Overall positive but somewhat heartless corporate environment
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Delta, BC – 7 June 2018
Amazon is a great place to work, but only some of the time.
Part time is good because it's 20 hours a week.
Full time during "peak" can result in 60-hour long, hard weeks.
The staff and management mostly really do care about your safety, any issues you face, and your productivity and are happy to listen to suggestions (especially those which result in higher rates which means more productivity which meaans more profits for Amazon.)
The only problem is if you are not in good shape to begin with you will likely not be capable of being productive enough (unless maybe you cut corners as much as possible) and will eventually be let go.
Rates mean if you aren't productive enough for three weeks within a 90-day period you will be fired.
Management has no interest in excuses like pain, issues, broken systems, etc when it comes to rates.
If your rates are lower than most others no one bothers to ask "why". They just presume you are lazy, which is quite often not the case.
Also different processes (jobs like "stow" "pack" or "pick" for example) vary wildly in how easy/insanely challenging they can be, and during peak things get harder (because it's peak.)
Overall its a good starting job and a good place for you and a few friends to try and get hired together and work with people you know, and meet great new people, but its still tough warehouse work.
It's a grind.
Nice wonderful people, great job to get hired with people you know, mostly very fair policies
Hard labour, long hours, rates trump safety in reality