Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) - Chester, VA - August 14, 2019
There is a constant drive to perform, management is sneaky and untrustworthy and there is a lot of bias and favorites. The hardest part of the job is showing up and the most enjoyable part of the job is going home.
The workplace culture is awful, and will play games with the person(s) that struggle with low self esteem by not setting everyone up for success and longevity with the company, one should expect to feel as though after three or four years there with no promotion or continued education that its time to move on. I learned to stay focus on what I need to to be doing to ensure that I stay physically and emotionally healthy and not let the culture and underlying issues influence my attitude. People walk in, but limp out.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) - Chester, VA - May 23, 2019
You would have to get to work before 6:30 a.m. At 6:30 a.m start working immediately. I did stow, so I had a big cart full of items and had to look for open bends to put them in. We had a couple of breaks and also a lunch period. The hardest part is just being able to be up walking the whole tie you are there. There was good management, they would check up on you and let you know if you were making the rate for the day. Meeting new people and having a conversation with them was the most enjoyable part of the job. I learned how to be more active with people and better my communication.
bring your own lunch, multiple breaks, meet new people
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) - Chester, VA - May 12, 2019
They work you extremely hard for 10 hours and micro manage your every move. The benefits are great and that is good because you may need a short term disability after 5 years. I enjoy the people the most there. They give out prizes for hard work, but unfair in the process of distributing those prizes.
benefits, stock, decent starting pay
pushy work environment, limited pay cap, hard on your body
WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) - Chester, VA - April 21, 2019
When i first applied to amazon, I was put into a ''picking position'. meaning i would have to get a company scanner and scan barcodes on totes to find items that will have to go out for shipment. My shift code was from Sunday through Wednesday working a total of 40 hours each week with Thursday, Friday, And Saturday off every week. About a little less than 600 people would show up for each shift and go a long with their scheduled duties and plans. The individuals in manger positions would work on the floor as much as regular employees did, helping out with whatever they needed to help with, which made them seem just like normal people and not just a manager. Although, the culture isn't too up to par with walking 10 hours a day, with carrying heavy boxes with only a step stool and being timed for each bathroom break or a second to catch a quick breath. There are many other conditions that are uncomfortable but that will be a conversation to the person who asked. With working 10 hours a day and being on your feet for 9 hours of it with limited breaks, there was never really a ''hard'' part of the job. It sure is fast-paced but you eventually adapt and adjust to the environment as soon as the shift is over. the most enjoyable part of the job, and i don't mean this in any selfish way, was the isolation. Being a picker meant going through the entire warehouse on your own searching for items, and that brought me some type of inner peace. But a big downside is that you really do not have time to talk. In conclusion i've learned that teamwork works when everyone is in it together, and - more...
High paying wage, benefits, paid time off, paid vacations, stock options, voluntary time off, voluntary working time, offers college and tuition payment
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) - Chester, VA - April 14, 2019
Compensation is fair, not many chances to advance your career. The people are nice, but the way management treats the employees is unreasonable. Pay is even across the board based on seniority and position, so there is no incentive to go above and beyond.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) - Chester, VA - January 3, 2019
Amazon is only good for the money and benefits. Everything is unorganized and poorly ran by inexcusable people.The work environment would not be that bad if everyone worked as a team and properly understood their role.
Short breaks, poor operations and regular managers
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) - Chester, VA - January 3, 2019
The culture at Amazon is that of every man for themselves. There is no team and you are graded harshly even on things far out of your control. Very cut throat. The managers will lie to you about indirect jobs and there is a lot of favoritism. There is limited room for advancement and for most people none at all. The job has a high turnover rate and you are considered a seasoned veteran if you can keep your job for 2 years or past their peak.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) - Chester, VA - September 27, 2018
Being a Warehouse Associate at Amazon is a fatiguing and laborious job. Near mechanical in nature, it is not mind stimulating,
but that is what one expects of such a job, right? Very good benefits with low pay. The benefits for most employees are the hook.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) - Chester, VA - July 3, 2018
not allowed to sit in warehouse for 10 to 12 hours shifts. The two 15 minute breaks are in reality only 3 minute breaks for the 10 hour shifts. No on-site subsidized cafeteria. only 30 min lunch break not enough time to eat and rest.
accepts most everyone
extreme physical challenges and unrealistic goals for employees
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) - Chester, VA - May 25, 2018
Should the opportunity ever arise to work at Amazon again, I would.
While I'm not too fond of working overnight shifts, I was glad to make a decent living and with the position I was working at the time, I adapted and thrived. I only had left because of wanting to return to receiving my education and was unable to change my schedule due to the fact that I would be attending classes in person and unfortunately I could switch over from working through the staffing company to being a full-time employee at the time. but I would've wanted to do it again should the opportunity arise