about your status. Keep checking your Amazon account for any changes as often as you can." That was the last email I got from them until finally come January 9th I got the email saying "Congratulations! It's time to schedule your start date!" I'm to start the 24th of January.
Fortunately, I read through the Q&A section on here, and notice it was taking an average 3-4 months to start for many people. So hang in there!

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A lot of unnecessary walking.. Standing for 10 hours... I was literally leaving limping... Im fairly new. I don't know if my feet are going to make it. Depending where they put you, just to get to break could be a 10 minute walk.

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Amazon don't do promoting I know at least here in Indiana they don't this is a work at will state and some people be fired less than 60 days

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I got hired on 10/05 at the new Aurora IL fulfillment center. Passed my background check and drug screen and I'm still waiting for a start date. They stopped emailing me on 10/26 and they just resumed emailing me last week on 12/20. I'm assuming based on the time I got hired, the seasonal/holiday employees got first dibs and started immediately. I started losing hope after not getting any emails for almost 2 months. I'm really hoping to start shortly after the new year.

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I interviewed back in September , still no start date, instead they keep sending me a week email that they are trying to schedule new hire orientation... passed background, drug test. latest email 10/31/2017 still on their active hire less but no orientation scheduled. Am I wasting my time?

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Is amazon in Edwardsville, IL hiring now.

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Insanely fast paced and if you can not keep up with the expectations of any manager you are history!

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