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Amazon recently did the unthinkable. It invited us – what with our unblinking cameras and endless questions – for a peek inside its newest logistical lair in Lakeland, Florida. MORE: http://www.fox13news.com/consumer/54163743-story
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Stan Patterson (3 days ago)
Of course Amazon doesn't SLAM your package physically.  That happens in transit after they've shoved it out the door.
Nata Lia (3 days ago)
The very 1st time I ordered products from amazon, the product quality is horrible. I will not buy any anything from amazon.
Piccolo lomboy (2 days ago)
+Stan Patterson so you support the higher ups treating the packers and pickers and machine operators as slaves by making them do the jobs that the management's friends dont want to do? And 30 minute breaks, it already took you 5 minutes to walk to the break room, now another 5 minutes to punch out to break, 10 minutes is already gone, now you have 5 minutes to eat because you need 5 minutes to punch in and 5 minutes to walk back to your station.
Stan Patterson (3 days ago)
So because you bought something that turned out to be crap, you're saying that everything that goes through Amazon is crap?  I've only ever done one return with Amazon, and it was because something got crushed in transit. Otherwise, everything I've ever bought from them, I was satisfied with the quality of the product itself,  just the delivery part of the deal seems to go sideways sometimes.
Kyle Li (3 days ago)
0:59 "With a footprint of 59 football fields..." While they show only 24 football fields covering the building? Maybe its including the extra gaps and parking lots but I found that funny.
Tyler Warren Ellis (5 days ago)
@0:35 How do you get 59 out of 24?
Jayden Holic (6 days ago)
NO AC ????
Orbit 13 (12 days ago)
TechnoGraph (13 days ago)
Who else here from GOM?
Aromal S (14 days ago)
Gadget one malayalam channel kanditt vannavar like adikk
Evil Evan (18 days ago)
1:47 Did I just see 2 employees in a row with massive dark bags under their eyes?
Dutch Van Der Linde (19 days ago)
2:26 whos package hit my package!?
5000 subscvibers without any video (20 days ago)
How many mystery boxes you want??? Me: 1 like = 1 Mystery Box
Faisal Khan (20 days ago)
Capitalism in its finest form. Don't take the scrap that robots will create more jobs lool
Formaset (21 days ago)
When looking for something extremely technical and specific. eBay has it and Amazon does not.
Formaset (21 days ago)
500 million tons of goods...Now Imagine all this stuff soon becoming landfill material. Now imagine every store, everything it has, worldwide, post consumer, dumped in landfills.🤮😡💩
Adam Nugent (24 days ago)
Amazon is like the Umbrella Corp in that Resident Evil movie
MerrieMelodies Fan (25 days ago)
Thank you, Amazon employees for all that you do. I don't work there, but I do love buying stuff online from Amazon.
REBELutionary1 (27 days ago)
America moving backwards. This is the slave labor like the days of factory campuses, before the 8 hr day.
The Universe Galaxy (28 days ago)
do they have dinaosaurs
Butterfly Baby (29 days ago)
Omg idiots! 3 errors a day SHOULD get you fired! Getting paid more than the voted-in federal min wage for an entry-level position- is GOOD! Having air conditioning is a GOOD thing (metal factory jobs do not!)! Moving constantly IS factory work! Every factory has the SAME 2 15 min breaks & 1 30 min lunch (if not, you would stay 10 hours for an 8 hour shift - now, its 9 hours bcs of breaks). This is a HARD, Laborious job- quit if you cannot do it! Stop complaining. Its factory work not candy land bliss. You dont have to choose factory work, go get paid min wage flippin burgers instead! Further, be thankful for the jobs it creates for America.
Marcell D (1 month ago)
Also workers work their Arses off
Sungwon Shin (1 month ago)
this is why my amazon-ordered items sometimes are missing or its not even inside the box at all lol
gabrielgalaxygh (1 month ago)
Heard they suck to work for
eitoobmiz (1 month ago)
Tony Gonzalez (1 month ago)
mariah greene (1 month ago)
Is easy to get hired at Amazon? Also with no experience
mandokir (1 month ago)
Jesus Christ, the directional panning in the audio track is cancer. Just downmix it to mono for fucks sake.
