if there was a zero star i would give it they want you to work like robots and do orders under 30 minutes which is impossible the managers are nice but overall your better off working at mcdonalds or anywhere else amazon is very bad
It is bad. Really bad. More like a prison in the movies.
They hire you when they want. They fire you when they want.
To begin with they didn't even have an interview. When I applied online it said Full-time Warehouse Associate, when I reached the so called 'interview' they said it was a Seasonal post!
Then they showed us a video and took some of our details and told us that they'd send us an email.
I have read a book on The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. There were some startling similarities in both cases
1) Long hours of standing (after reaching home your limbs are stiff!)
2) The management pulls you up anytime
3) You are told to move from your allocated work and do something else out of the blue (the best part is no one in the management knows who took this decision and since your time is wasted in the midst of all this you are most likely to get a warning) lol
4) Biased managers, biased work distribution - Linguistic favoritism features big time here.
5) 2 half and hour breaks in a 10 and a half hour shift! That too 5 minutes go in leaving your allocation, walking through the warehouse, getting frisked and finally reaching the canteen! After your break you need to rush to your system because if you log-in late you are again bound for a warning.
The work is repetitive, boring and robotic.
The floor managers are constantly fixed to their laptops moving one end to another like zombies. Looks like they're going to launch a rocket soon.
It's a shameful thing Amazon. One of the largest brand in the world. So mis-managed.
To end this love letter, they had hired me for - plus...
A very good experience to work at the fast pace workplace. Safety is prioritized over productivity. Nice and humble attitude of the management. Carrier options are also available with great health benefits
Unrealistic Goals Expectation. However, very advanced robotics technology was used. The management was not willing to heed suggestions from employees who had more experience than them in the same field.
Management is to absorbed in numbers and not the human aspect of a business.. room for growth is limited. Hr is abysmal within loosing documents or not getting things done or removing positions being applied for in less time then to give all a chance.
It is all about numbers. Everything is quantified and you are expected to hit those numbers. However there are many employee incentives in place to motivate them. Training for advancement is also made available.
There is a definite cultural bias at Amazon and it is shown in there hiring practice. They show favoritism to one particular race and if you are not the right color or there chosen race.
There is very little chance for advancement.
Since the day I started working at Amazon I realized that all that they said in the orientation was false they don't follow any policy or regulations floor supervisor call themselves Manager who have no idea what management is all about it's just a number game if you are interested in working there please don't cuz the will mentally and physically harass you all the time by giving wrong instructions and then holding you responsible for their wrong action ra
Targets are very hard to fulfill and stressful. Too much pushing and the management sits on the heads. Theirs is hire and fire policy. They hire during the peak season from September to January and fire in the month of January.
Had a great experience, you actually do what your job position suggests and nothing more or less , it was based on productivity which was really decent , if you did not stop to talk with others you could easily reach your numbers.