Customer Service Agent (Former Employee), Kennewick, WA – February 28, 2014
The atmosphere is jovial and team oriented, the little perks make an employee feel appreciated but the metrics that they hold their employees to are unrealistic and it leaves a black mark on peoples' resumes.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – February 27, 2014
Pros: healthcare, pay, discounts. overtime
picked or packed depending on shift. learned how to drive order picker. managemanet was ok. co-workers very friendly. hardest part is moving through crowded isles. enjoyable part is staying busy and competitive goals.
Area Manager (Current Employee), Breinigsville, PA – February 26, 2014
Cons: upper management, no time for lunch break/breaks/ over worked under appreciated
The hours are long and hard at Amazon especially during Peak season where an area manager can be required to work anywhere from 12 to 16 hrs a day 6 days a week. The associates are treated much better than the managers are and the operations managers do not take the time to develop their managers for the next level up but pile on more of their work – more... on the area managers while taking the credit for work done. While the leadership principles are good in thought they don't apply nor live by them. Maybe the company would be able to retain their managers if they didn't work them so hard or had a clue how they are treated by their site leaders/operations managers. The compensation is good and if your able to stick it out for 2 years to obtain your sign on bonus then the 2 years may be worth it. – less
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Phoenix, az – February 25, 2014
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Christmas temp (Former Employee), swansea – February 25, 2014
I worked nights for Amazon ,the work was fast and you had to use your judgement at times because during the Christmas rush it was fast and you needed to be alert and make sure your job was done correctly and to the company strict ways ,I learnt lots while there it was a good experience and you had to be always alert for mistakes made by the products – more... damaged or the wrong type .,so the customer and the company during the time I worked there had a good production from me and the customer had there item of purchase packed safely and secure . So working for this company was rewarding and i enjoyed the time I worked for Amazon . – less
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Whitestown, IN – February 25, 2014
Pros: typically 3 days off unless there was overtime. cleanest warehouse i've ever worked in.
Cons: sometimes it was frustrating to have to work with others that displayed no work ethic, or drive to be a team member.
A typical day at Amazon was definitely a fast paced business. I did however learn to communicate with the proper people in order to get things done.The management team were friendly and definitely had the associates best interests in mind. The hardest part about the job was honestly the 10 hr shifts. The most enjoyable part of the job was working together – more... for the common goal of the day. – less
Catalog Associate (Current Employee), Bangalore, KA – February 25, 2014
Day to day work is regarding content creation, population of content from various sources (including research on the internet), interacting / co-ordinating with vendor / manufacturers, identifying and correcting errors / complaints to enhance customer satisfaction.Flexibility at work .
Picking and Packing (Current Employee), New Castle, DE – February 24, 2014
.A typical day at work will be when we have many people in the building. .I learned how to work with different people. We have an excellent management. My co-workers are funny by doing great job. The hardest part of the job when you get tired and get under your performance' The most enjoyable part of the job, is when you are making the rate and have – more... a good performance. – less
Controls System Specialist (Former Employee), west columbia – February 24, 2014
Pros: pay, time off, 4 tens 3days off
Perception weighs a lot more than performance. If you can nod your head in any situation and agree with the abundant number of managers you will go straight to the top but beware of having an opinion that doesnt agree with management then you are not a team player. Clean environment good pay unbelievable time off. Dont look for support from your manager – more... his/her role is only to agree to whatever operation says. In two years I never heard my supervisor say anything technical electrical mechanical or suggest a remedy to an issue. – less
picker (Former Employee), Chester, VA – February 24, 2014
Pros: lossing weight, the pay
a typical day is walking in, going to the cafeteria to put my food in the fridge, get a scanner and log in. after that wait till its time to clock in and wait for instructions, whats new in the company, and stretching. after that you get your ordinance to the location of your first pick. from there you walk, scan bins and items. and you do the same – more... thing till your tote is to heavy, or till the scanner says that the tote is digitally full. then you put the tote or totes on the conveyor and get more totes to fill. this process is all you do. clock out for lunch. lunch is and hour long. but you have to walk to the cafeteria, microwave your food, eat it, do what you got to do, then clock back in. after you clock in you have to wait for instructions and stretching again. then you go back to walking, scanning bins and items till the tote or totes are full. then you put them on the conveyor till quitting time. also you get two 15 minute breaks.
all I learned is how to use a scanner
you have multiple managers
you will make friends and talk a lot to co-workers
the hardest part of the job is trying to make rate. rate when I was there was 115 units an hour.
the most enjoyable part is seeing the cool stuff that they have and you never know what your picking. also leaving is the most enjoyable part. – less