Timmisn (1 month ago)
editor: How many wide angle shots do you want? producer: yes
jeff james (1 month ago)
mediocre propaganda
Berta Villa (1 month ago)
They wanted u to work like a robot they work your ass 200 boxes hour or more
MultiPrismatic (1 month ago)
Amazon is horrible to work for. I've worked there and they really treat you like a machine.
G STAR (1 month ago)
How heavy is it to work there
Sofia papaspanos (1 month ago)
Can we see how they make Alexa
Samsungsheep101 (2 months ago)
*robots and AI are the future*
yosoytacoseasoning (2 months ago)
must be fun working for a company where every day they are desperately trying to develop new robots and software to replace you
XxFortniteGamer152xX (2 months ago)
3:00 Did anyone notice that box on the right side of the screen open?
Haukur Þórsson (2 months ago)
2:51 "You name it - we have it". - "Ok, I'll have one Google Home Hub then, thanks" - "Yeah .... we don't have that."
AsSeenOnTV (2 months ago)
3:59 Diane got a nice bonus for saying that I’m sure lmao
ak .fortyseven (2 months ago)
these people seem all too positive. could it be that they handpicked them to make amazon look good? maybe to push their agenda?
Michael Frymus (2 months ago)
Yet if you order two of the same items they end up being made differently, different quality and just not good. They sell a lot of knock offs and cheap stuff labeled as high quality. And items that constantly change in price and some have RIDICULOUSLY expensive shipping prices... like seriously, youre charging me $50 for an item plus $400 in shipping fees? Ok.
Christopher (2 months ago)
What is sad they are robbing the public with low to almost free shipping and tax cuts like no other company out there. Putting other companies out of biZ. Hurting the economy and collecting unbelievable profit in the processes.
Emma Bentley (2 months ago)
They need to change that logo... it looks like a penis
yellowbeller friend of mooker (2 months ago)
Antonio APC79 (2 months ago)
0:03 and a buogh appears there?
cooking with rainbow blaunt (3 months ago)
amazon, their workers and products are garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vishal Gaurav (3 months ago)
The CamoWarior (3 months ago)
Who is here because of Mumbo Jumbo and Grian
funkyflights (3 months ago)
It's pretty amazing how organized Amazon is when you consider the massive amount of orders they get....
lkmx2 (3 months ago)
Scotty Nelson (3 months ago)
i have been to a faciliyt in NJ like this. and while the technology is impressive this is obviously a PUFF peice. there is no mention of the reality of A) the harms that those robots CAN DO (including possibility of maiming and or killing) B) the overwhelming demand C) the truth about the pay at teh facility. D) the irregularity of hours while no business is perfect, AMAZON is a prime example of a giant that became an uncontrollable BEHEMOTH. and now that society has gotten used to this, it has become the norm 1) killing mom and pop stores 2) ensuring unfair wage and labor practices will continue
Nabil (3 months ago)
Just do your jobs and follow the orders :)
Monkey Robots Inc. (3 months ago)
$2000 a month for no skill or degree.
Monkey Robots Inc. (3 months ago)
0:37 59?
