Working at Amazon
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Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Industry: Nonstore Retailers
Size: 1 300 000
Type: Public
Revenue: $513.98B
CEO: Andy Jassy
Website: https://www.amazon.com

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Facilities Coordinator, Planner Scheduler (Former Employee)

22.11.2023, Job Location: Suffolk, VA
What is the best part of working at the company?
4 day work weeks and amazing breakroom

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
management is very weak and unqualified for their positions.

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
the work environment is very loud from all of the machinery. Operations department does not communicate well with maintenance which makes coordinating maintenance stressful.

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
it's a daily fire fight and damage control.
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Data Center Technician (Former Employee)

22.11.2023, Job Location: New Albany, OH
The training and support was excellent. The work environment was casual, yet very results driven. Individual work load/tasks were reasonable and once completed there was plenty of interesting side projects. Employee culture was friendly and helpful. Lots of information to remember and skills to learn in a short amount of time. Quickly changing, vague and sometimes confusing protocols. Difficult work for someone lacking passion for computers.
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Fulfilment Center Associate (Current Employee)

21.11.2023, Job Location: Houston, TX
Working at Amazon fulfillment center has way too many benefits to be complaining about. You go there to work. Yes they do have tot and track the time you're not doing work, but you get benefits from day 1. Health, dental, vision, mental, you can get you a Therapist !!

It comes in handy when you're trying to work on your inner self. You get to have a life outside of work. They have paid time off from the jump and you can get volunteer time off when they offer n barely no work or volunteer to get extra hours when it's busy and also mandatory hours.

You still Accumulate hours for pto through working your shifts. Pays better than some jobs. You can advance from being a regular worker to management or they help with higher education, schooling too. I would say get you some good breathable steel toe shoe cause you will be on your feet. And stretch.
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Mechatronics Technician (Former Employee)

20.11.2023, Job Location: Shepherdsville, KY
The job itself is pretty fun. Nice climate controlled building with a decent maintenance office to work in. Low pressure environment focused on safety. Good advancement opportunities if you speak the Amazon language. The benefits are fantastic, and you get plenty of time off. The rotating schedule maintenance follows in this building is not ideal though. Pay is so-so with regular step plan increases.

Where things go south is the culture for the RME department. Aside from first shift, the place is filled with green techs that are more worried about policy and politics than the skilled craft they signed up for. PMs are never done correctly and the equipment is pushing 20 years old now so there's tons of breakdowns. Many of the newer techs struggle with the basics of electrical and mechanical drives. Since they have no real experience repairing anything, you end up taking on far more leadership/mentoring tasks than you should and end up becoming an unpaid babysitter. Your coworkers will roll you under the bus at the first opportunity, but will act like your friend while they do it. I would not recommend forging any kind of personal relationships with or trust these people. The guy you kindly remind to have a lock on his work will report you and try to take your job tomorrow for the same thing. It was this toxic culture and being a defacto babysitter for what were in all honesty incompetent techs that drove me to look elsewhere for work.

I'm sure there are much better Amazon facilities to work at, and I'd highly encourage anyone looking for a tech job at Amazon to try a building other than this one.
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Warehouse Associate (Current Employee)

20.11.2023, Job Location: Alcoa, TN
This is one of the worst places I've ever worked. The management is horrible. They don't care about you and only care about production. However, the warehouse breaks down daily, compromising overall production. You will get bad reviews from management for your lack of production because of the warehouse breaking down.

Also, every manager will tell you a different rule about your position and it is very confusing. They are so worried about having enough people to produce that they are overstaffing us on our shifts., causing us to have to sit in the break room for almost our entire shift, while the new people are training on the job you're supposed to be doing.

I can go in and on. Don't work here.
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Transportation Specialist (Former Employee)

20.11.2023, Job Location: United States
The Transportation Specialist at Amazon plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficient movement of goods within the company's vast logistics network.

This position involves coordinating and optimizing transportation operations, collaborating with carriers, and addressing potential issues to meet delivery targets. Reviews suggest that the role demands strong organizational skills and adaptability, as Amazon's transportation needs are dynamic.

Positive feedback often highlights the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and a fast-paced environment. However, some reviews note that the workload can be demanding, requiring a high level of dedication.

Overall, the Transportation Specialist role at Amazon appears to be well-regarded for those who thrive in a challenging and dynamic logistics setting.
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Amazon Fulfillment Associate (Former Employee)

18.11.2023, Job Location: Troutdale, OR
What is the best part of working at the company?
Time off options include PTO (paid time off), VTO (voluntary time off) which is unpaid but they count the hours of that shift towards your time accruals, vacation, UPT (unpaid time) which you accrue 10 minutes of for every hour worked etc.

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
Lack of opportunity for advancement which leads to poor morale and a lot of workplace politics issues.

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
Perilously low morale, hyper competitive.

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Walked 23 miles a day at least twice a week, sometimes lifting 15-25 lbs thousands of times a day, lots of ladder climbing, pulling pallet jacks that weigh sometimes 1,300lbs more than a football fields distance for 10-11 hours a day etc
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Fullfilment Associate (Former Employee)

17.11.2023, Job Location: Burlington, NJ
I started out as a stower- putting things in bins to be sold on Amazon.com. It is mundane, but easy work. It does get repetitive, but once you have experience, you become faster.

