The Amazon Orientation is simple, yet many of you will fail to grasp the reality of “Staying Awake”within the walls of your Amazon Fulfillment Center for the 8-10 hour process, for me it was at ONT 6. (The letters before the number correspond to the Fulfillment Location and the nearest major airport, in this case ONT would be Ontario.)
Arrive early which is always helpful to any new employee. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the layout and ask around for directions on where to go. Though Amazon will clearly mark your destination and meeting location for your orientation. Expect to be there anywhere from 6-10 hours, the great thing about this is you will get paid for a full shift even if you leave early, if I remember correctly we were out of there by the 6th hour mark or so and got paid for a full day.
Security will collect your ID’s and gather you into your group. Once the time comes you will be brought into your orientation room where you will end up signing all of the hiring paperwork that is common with all new hires of the job.
You will watch videos on how the company performs and what you will need to expect while working your job, these videos can be long, drawn out and boring but they do offer plenty of laughs if you have a good group of people. The videos will go over safety, sexual harassment, open door policies, and all of the usual discrimination factors that are always a zero tolerance.
Once everyone’s formalities are signed and handed in, the ambassadors will get to work on your badge pictures, and will input all of your information into the computer system to get you your work schedules and departments. (sometimes this will come later I have found out.)
You will get many breaks through out this process and can usually leave at any time to use the facilities. Breaks are nice because you will be able to see the awesome break rooms that Amazon offers it’s employees, I won’t ruin the surprise here.
I have left many details out so as not to step on the toes of the ambassadors that work hard in putting these orientations together and providing all of the information that they do.
- You will have speakers from many departments.
- Safety and keeping your hands to yourselves is expressed a lot.
- Expect to, hurry up and wait.
- Get paid for attending.
- Receive your schedule before leaving.
- Finish your formalities quickly so the others can get done and get you out of there.
- Kick back and relax.
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- Texting Neck
- Weak Back Muscles
- Making you look 10-15 lbs heavier
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I hope that using the technique above will help sustain you through the rigors of the job and allow you to continue your career for a long while at Amazon. You see, it’s a battle of the mind and body, people with weak minds and sore bodies will quit and lose out on the advances that the elite Amazonian’s can master.
Amazon Review from a true Amazonian (Intensive Care) Part I This will explain some of the weaknesses that you can strengthen in order to continue to thrive at your Amazon Fulfillment Location.
Amazon is always hiring, and there are locations everywhere, even overseas where many of you may see this article, please feel free to ask me about the hiring process, and how you can get started.
Disclaimer: I am just an associate and have no say in whether or not you will be hired. My intent for these articles is to provide you with information on applying and the process in which it takes to become an Amazonian. Some of the steps and processes I mention may be different at other locations, and the process may differ greatly so, please do not try and hold this accountable when something is different in your process. With that said, I would like to hear about your unique process and if anything has changed.