Bad place to work if you don't enjoy the 100 degree environment.
Recieving (Former Employee) – Breinigsville, PA – December 17, 2012
When I first started at Amazon it was at the end of winter/ early spring. They had me in recieving. They had no HVAC and only had a few fans in recieving and some up in their "stow mods" where the product would go after being recieved to be stored until customer places an order. They expected everyone in all departments to be at a rate of 100%, but I found the only way to actually reach that was to grab the boxes of DVD's, CD's, and anything small. The big stuff would slow me down. Summer comes along and the temperatures in the warehouse rise to over 100 degrees one day and they had at least three people keel over from strokes. One guy had a seizure while eating his lunch. So They had an ambulance on standby at the facility for the whole summer. They would pass around water and bandanas, but they wanted everyone to move faster despite the heat. On top of that they had mandatory overtime every week. So it was 50 hour weeks every week.
average pay, relatively easy system
short breaks, long hours, 100 degree heat