How does amazon treat their Employees?

How does amazon treat their Employees?

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JustSayin

Lorena, TX

#1 Sep 18, 2009
I seen some interesting stuff wrote in the Coffeyville Kansas and the Campbellsville Kentucky forum about amazon fullfillment Centers. Have any of you worked in these places and how did you get treated?
here is the link to the Coffeyville and Campbellsville Forums

Coffeyville:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/coffeyville-k...

Campbellsville:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/campbellsvill...
Paul Revered

Wichita, KS

#2 Sep 18, 2009
My spouse worked there last Holiday season. They employ a lot of people. I think there main expectations are that you show up for work, try to stay busy and don't steal from them. I think they pay pretty well, especially for temporary and part time jobs.
But Really

Chesterfield, MO

#3 Sep 18, 2009
Paul Revered is right on expectations but add meet ur quota whatever dept. ur in. As far as socially u have to start as a temp and the reg emply are not always nice to temp. Also it's like high school find a clique and you'll be okay.
Misty

Lawrence, KS

#4 Sep 30, 2009
I currently work there. Its not too bad, lost a lot of weight. Im temp and hope to be permanent someday. LOL!!!!
They are very petty and their equipment is old which causes your numbers to go down. I got hurt at home and my doctor put me on light duty, turns out they won't let me work til I am fully released, I am very upset with that fact. Staff management is really easy to get a long with but some of the Amazon managers ---YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE---- Think that they are GOD and treat you like that are the all knowing. They started from nothing as most of us temps there but they still try to throw their weight around and POWERTRIP. Not with me you fools!
Baldy

Cherryvale, KS

#5 Sep 30, 2009
Misty wrote:
I currently work there. Its not too bad, lost a lot of weight. Im temp and hope to be permanent someday. LOL!!!!
They are very petty and their equipment is old which causes your numbers to go down. I got hurt at home and my doctor put me on light duty, turns out they won't let me work til I am fully released, I am very upset with that fact. Staff management is really easy to get a long with but some of the Amazon managers ---YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE---- Think that they are GOD and treat you like that are the all knowing. They started from nothing as most of us temps there but they still try to throw their weight around and POWERTRIP. Not with me you fools!
They are not the only place that don't have light duty jobs.Why should they pay you for light duty when you was hurt at home.They can work a well person for the same pay and get the job done.
desuhu

Waverly, KS

#6 Sep 30, 2009
My husband worked there one year during the Christmas season, just to earn some extra money for the holidays. That year went fine. Then, they switched to Staff Management for their hiring. He started to work for them the next fall, and they treated him like he was in kindergarten. He has a college degree, and I supposed they thought it was a hoot that he would be working there in production with a degree. He was 60 at the time, and even with 25 plus years experience, no one would hire him because of his age. I know, there's age discrimination laws, but just try to prove it.
Anyway, he lasted about 2 wks, then told them where to put their job! He said that Staff Management was the pits to work with.
Misty

Lawrence, KS

#7 Oct 7, 2009
Baldy wrote:
<quoted text>They are not the only place that don't have light duty jobs.Why should they pay you for light duty when you was hurt at home.They can work a well person for the same pay and get the job done.
It was light duty for two days only. Also my injury at home was do to the fact that their wonderful DR. GREEN made an injury worse that i had recieved while i was at work. I am not saying that I disagree because you make a good point, if i was an employer i would most likely do the same thing! However, this is a different scenario and my Attorney has predicted a really good outcome! Oh BTW NOT FOR STAFF!!!!
lilymidday

Kansas City, MO

#8 Oct 13, 2009
One thing to keep in mind that Amazon uses Staff Management due to high turn-over, among other costly personnell issues. The purpose is to meet the demands of the client (Amazon). If you have ever owned a business you understand the cost of training one employee--now imagine the cost of training 100's. By having an On Site Staffing agency the cost of training is covered in the contract--savings on training cost reflected in cost to consumers.

How do I know so much about S.M.; years ago I was a Payroll Manager/Critical Behaviour Analysist for the company in a similar setting (different state). The business model for this company is a success--go online to their website.(see Seaton Corp. Chicago, IL).

Would I ever work for them again? Yes, without hesitation. Haha, the funny thing is I originally applied for a position in the plant, on the line, but was offered the office position from my work history (I don't have a college degree).

So, the question was "how does Amazon treat it's employees?" - you may need to work your way UP through Staff Management to find out. Good luck and be thankful for whatever kind of job is available.