Maritza Sanchez (3 months ago)
They take fukin forever😑
jay d (3 months ago)
Only staff cant use the toilet .and commit suicide over the pressures of working here serious its like a sci fi movie
mpegwa makama (3 months ago)
i really wish to use this someday
Arshi A (3 months ago)
@UCVJxrGFCU6zzdjFT8DA7epg @UCVJxrGFCU6zzdjFT8DA7epg @ Looks like they got rid of the Help section. There is no help for amazon dot ca. I called them all day and they kept transferring my call from one department to another. I got scammed by a pfshing ad of amazon prime video where in the background they depicted the show i wanted to watch and after i paid for the membership they kept charging my card. Good thing my bank contacted me about a 'suspicious recurring charge by Amazon'. I called today again and some guy was acting saucy with me that I had no choice but to hang up.The reviews are disgusting on @t Amazon is a scam and nothing else. They just scamming people and when u call its a hit or miss...u might get a nice person to help u or you might get an asshole who hates his job and could cares less about your situation. Most of the stuff is from China and with no logo of the company. Maybe its just here in Canada but i am just about done dealing with these crooks. Better off giving aliexpress business, at least you get the stuff, i know it takes a while but if i want cheap China stuff why not give China websites business directly. I made a video of the Makart Nail drill where the company logo is not on the machine(its an aftermarket item) and i paid $80 for it. SHAME ON THEM FOR NOT HELPING PEOPLE AND PRETENDING THAT THEY DONT UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION!!! There is no head office or anything where you can meet someone face to face with all your documents and invoices. I have proof of payment on my card but there is no way of exchanging emails with higher authorities and proving to them that the payment was made as it shows on yur credit card transaction. I have prime membership but now i have to pay again because I had to delete my account and recreate it. SHAME ON YOU AMAZON
Mark Richardson (3 months ago)
the way they use the robots to transport the goods and track where your order is, now that's smart
Ernest Cantu (3 months ago)
It automatically chooses the right size? Pft tell me why I once received two bundles of paper plates that came in a refrigerator box? Lol
Syed Ghazi (3 months ago)
There are worst jobs then amazon floor workers I have worked with them for 1 month they asked me to shelve stuff but there is no room so I had to re organize stuff and put in the little boxes They measure your efficiency by how many boxes u scan per shelving called rates They said my rates were low and I got my job offer at Air Canada so I was like whatever bye They asked me if I wanted to appeal I was like nope bye
Ethereal (3 months ago)
Those are robots, not cyborgs. :)
kevin Romero (3 months ago)
Some people say a man is made outta mud A poor man's made outta muscle and blood Muscle and blood and skin and bones A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal And the straw boss said "Well, a-bless my soul" You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain Fightin' and trouble are my middle name I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store If you see me comin', better step aside A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died One fist of iron, the other of steel If the right one don't a-get you Then the left one will You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store
Santa Jacky (2 months ago)
for goet you load 16 guns what you foget
Vita Buonavita (3 months ago)
Amazon stinks to work for, they pay Low minimum wage that a human being can't Live on, they have 20 years olds with a masters degree treating workers on the Floor like Slave shop and if you give the masters a suggestion how to do it better they write you up, so if you get 3 write ups your fired, you get a 15 minute break and if you need to use the toilet it is always 8 miles a way, Horrible working condones, Just disgusting.
Montana Carr (3 months ago)
I work at Amazon they don't tell you correct boxes or bags
Boneyfreak (3 months ago)
Horrible shipping. Can't wait for someone else to gain market share. Hewlett-Packard used to dismiss it's consumer complaints also, now look how they destroyed themselves and lost massive market share.
James Jones (3 months ago)
I agree with comments below - they need to automate their pallet wrapping process.
James Jones (3 months ago)
I used to work a 4 day 10 hour work week. Once you try it, it is a GREAT WORK WEEK. Gives you an extra day during the week for anything you need to do - Dr. visits etc. - or every weekend a three day weekend. Plus if scheduled correctly, it can get you around rush hour traffic.
Khalil gharbi sadok Khalil gharbi sadok (3 months ago)
You are the dogs of the enemies of Allah and His Messenger. Your father and mother will put the Koran on the pots in your toilet
Sister Mary Clements (3 months ago)
STOP using self checkout at grocery stores. You're eliminating jobs. Stop shopping at Walmart. You're destroying small businesses. Stop shopping at Amazon. You're destroying your own community. Is convenience really worth not having a future? Idiots. You have only yourself to blame for your kids non-existent future.
Boogiewoogie (3 months ago)
I treat there staff like dirt. And they don't pay tax. Boycott the fuckers!
Alexander Aquino (3 months ago)
Let me see the China setting or any third world country Amazon Fulfilment Centers
Harsh singh (4 months ago)
can anyone please tell me that what is the background music name used in this video...
David Chung (4 months ago)
i heard about these harsh work conditions from previous employees but i dont believe them. you are in a warehouse type of environment, end of story
SANNITI GOKUL (4 months ago)
how to apply job in amazone in warehouse
James Ha (4 months ago)
Obviously it does not showing ugly side. Picking is worst spot to work
VanJeans (4 months ago)
You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store
Prashant Jadhav (4 months ago)
ANIL PATEL (4 months ago)
Simply fantastic, before 15 years human control technology, now in 2019 & on the technology governs the human, the great transformation, From now those who don't upgrade themselves will be irrelevant for any jobs, Some years back there was good & bad people ' From now there will be useful & useless people in the system.
