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Review averages

  • 2560 employees say

    Excellent (1260)
    49.21875%
    Good (649)
    25.3515625%
    Satisfactory (361)
    14.1015625%
    Subpar (290)
    11.328125%
    3.66
  • 87 applicants say

    Excellent (39)
    44.827586206897%
    Good (20)
    22.988505747126%
    Satisfactory (10)
    11.494252873563%
    Subpar (18)
    20.689655172414%
    3.31

Reviews for Amazon

Reviews - What employees say

3.66 Employees say
3.31 Applicants say
  • 14.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

the people i worked with where not bad. we had good leadership for the most part aswell

Support from management

if you went to the right manager yes, some where definitely more understanding then others

Teamwork

i mean yes every place you work for whats you to have this kind of behavior

Freedom to work independently

everyone had to work pretty independently

Internal Communication

you wherer recognized for good work every and staying on task

Gender Equality

i think so ye but you may not ge the same answer from some. women get paid leave after having a child, they also offer nursing rooms or rooms for mother to pump during working hours

Attitude towards older colleagues

the seasonal workers which are usually during the christmas season are "campers" and are 45+ they get treated probably the best out of all the workers do to the fact they are only there for shorter amount of time and not "permanent" employment

Career Development

no not at all. if you are not close friends with one of the bosses or higher ups within the company there is no hope for you getting any higher. i worked there for 4 years and had the best times of anyone there and i asked and asked and people who had been there for maybe 6 months got the job before myself because they knew the boss

Overall compensation for your work

yes i felt like the pay was very far for the work, and you where given stalk along with good heath care, along with a discount code for the webbsight. if they did anything right it was definitely the benefits

Office / Work Environment

its very well lite

Environmental Friendliness

there are trash bins and other bins for wood and other things that can be found around the factory

Work-Life Balance

not at all they expect you to work some holidays and overtime can be up to 65 a weekleaveing verylittle room for family life or any life outside the work place

Company Image

meh i was but with the owner of the company and him being in the news i can say im not as proud anymore

Job Security

i knew as long as i did my job correctly like i was supposed to do i was not going to go anywherei only left the job because i was pregnant not because of any other reason

Handicapped Accessibility

no, not at all. this factory in particular i not set up for this kind of thing. thre are no ramps, not elevators, no brail for the seeing impared, the facility would be to dangours for any persons with any diasability whether mental or physical

Workplace Safety

i was a ambasinder fo the company and was trained to teach the proper ppe and safety i can tell you that it was very very important to the company to instill that information in to its new and recent employes

Challenging Work

it definitely not a hard job, i might have been for a older individual but your total job in a whole id pretty easy to understand and compleat

Inclusive / Diverse

i mean they have meeting where you can state your opinion and a box where you can drop ideas in but weather or not they are really looked at and took into consideration are never known

Suggestions for improvement

  • DAYCARE.. if there was a daycare facility on sight for night and day shifts i would have enjoyed that so much more. and being able to see my children at lunch and brakes would have made it so much more enjoyable and would have saved me from having to find a over night baby siter

What I like about the company

the people that worked within the factory where like a 2nd family, do to the fact we where always there and never really with our own family. they job was easy and less stressful then most, because we never directly worked with the customers.

What I dislike about the company

they expect you to work almost robotically. leaving very little time to even use the restroom. they gave you almost less than 5 mins to use the restroom and it would take you more then 5 min to walk to the restroom depending on where in the factory you where located at that moment. i could run the highest time in the whole factory for the night and take a 5 min restroom brake come back and have a manager waiting on me ready to ask me questions about where i was at when i was only using the restroom.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Amazon Fufillment Center
  • City
    Chattanooga
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

Working for amazon has been amazing they leave many opportunities open for growth and management is awesome

Support from management

I would say there is a handful of times that management can be less helpful the. They should be but mostly I recieve the support I need

Teamwork

Management is always preaching teamwork and making sure everyone is treated the same

