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Very Anti Worker
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 September 2016
This company has replaced the whips used on slaves with there laptops. Constantly hounding workers about their rate twice a day. Workers walk eight hours a day nonstop. Management speaks about safety but its just all talk. Its all about your rate which must be 100 percent everyday. Workers break is from 10am to half ten yet you are pestered to start work before half ten for something called power rate. You get a warning if you are four minutes late although your break finishes at half ten. Management refuses to allow workers there half our break instead its down to 20 minutes. They stand as you enter the warehouse from the cafeteria yelling scan an item before half ten for your power rate. This company treats workers like slaves teaching you one think on orenition day but have you breaking every rule that is taught as orientation is over. You can see the frustration and disgust on workers faces everyday. This company feeds on immigrants knowing that most of them dont have a choice and are afraid to speak out. Everyday there are new workers its a revolving door of employees. Very few people attended the company's bbq which was held on site and workers that chose to work on that day were not even allowed to attend the bbq during their half hour lunch. Management shoots their mouths of about customer quality but with very few brain cell they fail to realize if workers are unhappy the customer suffers. Its only a matter of time before a worker is seriously injured. Worst working experience.
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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Everything is moderate
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON25 August 2016
The job is not so stressful. The supervisor in that company is cooperative and provides help and good direction to employees. If you work there you can gain good experience and you can also add it in your future resume.
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Fast Paced environment with lot of fun.
Dock Worker and Receiver (Current Employee) –  Delta, BC16 August 2016
The work here is fast paced but equally combined with fun and very good management.New tasks for you almost everyday and so much to learn.
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Amazon
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON27 July 2016
Amazon is a very good organised company that takes proper care of their employees. The company pays well and has one of the largest warehouse. I enjoyed a lot working at Amazon. The company also helps you in improving you performance.
Pros
Occasional treats
Cons
good 10 hour shift
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Fun day
Fulfillment Employee (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON21 July 2016
Really good job as I always had something to do and was never put out of work. I learned many positions m the warehouse I also learned how Amazon works as well as the shipping services.
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Worst compan y to work on earth
Manager (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON14 July 2016
Not so good compan to work with. They will always ask u for numbers and tahts it... no care about employees.
Senior managment is horrible. Worst company ever to work on earth.
Pros
Company name
Cons
many many many and many
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Hard place to work, but people were awesome
Problem Solver Tier (Former Employee) –  Carlisle, PA7 July 2016
Stress is what a typical day is made of, but you will learn a lot since you are in competition with everyone. The management is not that bad, the co-workers are always awesome.
Pros
good pay, learn a lot
Cons
long hours
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Amazon
Overnight HR Ops Admin Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON30 June 2016
10 hour shifts.
High turnovers.
Decent pay
Unhelpful HR staff
Uncaring management
This company is so customer driven that they completely do not care about the employees. If the employees are not happy, how can the company please the customer?
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Long hours and limited shift options
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A growing company with no dirth of opportunities
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Delta, BC28 June 2016
A growing company with no dirth of opportunities, very friendly for a diverse workforce. Its an excellent place for someone who really wants to display boundaryless behavior and a keen sense of acquiring new skills and knowledge.
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fun worklace
Process Assistant (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 June 2016
working hours are 10 hour a day
fun activities
leared leadership skills
co workers are nice and friendly
the most enjoybale part of the job is work under pressure
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Enjoyable work, poor salary - rotating contracts
Photographer (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON6 June 2016
I love my work, the management is pretty good. Employees are treated in a very transitory fashion and essential lied to about the prospect of permanent positions. The sad thing is that its obvious that the objective is to gain good workers and release them before they would be required to give them a raise / benefits or be obligated to give them permanent work. Economy killers.
Pros
reasonable workflow, fun events
Cons
near minimum wage - no benefits - low/no permanent hire positions
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Really Huge warehouse with lots of facilities inside
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON16 May 2016
it was a good experience for to work at that warehouse, spent %99 of the time pushing carts and walking and running around looking for items.
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Challenging place with lots of opportunities.
Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, UK9 May 2016
Amazon offers lots of opportunities but also is very demanding place. Those who are career focused, passionate about learning new things, and think outside of the box, amazon is the right place to start.
Pros
Health benefits, Education support.
Cons
Holiday embargo during critical periods mainly before Christmas time.
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Very rewarding and productive workplace
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 May 2016
- Very Team Oriented
- Productive Workplace
- Very demanding when it came to achieving the necessary pace of work.
- Great place to be introduced to the workforce.
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Strict rules
Fulfillment associate (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON2 May 2016
They are very strict with safety and productivity. you are expected to meet their rates which is hard to reach in your first few weeks. Then after a few weeks your body gets used to it.
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Great work place
Graveyard Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Delta, BC2 May 2016
I would have to say that Amazon has one of the nicest warehouse's I've ever worked in, it's very spacious and neatly organized. While I was there everyone was very nice and enjoyable to work with.
Pros
Good pay, great environment
Cons
Long hours
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I have nothing bad to really say
Onsite Medical Representative (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 April 2016
High pressure work enviorment, but can be some what borring at times poor hours and managemnet, which leads to poor work life balance.
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If you need experience that's where you go.
Outbound Associate (Current Employee) –  Milton, ON28 April 2016
They are willing to train anybody on just about anything in the warehouse. Management doesn't really listen to their employees very well.
Pros
No experience necessary
Cons
low wages for type of work
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Prepare to be a Robot
Coach/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON20 April 2016
This company is the most terrible company I have ever worked for and this is keeping in mind I worked as a coach/supervisor.