Amazon focuses on numbers and rates- how fast you can stow, pick, pack, sort, etc. If you show you're consistent and want more responsibility, its easy to ask your manager to move to another area of the department. I became a problem solver- so I solved issues with packages, printed out missing labels, and more.

From there, I became a Learning Trainer. Working at Amazon is about how you make it. Totally dependent on your work ethic and attitude. Some management is very toxic- I've had my share of toxic leadership at Amazon and that is why I ultimately left. I loved the people I worked with and have made great friends from Amazon.
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Warehouse Worker (Current Employee)

17.11.2023, Job Location: St. Peters, MO
What is the best part of working at the company?
The benefits. Being able to get overtime when money us needed

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
Working harder to makeup for the people that dont. Putting the customer first when others dont

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
Dirty. Somethings are never cleaned. Inch of dirt behind tape machines. Trash under rollers never cleaned on ship dock. Labels stuck to floor never cleaned back up. And alot of people don't care about the dirt or the customer

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Alot of walking on a concrete floor. Alot of lifting
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Forklift Operator (Former Employee)

16.11.2023, Job Location: Windsor, CT
What is the best part of working at the company?
I had a good job and I loved it and. The supervisor was very nice and helpful

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
I had a good job and loved it being a forklift operator working on the dock loading and unloading and all my supervisors were very kind and helpful.

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
Everyone was very good to each other and there we're a lot of different cultures and nationality but overall everyone got along as a team at BDL1

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Very fast paced and very busy but we as a. Team still got the work done
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Order Picker (Former Employee)

16.11.2023, Job Location: Monee, IL
What is the best part of working at the company?
Quitting and not going back honestly

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
Harrassed all day the harder the worker the harder they work you

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
Stressful never feel appreciated

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
harassment, no breaks, yelled at for going to bathroom ,lunch breaks short ,takes 10 minutes to get from some building locations to break room or car
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Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)

16.11.2023, Job Location: Detroit, MI
What is the best part of working at the company?
My manager and teammates support me and make it enjoyable to go to work everyday.

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
When on call and a high severity issue arises with on of my team's services.

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
Welcoming and friendly, being a a satellite office makes the people in the office more friendly than at the headquarters locations.

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
We have regular 30 minute stand up meetings where we cover operations and what each team member is working on and what their status is. With most days having another hour or so of other meetings with the rest of the day free to concentrate on your work.
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Warehouse Packager/Picker/stow/decant. Waco (Current Employee)

15.11.2023, Job Location: Waco, TX
What is the best part of working at the company?
Theres not a best part at amazon there underpaid for such heavy work duty and honestly dont care about there people. Breaks are ridiculous, work environment is not nice, it smells, people are disrespectful and they worry too much about how fast you work not about how you feel or how much you can actually do.

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
Dealing with all the people and non respectful environment. There work load can be heavy and they worry about your rate more then anything especially the peer pressure of bathrooms only getting 10 to 15 minute bathroom breaks but then not have many bathrooms.

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
Amazons culture and environment is sad. The way people stink of vape and weed, and don't care about others. The people culture can be good depending on what you choose to do but in the end people aren't really there for each other just what they have to offer with it.

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Stressful, always going to bathroom with pains and dealing with a person either already in there for 20 minutes or going and someone being loud and waiting to go next. People getting too close and walking in front of you slow or just stop and hit your shoulder when not watching where there walking even when they seen you. Food is terrible and pricy for 3 to 4 things Is like 10 to 12 dollars. Management is no help especially since you get a new boss almost every other few months. You will have body pains from heavy items and there rate of work demand. You may even get stressed out and have anxiety because they have a sad work environment.
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Stower (Former Employee)

15.11.2023, Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Typical day was good in the morning then felt drug out during the last part. I learned that not every job is going to give you a variety of options to chose from like amazon.

The hardest part of the job was short breaks that more people thought should be longer. The most enjoyable part of this job was a break between 2 days of working 7am - 5pm.

I don’t know if i would recommend working at amazon if you don’t want to do the same thing every day. Very repetitive.
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Area Manager II (Current Employee)

13.11.2023, Job Location: Kansas City, MO
In my more than two years of experience I only met a couple of other managers L4-L7 who actually seemed to like their job. The unspoken management philosophy is to force top performers to do as much as possible while the bottom performers do the bare minimum (or less) while a promotion is dangled in front of your nose.

The model worked when the company boomed, but as cost cutting measures implemented rapidly, upward mobility became stagnant and many (myself included) jumped ship. I support the military, but the company’s knack for hiring vets into upper management with no operations experience creates a ton of problems downstream. It also leads to some of the most knowledgeable and talented upper managers to leave because they get paid 30-40% less than their counterparts who were hired externally from the military.

Minimum 50 hour weeks for salaried managers. Peak season runs from the end of Nov. til Christmas Eve and you’ll work 5 13-15hr days. This year there were an extra 10 weeks of those forced overtime weeks before Peak season at most sites across the country because of logistic issues. No extra pay, no holiday bonuses.