Freedom to work independently

90% they trust they you will do your job and follow rules independently

Internal Communication

Management does a very good job on filling through when there are issues as well as correcting them also they are big on giving positive feedback

Gender Equality

I have never seen a situation where they have treated women any different then men

Attitude towards older colleagues

They expect the older folks to be able to do and be treated the same as the younger folks

Career Development

As I have said multiple times there is huge opportunity for growth

Overall compensation for your work

But of course I would say they have definitely succeeded in compensation for the work that is done

Office / Work Environment

Yes yes and yes

Work-Life Balance

I work midnights so it can be difficult to try and have a social life but I do only work 3 12 hour shifts a week so that’s a plus makes it very easy to have time with my 8month old daughter

Company Image

I love working for my company they pay very well for the jobs we do and are very open to allowing people to move up in the company quickly as well as providing 90% of the things we would need for long hours such as feline products for women many different options for food during lunchtime etc.

Job Security

Yes I always feel I get good use out of the skills I do have as I have been trained in several positions

Handicapped Accessibility

HR is amazing when it comes to acomidations

Workplace Safety

Safety is #1

Challenging Work

It can be very stressful at times being I work in problem solve and it can be at a very fast pace sometimes but it’s not too difficult

Inclusive / Diverse

We actually have a suggestion board which they follow up on frequently

Suggestions for improvement

  • If I was to change anything in the company the only thing I would change is the write up system

What I like about the company

When I first started with amazon I had never worked in a factory setting I helped open the building as DTW1 is only 7 months new and I have been trained in about 6 different positions in the amount of time I have worked with they there is so much room for growth in the company and they always use you where they feel you work best and are the most comfortable and productive I have always watch many employees become promoted in such a short amount of time they provide excellent health insurance we get discounts for many different things like phone companies, cable, car places, makeup companies and so much more also I had a baby 2 months before I started working with amazon and they are so accepting of it they have a mother’s room for mother’s who breast feed and allow times to go and pump, they offer paid time off for new mother’s as well as the father and he wouldn’t even have to be working for the company there are just so many things they are good for I also was fortunate enough to get on the RT shift which is 3 12 hour shifts midnights 6pm to 6:30am Thursday through Saturday they pay extra being that you work 12 hours so I do get a shift premium and on top of that I have 4 whole days to spend with my 8 month old daughter what else could I ask for you work get that anywhere else I would highly recommend working for this company amazon can be stressful sometimes but the positive of working for them is so much greater than the negative

What I dislike about the company

The only downfall I have with the company is sometimes you can ask management a question and if you e worked with the compnany for a long time then they almost expected you to know all the answers sometimes in areas you’ve never been a part of or learned

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Amazon DTW1
  • City
    Romulus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

They made teamwork fun. Surprised us with free meals and small gifts.

Support from management

They made teamwork fun. Surprised us with free meals and small gifts.

Teamwork

Everyone is treated like family there, because you will be spending a lot of time with these people, you build close friendships with them. Everyone helps each other get through the hard days and when the work load gets tough to handle, they all brighten your day. Loved working with all the people there.

Freedom to work independently

Their training is very extensive. It will wear you out more than the work itself. They load you with everything you need to know on day 1. You work with a trainer your first 2 days. If you feel confident, they put you on your own after that. Sometimes sooner, if you show that you have good skills.

Internal Communication

They made sure you knew as soon as your rate dropped low. Good managers would let you know when you were doing well. You could always ask a manager or a problem solver to check your rate for you at any time.

Gender Equality

Some of the female managers complained of feeling singled out as not being able to do the job right. They were more often told how to manage rather than being able to manage employees themselves

Attitude towards older colleagues

They did consider older people as needing lighter work, and often put them in lighter areas. However, if they didn't have room, they were expected to do normal jobs at the same pace/rate as any other employee.