Hours are long 10 to 11 hours a day 4 days a week. You will be hired on as a temp worker to start no benefits etc. Overtime will be mandatory expect to work 60+ hours a week around Christmas so don't expect so see your family around the holidays or whenever they call for overtime to bad for you, expect to be pointed for missing days and let go if you miss more than 2 around Christmas.

Prepare to be a robot for everything you pick or do there is an expected rate based on the size of item EG 180 items per hour for smalls. The aisles are crowded and small in the larger items there is boxes all over the floor and items are stowed terribly. So good luck making your rate. If you are packing the equipment breaks half the time or the worker who is suppose to keep you supplied is busy talking to someone.

Oh best part during the middle of every week management sits together and reviews the workers rates. You get a lovely piece of paper to sign every week like a report card for adults you either made 100% or above or you didn't and you get a written warning get 3 written warnings and it's out the door for you. Oh did I mention hey is it your first week? Did you pick a wrong item or too many or too little expect a written for that as well. Make too many errors and you can be gone your first week.

As a coach/supervisor upper management was always on our case to be on the workers constantly harass them with rates and try and make them go faster even if
  more... they were 100% get them to go faster so they can raise the rates overall. A lot of times it was not the workers fault there was either a language barrier or their pick path was terrible but management never wanted to hear that it was always the workers fault though Amazons slogan is "Blame the process not the people"

I worked at the Brampton location 90% of the workers are Indian so if you are any other ethnicity good luck making any friends or having anyone to talk to. Most of the the workers speak Punjabi right in front of your face or to the other workers behind your back, even the mangers do it. Very few good people I met while working their and again I was a supervisor.

Amazon goes on and on about safety first .....in fact you will spend hours your first day learning about safety...what a joke amazon thinks you are a robot with no family expect to work long hours with low pay and to be called for overtime at any time.

I myself worked there for 1 1/2 years as a supervisor, things got slow so I was given the option to work nights as a temp worker or leave. A terrible heartless company that does not care about you or your family, there is little to no advancement unless your are Indian and suck up to the managers enough. STAY AWAY!!!!

Pros....... no overtime and benefits are good IF you can manage to get hired on and well good luck with that if you make too many errors, are sick too many days, or don't make rate it will never happen. Or well if they just don't like you.


Stay away from this company!!!!!
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Pros
Benefits.....if you can get hired
Cons
Everything nothing good about this place
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Productive and fun place to work
Staff Management SMX (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON15 April 2016
Is a nice place to start a career, you learned very easily, the environment is nice, working with different ethnic people is nice. The hard part of the job is to work long hour more than 12 hrs. And the most enjoyable part of the job was free breakfast, Good recognition program.
Pros
Good recognition program
Cons
long hour
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3.7
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