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Delivery Route Driver (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 2, 2018
It’s a good job, decent pay, should pay more for the work you do, good people, super fast paced, sometimes difficult, Amazon deliever driver, 7-9:30pm
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it's fast paced
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaJuly 30, 2018
not much to tell. you drive a company van and deliver amazon packages. make sure not to crash, follow all the road rules. just finish your route by your 10th hour or else amazon will get on your dispatcher and then your dispatcher will call you and tell you to hurry up. it's a monotonous job. it's just you and your van all day, unless somebody comes to help you or you going to help someone. during the summer it gets very hot and during the winter it gets cold, but the vans have ac and heater so you won't die. it's a job that pays the bills, but won't pay for a mortgage. don't plan on making a living off this job, because it won't.
Pros
you're by yourself all shift, deliver to nice areas (sometimes), meet some nice dogs
Cons
pay, amazon breathing down your back, heat during the summer, owner is greedy, aggressive dogs
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One of the best jobs I've had
Amazon Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 26, 2018
There isn't much to say I mean it was an easy job great pay. Pay you by the hour, mileage, and tips. Only downer was the miles you put into your personal vehicle but honestly it was worth it. Traveled to many beautiful places. Met lots of great friends and people through out my time and travels there. Too bad we were closed down though.
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ok place to work people were nice hard to advance up besides being a dispatcher.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 22, 2018
a typical day at work we would go to our parking lot to retrieve our company cargo vans. Then we would drive to the warehouse and load the parcels into the van. we would put gas if need to or just go on our route which depend on the location you were sent to took about 6-8 hours. Lunch was whenever you could take it and when you were done just return the parcels you didnt deliver and leave.
Pros
meetings we woukd get food.
Cons
no breaks, worked 7 days a week some peole would work 10-13 days straight.
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long hours
Delivery Associate (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 16, 2018
weekly rotating schedule, very difficult to balance work / family life.
ultimately having both is not an option. can be fun and exciting but, ultimately you get burned out.
Pros
long hours
Cons
long hours
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lots of hours spotty support
Driver (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 7, 2018
The job had long hours, and there were times where support wasn't Available

the management was decent but were unresponsive at times

overall a good work place
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Easy job if you work within the LA area
Specimen Courier (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 13, 2018
Not a bad company if you want some quick work but otherwise you are putting down your own vehicle for use and potentially working some odd hours. There is plenty of work within the Los Angeles area but then you have to contend with traffic.
Pros
easy work
Cons
using vehicle, odd hours, no benefits
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Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Hawthorne, CAOctober 3, 2017
Long days but great teamwork. Great dispatch manager but ownership did not keep their word on hours. Lack of support with newer staff training. Dispatchers wear many hats.
Pros
Comfortable setting
Cons
No set hours
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Jeez
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 29, 2017
At the beginning 4 months it was relaxed and easy. They give you a fairly easy route to start with. Get in a van, load up the van, deliver the packages, come back after and SAFELY return the van....but after a while they give you harder and harder routes, they have you start training people randomly without getting paid for it, WHILE doing your own route. Every once in a while, you have to do the WAREHOUSES job of stocking racks and THEN loading your own van and don't get paid for THAT either. Then the problem with overtime starts if you're being too slow, could get fired. They slowly increase a tiresley amount of packages on a person without saying anything and then blame you for being too slow and route being the "same".

Most of the time, if you finish, they send you to help out people that are slow, which means overtime for you but means you'll be more tired the next day for doing TWO routes.

They give you 30 min lunch time...but get mad when you take the lunch time break and return late delivering the overabundance of packages.

They give you a company phone with gps to do routes. Sometimes they work but the majority of the phones are garbage and don't work most of the time and end up giving you problems the whole day then they blame it on you and barely resolve or replace the phones

The management only cares about himself and his own money. Drivers are digits on paper and NOT people to him. You say something and nothing gets reported unless they want to blame something on you.
Pros
7 paid sick days, good pay for a sometimes good job
Cons
No raises, overwork you, lunch break varies, bad management, frustrating enviornment
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good money
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  los angeles, CAMay 31, 2017
its definitely good money if you work a lot of overtime which is allowed but no real stability as far as staying at one location for long. most locations were real far from home
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Driver (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 26, 2017
Use your own vehicle to drive and delivered time sensitive packages. Worked with thousands of dollars with of merchandise daily. Worked with casting studios
Pros
Good hours
Cons
Using your own car
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I didn't have supervision.
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 31, 2014
Drove around, didn't have supervision. didn't see the other employees at all. Got to meet different medical labs.
Pros
I could start work and end work when ever I wanted to.
Cons
The long hours
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