One site I worked at had a GM who would verbally berate leaders in front of every other manager at the daily morning meetings for minor performance issues. Personally, I didn’t mind that because it always seemed pretty silly to me. Overall, you get paid decent money but not enough for what is asked, in my opinion.

There is a lot of opportunity to learn, but it’s typically a trial by fire. There’s 30-40hrs of online “management training” you’re supposed to do over your first 3 months, but I didn’t find out about it until I had worked there 4 months, so they made me click through it all in one afternoon just to check the box.

Best part was meeting a lot of really cool people. For what it’s worth, I have 5 friends who still work there and 3 are actively looking for other jobs.
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Warehouse Associate (Current Employee)

13.11.2023, Job Location: Thornton, CO
Management all seems to have their own preferred form on how you should do things sometimes not aligned with training so that I have to adjust how I work depending on who's in the vicinity and yes I will hear about it EVERYTIME major favoritism within the company for those who kiss booty they get to bypass certain rules all the while others get chewed out for the smallest infraction.

The job is easy the biggest issue and also probably why the turn over rate is so high is because Management isn't focused on productivity and safety more like micromanaging and making it and unpleasant environment for anyone they don't feel fits their mold of a malleable person.
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UTR Area Manager (Former Employee)

12.11.2023, Job Location: Elizabethtown, PA
What is the best part of working at the company?
Pay is above average as a supervisor, about $52,000 straight outta college

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
Extreme amounts of overtime that are lied about during the onboarding process and the ever lingering threat of termination due to what they can decide is a performance issue, known as a PIP, Performance Improvement Plan. Essentially if you don’t hit the sometimes impossible standards set before you, you can pull your employment at a moment. Employment at will but if you deviate at all from the broad expectations then you likely will be released and expected to pay back money that was promised to you

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
Terrible. You’re at the mercy of the L6s and the site leader. If you get big number, you’re held and continued to work in rough conditions till you break

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
14-18 hour shifts as a manager, no breaks because you’re not hourly
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Flex Time Retail Associate I (Current Employee)

10.11.2023, Job Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
What is the best part of working at the company?
The position I have is a Flex Time role. I pick and choose when I want to work, provided I can get shifts that "drop". I am in a position to work or not, so it's not stressful if I don't get all the shifts I want. If you are an individual who need to work, it could be frustrating if you don't get the hours you want to make the money you need to.

What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
If you're working a solo shift (you by yourself), no one else, and the kiosk breaks down, there can be a line of customers and you need to stay calm, work efficiently and provide excellent customer service.

What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
Independent, fast paced, team oriented on the upper levels. As a new hire, you're learning the ropes and developing a team dynamic with other new hires.

What is a typical day like for you at the company?
I usually open, so I get to the site a half hour before I need to clock in so I can organize the space and do the needful before actually working. Sometimes the individual for closes the night before may not have done what they were supposed to do. One shift starts, it is usually non-stop. Majority of the work is processing customer returns. In between the returns are pickups here and there. When it is busy, the boxes that we put the returns in can fill up quickly, so closing those boxes and processing those, then creating new boxes can be challenging if you're the only one there taking the returns. This role is very fast paced.
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Amazon Warehouse Associate (Current Employee)

8.11.2023, Job Location: Temple Terrace, FL
As someone who works nightshift at Amazon TPA4 , I can’t honestly say I value the position. I value the benefits that come with the position but the culture is very toxic and the management isn’t consistent enough with their authority.
I left the job because I was being required to work past my means of physicality.

Policy requires any associate who has been trained in other departments be “labor shared” without the consent or acknowledge of the associate. Forcing me into a tough position of being forced to work through pain or be penalized.

All my efforts of find accommodation have fallen short , leaving me with the choice of staying in pain or to persue another form of employment.
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Area Manager (Current Employee)

6.11.2023, Job Location: Fife, WA
They say a ten hour work day you will be pressured into more, management is concerned for only themselves, you will never be told good job just how you screwed up or missed.

There is a duality in overall management in Amazon operations, they say they care and put fourth genuine effort in the mean time they are plotting hot to fire you or making you working more because they are so understanding.

The most frustrating aspect was tenured management not understanding their own job and the constant one foot out of the door mentality and being tossed around and promised development, easy internal transfers, promotion, or whatever it takes to keep you in the dysfunctional work relationship.
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Working at Amazon

Working at Amazon can be a rewarding and challenging experience. The company is known for its fast-paced environment and its high expectations for employees. However, Amazon also offers a number of benefits to its employees, including competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for career growth.

Pros

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Fast-paced and challenging work environment
  • Strong company culture
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Cons

  • Demanding work environment
  • High expectations for employees
  • Limited work-life balance
  • Can be difficult to advance
  • Strong focus on metrics

Training and Support

Amazon provides its employees with a comprehensive training and development program. The company offers a variety of training courses, including leadership training, technical training, and customer service training. Amazon also has a number of employee support programs, such as an employee assistance program and a mentoring program.

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