You can only hope that there will be more than 7 or 8 posts on this... remember, no two opinions will be identical.
Rhonda

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Dec 14, 2010
I worked at the New Castle Delaware site,they dont treat you as if your human. And it is all about numbers. You will work like a dog and mandotory overtime. Amazon management do not know how to treat people. At any given day you can be with out a job. The temporary agency sike people to believe that it is a temp to hire job postion, the agency is in along with Amazon. I was a picker which i contant ran around like a chicken with out head. The more you do the more they want. The first week they dont want you to do any thing by your self, if you need help they want you to locate a ambasodor good luck and finding one in a warehouse the size of 2 super walmarts. We was tole that after the 3rd week that we can scan missing items with out any help. They kept coming to me with lies sayinf things was missing. I used the scanner and function when you cantlocate the item they find an excuss to write you up just to get rid of you.Jobs are very hard to find and people ae desperite and need those jobs. And Amazon dont care it is a revolvong door. They just say next they are playing with people lively hood and emotions. I would never ever recommend this job to any one.

Since: Jul 09

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#10 Dec 14, 2010
AMEN
amazoned-out

United States

#11 Dec 14, 2010
i am on my 4th week, really hustled picking items in totes, moving them down the conveyor, they came around "wow, for the second week you have exceeded our expectations", then i started to see i was kept in the same part of the plant, opening boxes, clearing palettes of items, doing really tedious work AND other (staff management hired) employees were not coming around where i was working (was told work is randomly distributed ) they were staying in another part of the plant. i was walking 10 miles a day or more, and they were not. they were moving two or three feet and making much more progress than I, by picking up cd's dvd's and books in one area. they were not opening boxes, etc.. but we were all rated them same. they have a production rating system, but it does not recognize the "degree of difficulty" that you have to perform. it is the stupidest thing i have ever been a part of .in other words they have departments where you can pick 350 books, cd's and small items an hour, and areas where you have to walk forever and are lucky to get 120 items an hour, but you are all rated them same as if you were both working at the same place.. absolutely no integrity in their system. it is a big butt kissing conglomerate. and "staff management" has to be the biggest collection of stupid idiots i have ever seen. they walk around all day with clipboards, and there are way too many of them doing NOTHING. i am going to try to make it through to the end of the year and go back on unemployment, or move from this town. what a joke.
sooner

Coffeyville, KS

#12 Dec 14, 2010
Maybe ya all should be thankful you have a job at all!!!!
amazoned-out

United States

#13 Dec 14, 2010
stick it up your dip stick, go back to oklahoma with your stoops duck coach.
JUST ME

United States

#14 Dec 14, 2010
THEY SUCK
been there

Independence, KS

#15 Dec 14, 2010
i have worked for staff and would definetly do it again you have to understand you have to be there so they ca get the pakages out when they need to be to the customer on time i worked in shipping and enjoyed the fast paced job
Not a Basher

Parsons, KS

#16 Dec 15, 2010
In my opinion, Amazon made a mistake when they wouldn't work any longer with Express Personnel in Independence. Express took really good care of the snowbirds and the other employees. Mark Kays was on site daily and worked with the temps and with the Amazon Hierarchy.

Since: Jul 09

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#17 Dec 15, 2010
There-in lies the problem, Staff Management. They're like little Hitlers. Like I said in an earlier post, my hubby worked there 2 years, first year without staff management, 2nd year with them.
Totally different. He got chewed out for coming in the wrong entrance, which was closer to his work station. Can you believe that? He enjoyed it the first year he worked there. As to the "butt kissing", isn't it that way anywhere you work? Thank goodness we don't have to do that anymore.
amazoned

United States

#18 Dec 15, 2010
no, i worked for 20 years without any "butt kissing" , so it is NOT that way anywhere you work. i worked in a union shop.

Since: Jul 09

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#19 Dec 15, 2010
Yes, and how's that union working for people now? Not too well, I do believe. It was started with the right idea in mind. To help people working in sweatshop conditions for very low wages. And then the corrupt and the mafia got involved and it's just went downhill since then.
the gimp

United States

#20 Dec 15, 2010
we are not talking about "now" . things have changed. now the powers that be are allowing illegal immigrants ,mainly, hispanic people to come into the country for the sole purpose of driving wages DOWN. there is nothing racist about that statement. the people of america conduct business on the phone at customer service facilities with people who cannot speak english enough to effectually communicate. unions are gone and we have only ourselves to blame. i cant stand you schmucks who think it is better to have a non union america. the company will give you what they think you deserve and treat you like a disposable replaceable piece of meat, as they line their own pocket. that has been the aim from the beginning. give it another couple years and see the 3rd world completion of this country. it is done.. the fat lady is singing,, no drama here, just facts..

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