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Behind the scenes of an Amazon warehouse

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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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cooking with rainbow blaunt (19 hours ago)
amazon, their workers and products are garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vishal Gaurav (3 days ago)
Razor 2.0 (4 days ago)
Who is here because of Mumbo Jumbo and Grian
funkyflights (5 days ago)
It's pretty amazing how organized Amazon is when you consider the massive amount of orders they get....
lkmx2 (6 days ago)
Scotty Nelson (7 days 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 (7 days ago)
Just do your jobs and follow the orders :)
Monkey Robots Inc. (8 days ago)
$2000 a month for no skill or degree.
Monkey Robots Inc. (8 days ago)
0:37 59?
Maritza Sanchez (9 days ago)
They take fukin forever😑
jay d (16 days 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 (17 days ago)
i really wish to use this someday
Arshi A (19 days 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 (22 days ago)
the way they use the robots to transport the goods and track where your order is, now that's smart
Ernest Cantu (23 days 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 (23 days 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 (24 days ago)
Those are robots, not cyborgs. :)
kevin Romero (25 days 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
Vita Buonavita (25 days 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 (25 days ago)
I work at Amazon they don't tell you correct boxes or bags
Boneyfreak (25 days 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 (26 days ago)
I agree with comments below - they need to automate their pallet wrapping process.
James Jones (26 days 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 (26 days 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 (28 days 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 (30 days ago)
I treat there staff like dirt. And they don't pay tax. Boycott the fuckers!
Alexander Aquino (30 days ago)
Let me see the China setting or any third world country Amazon Fulfilment Centers
Harsh singh (1 month ago)
can anyone please tell me that what is the background music name used in this video...
David Chung (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
how to apply job in amazone in warehouse
James Ha (1 month ago)
Obviously it does not showing ugly side. Picking is worst spot to work
VanJeans (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
ANIL PATEL (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Now compare the size of TPA2 to TPA1.
TrippTheTripper (1 month ago)
I worked for them last year when I tell you you get no days off
Lecky TV (1 month ago)
I love those robots, man what a time to live :D
George Nistor (1 month ago)
fack Amazon!
Glenn Mondshine (1 month 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.
DDrummer (1 month ago)
It's not a fun place to work. I wouldn't recommend working there anyways.
Big Chungus (1 month ago)
Who is waiting for a package for amazon
ClipsForGames (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Peoples! You want to know the true read the comments below
Boomtown MDM (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
"You name it we have it" I say, BULLSHIT!
gary smith (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Allow the camera crew to interview who they want off camera. And then you'll get the real story.
Gacha Man Sama (1 month ago)
Did anyone see tHat nendoroid box being shipped 😄😄😄😄
Dowlphwin (1 month ago)
OK, and now a report in non-North-Korea style, please.
srt hellcat (1 month ago)
@ 3:28 u mean 24 football fields?
Ivan Villalva (1 month ago)
Did anybody else have to count the football fields?
Wary of Extremes (1 month ago)
Every factory, warehouse, etc..is hard on your feet, knees, etc. I don't know why Amazon is on the radar for this kind of stuff. Some factories in other countries have to have nets to stop people from jumping to their deaths.
Wary of Extremes (1 month ago)
800?! Wow!! Meanwhile, China has factory cities where 50,000 workers live and work there...even get married there.
HICHAM MOUCHRIK (1 month 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 ?
mills scolder (2 months ago)
To all the Amazon employees. Stop your bitching and complaining and get my package out!
My Daddy (2 months ago)
I heard bathrooms are like 5 mins away and you can only use them once every 2 hrs
Mickey B. Payne (2 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.
sandeep kaur (2 months ago)
Amazon is very bad place for work. They only care bout their target not the worker.
Master Jedi (2 months ago)
Worst place to work yea Amazon pays you $15 an hour but they treat you like a slave
plumpygoaterz (2 months ago)
This comment may be late... But I work at a Amazon warehouse and it's awesome. Currently in college and this is the perfect job for the time. Anyone who complains are just people who are lazy and stand around and do nothing all day. Hours are fast and pay is good. Managers and HR at CLT5 are AMAZING!!
Heru- deshet (2 months ago)
Our daughter's friend worked at one of these for a year. He said it was a brutal sweatshop where they work people like animals.
