amazon.com is a place which is very famous for its work culture. it helped me to learn the etiquette of being in a professional atmosphere. I leaned to interact with the customers that helped me boost my self confidence. I also learned the flow of money as the role i was handled was related to the transactions. i even used to work overtime ever weak for 20 hrs.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 24 January 2017
The work day was 10 hours long although the work week only has 4 days, very packed work in the day and keeps getting more demanding. Amazon as a company always tries to keep you motivated with rewards but the management sometimes fails to do the same.
The hardest part of the job is standing around for 10 hours a day in steel toes sometimes being in the same place, the most enjoyable isbeing done for the day
Every minute at Amazon was awesome. There is work, fun & learning process too. Like the logo says " WORK HARD, HAVE FUN, MAKE HISTORY" suits perfectly. Would love to join the same company if given a chance.
Did not pay me for orientation and it has been more than four months
Order Picker (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 23 December 2016
I have been calling them multiple times and was told they will send me a cheque but it never came. I had to quit my job because of a schedule conflict with school. They have offered an option to pick thurs-mon schedule but when I was about to start working they did not have that shift and was told they did not have a choice but to let me go!
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Canada,ontario – 25 November 2016
I worked in amazon for almost couple of months as warehouse associate. I was thinking it is a big organization and was expecting the same respect for employees. Sorry to say that Amazon in ontario, the managers are very rude and disrespect to employees.I don't know whether the higher official know about it or not. But for me it is the worst organization for employees respect. If an organization don't care employees, how can it take care of its customers.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 16 November 2016
Before every shift began, they had a team huddle, where stretches took place and had work appreciation of different types. When work began, if you are working according to pace and show quality of work, no supervisor or any manager would come to disturb because all your work is system monitored and the supervisors have the access to all your work related data. There are awards to be won every week like, a Kindle Fire tablet, or a Fitbit, or a giftcard, for anybody who shows exceptional work ethics. Lunch room has many games like, ping-pong, XBOX, Play Station, air hockey, and such. Work environment is really nice considering the type of work it is. There are many rights, facilities, and proper gear, provided to you by Amazon, so you can do your work with ease and comfort and most importantly with respect. The hardest part of the job was wearing safety shoes the whole time and walking considerable distances due to the massive scale of the warehouse. The most enjoyable part of the work is the ability to work with the people you like and everything else.
work experience, occasional free lunches, respect, integrity, safety, hassle-free
safety shoes along with long walking distances, seasonal shopping craziness