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  1.  

    So far, most of my experiences have helped me grow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Whitestown, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Whitestown, IN (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Treated with respect, able to earn more the longer i'm here, and able to advance.

    Cons

    Working long, physically exhausting shifts, and hard to really know what some expectations are, as Mangers are pretty tight lipped about what to expect in some areas, although some are really helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more caring tot he good employees you have. With such a high turnover rate, don't sacrifice long term stability for short term gain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    packer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    good pay and benefits good people to work with easy work for the pay

    Cons

    long hrs. being on feet all day having to go threw a medal detector every time you inter the building

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good pay, bad working conditions, ugly realization that you don't like factory work.

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    Current Employee - AFE Pack in Ruskin, FL (US)
    Current Employee - AFE Pack in Ruskin, FL (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good pay about 11-12$ hr

    Cons

    3 breaks first a 15 then a 30 then a 15 again only problem is it takes 5 mind to get out of the work area plus then you have to go through metal detectors equals robbed of most of your break. Second is that they work you like slaves I mean it like modern day migrant farm workers. Your expected to do things at a machine like pace for 10 hours straight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give longer breaks like an hour for lunch. Try not to push people to be like machinery and pack a box every 45 seconds.

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    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Easy job, low pay

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    Former Employee - Package Handeler in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Package Handeler in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Easy job, basically you stack packages on a shipping pallet. When the load is about 61/2 feet high you wrap it in shrink wrap and move on to the next one.

    Cons

    You start as a temp employee and stay there. Even though the volume of work justifies converting temp to regular employee this is a rare occurrence. Temp. employees do not get benefits and are paid 50 cents per hour less. Temps start at $10.79/hour and stay there. Average 20 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want employees to "move with a purpose" give them a reason: benefits and higher pay as a regular employee. Also no chance to advance to management. They hire 20 somethings right out of college so if you are over 30 forget it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You're rewarded for delivering high quality products.

    Cons

    Not your typical 9-5. There's always something to be done, so I wind up working more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiver in Ruskin, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Receiver in Ruskin, FL (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Laid back. Nice pay. Fun. Great management.

    Cons

    Long shifts. Always on your feet. Very big building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Keep up the awesome work. Don't change how you do things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    10+ years, several groups and projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    On the right team and project, Amazon is a great place to work. Extremely talented people, and interesting problems. Amazon leans heavily towards investing in the long term which means it explores some fascinating areas and makes big bets. Think of it as a well funded VC firm funding many startups (AWS, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Fresh, etc.)

    Cons

    As it grows, Amazon is becoming more "corporate". Also, oncall responsibilities can be a burden on the wrong team.

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    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I loved the people and i love the great customer service

    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Picker in Whitestown, IN (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    I love helping customers to get their orders

    Cons

    The management can be difficult sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the best employees instead of letting them go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    - A place where builders can build
    - Relatively flat company
    - Able to learn and grow so much in a short period of time
    - Opinions are valued at all levels

    Cons

    - Internal development tools aren't the greatest
    - Salaries can be more competitive
    - Benefits aren't great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Operates like a startup
    You will interact with very smart people - the smartest in the globe.
    Not much politics - mostly ego clashes
    Very engineering / data - driven

    Cons

    Benefits suck big time
    Not much option to work from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make company more family friendly
    More benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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