Career Development

If you have the personality traits, they will promote you quickly. They have classes for you to brush up on skills you will need, and they help you with interview advice for moving up within the company. There are thousands of other career choices within amazon from management to technology jobs, marketing, ext.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay was fair. You got a decent pay, plus restricted stocks, but they took those away. Their minimum wage right now is $15, but it caps out at $16.75. The cap out pay hasn't changed in years. It should.

Office / Work Environment

It wasn't as hot as most warehouses, but it was still hot. Some places were a bit cooler, but their docks didn't have big ceiling fans like they should. In the winter it was around 30 degrees inside, in the summer it was around 90 on the hottest days.

Environmental Friendliness

They recycled cardboard, metal, and donated pet food/litter that couldn't be sold.

Work-Life Balance

This is where they get you with their 4 day work week. Most of the year, you will work at least 5, but mostly 6. They do a lot of overtime throughout the year. they have 4 peak seasons a year. We worked 60+ hours quite often.

Company Image

Everyone outside of Amazon thought it was cool that I worked there. There are a lot of customers that really love it, so it was kinda cool to tell them I worked there at the time.

Job Security

For the first 3 years, I was looked at as a valuable employee. After 3 years I felt pushed under the rug. Not many people stayed past 3 years. In my group, there were 40 people that started the same day as me. After 3 years there were only 8 of us. By the time I quit at 4.5 years, there were 5 of us.

Handicapped Accessibility

We had people with dissabilities there and they weren't pushed as hard. The managers would allow them to do simple tasks if they couldn't produce rate like they should.

Workplace Safety

They did safety training all the time, but employees didn't listen. There were more injuries than their should be, even though they stressed saftey extremely well.

Challenging Work

It wasn't hard to learn everything there. It was all simplified and it was easy to find help if you had trouble. It was hard to keep up with the fast pace when I first started, but got much easier as time went on.

Inclusive / Diverse

They would welcome ideas, listen to them thoroughly, get you excited that they would consider it, but rarely did they try anything we suggested. 2 people in the 4 years I was there, got their ideas tried. They also earn a gift card for their great ideas.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Quicker access to break areas, 45 min lunches, better discounts on shoes/insole purchases (you will go through a lot of these).

What I like about the company

The coworkers were amazing! They are your work family. The long days, and rigorous work bring you closer. They will be your family, counselor, and friend all in one. They celebrate when the building breaks records, they give prizes out throughout the year, you earn incentives pretty easily. They have free meals sometimes just for fun, or for celebrating good work. When business is slow they offer for you to go home, sometimes you don't even have to go in. I gained a lot of skills there that I use at my current job and other areas of my life as well. It was definitely worth most of my time spent there. Made me more confident, gave me a backbone, and I learned how to work smarter, not harder. I still get in my amazon pace at my current job. They teach you how to push yourself past your limit, to achieve success.

What I dislike about the company

There was favoritism. They favored new employees over anyone that had been there for 3 plus years. They focus on keeping the workplace fresh. They would sometimes change rules to fit their ideas of how to get through the freight, but would usually only tell the new people. Communication to the people that had been there for a while, was poor. Rules would change from day to day and it got confusing as to how we were supposed to perform certain duties. Management kept getting rotated every few months and with that, came new changes to rules. Breaks were hard. You had 15 minutes from the time you left your work area to be back at your work area. Didn't leave much time to sit or have a snack before having to go back. You have to learn to speed walk, and going through the metal detectors was a hassle. To get through faster, you couldn't have anything metal on you such as belts, jewelry, ect. unless you wanted to take it off before going through. I felt lunch should be 45 min. long instead of 30. They always felt too short.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Amazon Fulfillment Center MDT1
  • City
    Carlisle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 2560 employees say

    Excellent (1260)
    49.21875%
    Good (649)
    25.3515625%
    Satisfactory (361)
    14.1015625%
    Subpar (290)
    11.328125%
    3.66
  • 87 applicants say

    Excellent (39)
    44.827586206897%
    Good (20)
    22.988505747126%
    Satisfactory (10)
    11.494252873563%
    Subpar (18)
    20.689655172414%
    3.31

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3.65
2,647 reviews

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