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Updated 18 August, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2306 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 473 reviews)

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  1. "FC associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A very good and caring company

    Cons

    workers required work on a very fast rate which is beyond their capacity


  2. "Tier I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full-Time Warehouse Associate in New Westminster, BC
    Current Employee - Full-Time Warehouse Associate in New Westminster, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training provided to meet or exceed expectations. Stable provided you work smart and hard. Voluntary over-time and time-off. Through out the day, you are valued for your work and safety; moreover, the meaning of life.

    Cons

    Self-study on Continous Improvement, employee managment. In-house "certification" differ from certified trainers in the inustry.

  3. "Forklift oprater"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment,Good nature of workers

    Cons

    Less pay work in bad weather


  4. "Ship Dock, Conveyor, SCIOC Testing, Rebin"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Milton, ON
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Milton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned so many things about working in warehouses, learning about shipping and receiving, how these huge companies get orders out on time, its a non stop learning environment

    Cons

    If you are not ready to work and be on your feet for 12 hours a day, then this job isnt for you

    Advice to Management

    A little more relationship building and focusing more on a personal level with people would be great.


  5. "Shipping and Receiving Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and a lot of overtime if desired

    Cons

    overtime is mandatory, your contract says you can be fired for any reason they see fit at any time. Long shifts, bad management, favouritism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Strong leadership skills can be developed. Great Data and analytics. Very well defined processes. Team of overachievers you get to work with. Good experience for building portfolio.

    Cons

    Very aggressive and demanding. High burn rate. Reductionist model of human service. Processes can trump human effort.


  7. "associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Associate in Brampton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free lunches and paid time off

    Cons

    High volume, Mismanagement, Work like robots

    Advice to Management

    Unfair management

  8. "Room for improvment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you meet. Company events, Discount.

    Cons

    The hours and pay, poor support for senior managers across all departments and shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Improve associate engagement.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Computer Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Port Coquitlam, BC
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Port Coquitlam, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No one will stop you from trying a new idea
    Learn so much about building, delivering, and monitoring software
    Amazon values aren't just words - they live and breathe the values. Customer obsession is key.
    Its fun place to be at

    Cons

    Cant really think of anything that will make me think of leaving Amazon.
    After signing bonus is up, bonuses afterwards are underwhelming - many just stick it out until vested.

    Advice to Management

    put more emphasis on allowing developers to fix problems that cause them pain - on call is a huge issue for developer retention, and when people go, their knowledge and expertise goes with them. Systems that keep breaking and paging developers dont just impact developers either - developer pain leads to tired/unhappy developers that have less time to deliver cool features, and short term hacks to get around that pain, which cause customer impact


  10. "Still having fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, culture of getting things done

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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