Davidson Mott (4 months ago)
Now compare the size of TPA2 to TPA1.
TrippTheTripper (4 months ago)
I worked for them last year when I tell you you get no days off
Lecky TV (4 months ago)
I love those robots, man what a time to live :D
George Nistor (4 months ago)
fack Amazon!
Glenn Moonpatrol (4 months ago)
I work for a department store fulfillment and am cramped for space underpaid and constantly in motion. I would love to go to Amazon.
Big Chungus (4 months ago)
Who is waiting for a package for amazon
ClipsForGames (4 months ago)
0:01 Umm that was two clicks, another idiot/s made a video. Also at 0:15 you guys did not visit the inventor you just went to a amazon building or wait it's not even a building it's a big warehouse. 3:10 Umm only 1,000,000 items? Umm will that is not alot, that is not much. 3:45 they interview a new employ and she has to work 10 hours a day for 4 days a week, wow that is so much work and 10 hours is so much time in a day that is insane.
Dbf Crell (4 months ago)
@ 1:57- "The computer will tell us the perfect size box to fit that item". Talk about living in a fantasy world! I got news for Amazon.... their computer is often very wrong!!! I've received single items the size of a dime in an Amazon box big enough to fit an air conditioner. Amazon often wastes packing materials or does not pack an item well enough, although, I do not often receive items that are broken or damaged in shipping.
Chantale Prophete (4 months ago)
Peoples! You want to know the true read the comments below
Boomtown MDM (4 months ago)
That would be cool if there was a extremely fast conveyer belt connector to your house, when you order it, it just drops...
RealmOfWonders (4 months ago)
"You name it we have it" I say, BULLSHIT!
gary smith (4 months ago)
Quantity - yes. Quality - NO. I ordered museum quality stretched canvas and received "Michael's" type product. Amazon has to respond to taxpayers who constantly are supporting its employees via food stamps and other social programs. This giant - Bezos - has become a new Napoleon, and it's time to boycott US government for allowing this! Economical giants are spitting in American People's face!!
HADEZ SHADOWZ (4 months ago)
That's why I have bad service I'm deleting my Amazon account this will be the end of humanity once the machines take control
Leonidas (4 months ago)
You interviewed someone that gets paid well as a Warehouse trainer. But you need to interview the associates who get paid poorly for back breaking work with no bathroom breaks.
JangleeBashir (4 months ago)
Allow the camera crew to interview who they want off camera. And then you'll get the real story.
Gacha Man Sama (4 months ago)
Did anyone see tHat nendoroid box being shipped 😄😄😄😄
Dowlphwin (4 months ago)
OK, and now a report in non-North-Korea style, please.
srt hellcat (4 months ago)
@ 3:28 u mean 24 football fields?
Ivan Villalva (4 months ago)
Did anybody else have to count the football fields?
HICHAM MOUCHRIK (4 months ago)
Is this advertisment to Amazon ? Does new locations of Amazon will be 100%=human free ? Does any new worker will be only symbolic or managers or software engineer or cleaning the belt ? Does 15.00$/hour will be enough in place where renting small one studio cost 2000.00/month? Does Amazon will be hiring third party to maintain certain jobs like driver ? security?+++ Does Amazon has the intention of competing with Starbuck? Does competing will be human free store to beat competition with other company whom are depend on lot of labor like Starbucks ? Does Amazon will create their own delivery company to compete with UPS or USPS or FedEx as they strongly depend on human driver ? What.s the gain of Americans from company that destroy every business taking advantage high advantage technology and going almost human _free in the hard labor jobs ? What it.s advantage to American business and American economy for company that become like black hole that can swolow every smaller than it ? Please , I have no hate against Amazon , because you create company business model and suddenly millions of orders start coming in, but when you start poking other business.s model in the eye that employee millions of peoples...than people have questions ? Does destroying million job to create 100 Amazon jobs will be called job creator ?
Dass e (5 months ago)
To all the Amazon employees. Stop your bitching and complaining and get my package out!
My Daddy (5 months ago)
I heard bathrooms are like 5 mins away and you can only use them once every 2 hrs
Mickey B. Payne (5 months ago)
They say, the computer picks the size of the box. That must be why some of my orders resulted in mashed cereal boxes, with the cereal squares became crumbs, or those boxes where you order a set number items, but you don't get them all.