Dave Norman (2 months ago)
I work for Amazon and the critics are right. This is a fluff piece
Rick Boucher (2 months ago)
Wow what a softball peace
RML Bobby D (2 months ago)
It’s true. Frankenstein’s monster really has arrived.
x Ashton x (2 months ago)
I have a package plz hurry
Hector Jimenez (2 months ago)
This makes me laugh nervously. Talk about instant gratification and capitalism 😂
TheWeekndFanX0 (2 months ago)
I work for Amazon and it is nothing like that at all.
Jb Baker (2 months ago)
For and Idea of where this world is going "59 football fields 100 people working" AI taking over... And this was 3 years ago
James Gray (2 months ago)
Fork your ads that no one can st off there feed .. I don't give a fork what 15 bucks an hour means to any of your employees .. And fork your company ..
Taylor Andre (2 months ago)
Ive heard of Amazon.
GTmaniac (2 months ago)
Who else here is enjoying peak?...
L Tryson (2 months ago)
I looked into working for Amazon, and your their slave! In order to gain employment, you must relinquish "All" your rights to them, 3rd party, and beyond! You agree to be tracked and have "All" your data personal life "Solely Theirs" so all the poor people they are exploiting, beware because your $15.00 will cost you our soul!!!
Benny Albarran (2 months ago)
“You name it we have it” Ok, can I have a Google Home Mini??? Thank you. Ohh wait you don’t have it.
dhclive (2 months ago)
15 per hour but ur getting 20 hours a week
taunjinikia haynes (2 months ago)
Who else is watching because you wish you had a package coming
El Chapo (2 months ago)
Paid actors lol
Jenifer Jaradat (2 months ago)
The people i know who work here or whom has worked here say it horrible to work here .. They treat their employees not right .. Ask them anonymously the employees how they are treated ..i am sure it isnt like they showed here right now ..
Ieaunah Reynolds (2 months ago)
Worst job ever
santiago olascuaga (2 months ago)
I wonder how many dildos are in there??
William S (2 months ago)
Amazon is the worst company known to man... I will never order from them.
Marcos Lugo (2 months ago)
If you try to think very cleary for a second, It's obvious that good experince and education are the best jobs to get for any company, especially Amazon. And, It's clear that the labor etc. type of work are the jobs that requires a little more physical and less pay. So, what I'm trying to say is that educate yourselves and go for those higher paying positions.
Marcos Lugo (2 months ago)
I work for Ikea & Its about the same size building. But, I noticed Amazon is more High tech...
Aster Ayele (2 months ago)
Worst place to work in
Jordan Rivera (2 months ago)
I mean it's better than UPS we get no breaks 10 and hour starting and we work for 7 hours sometimes more depending on holidays so
Alex Hernandez (2 months ago)
They should talk to the people who work actually work their
auroraglacialis (2 months ago)
Anyone want to guess why only a few select centers are open for visitors? ;)
Rocky Handsome (2 months ago)
I work for Amazon full filament canter for 3days and now if they pay $30hr than I will say no to work for them it will harm body.Its robotic job do same thing 4days 10 hr & top of that mandatory overtime.There’s so many jobs on indeed who pay $15 hr.
god of war (2 months ago)
do amazon accept cash on delivery?
Marquita Dandridge (2 months ago)
I work at the new Amazon in Memphis and the work is easy. I make 15.50 because I work an overnight shift
Archibald Findri (2 months ago)
I bet amazon is counting the days until they can sack the entire workforce
black Sora (2 months ago)
Who came here because of south park
thebraininsideahead (2 months ago)
Danny Brockman (2 months ago)
This job was hell for me when I worked here in Tennessee!!!!
number1 bonefan (2 months ago)
Who else agrees that they should have a customer pick up section where u place your order and they send u a notification when it's ready, then u go there pick it up and be on your merry way
Gregory Kadonsky (2 months ago)
Amazon warehouse is just a nazi concentration camp for workers.
Shameful Positions (2 months ago)
I personally thanked the delivery driver from Amazon, and he was so grateful for my thanking him. They work hard.
Heli Jelly (2 months ago)
When she said "you name it, we have it" who else tried to think of things that they wouldn't have😂