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Cyber Monday at Amazon's 1 million square-foot fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash.

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Greg Zielinski, general manager of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in DuPont, Wash., gives GeekWire a first-hand look at how Amazon fulfills orders during its busiest shopping day of the year. The enormous 1 million-square-foot facility uses a combination of advanced robotics and humans to bring packages to your doorstep.
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Christopher Trott (5 months ago)
I worked at a fulfillment center in Illinois for 7 months at night. The most depressing experience I ever had working. Write ups were a joke. I got write ups for 6 errors out of 3000 counts. I was a counter. Once I got off of one write up, I was put on another. I tried to stay off of write ups so that I could change my job or get promoted to something else. It was impossible. When I started I saw my regular people at the breaks in the break rooms...after a few months I noticed those who stayed, started wearing braces and arm wraps etc... People were walking around injured from repetitive stress issues. I saw one poor person walk around and work in one of those "skiboots" foot casts. Amazon does not let anyone take enough time off to physically recuperate. After repeatedly not getting promoted for anything else, and getting constant write ups....I was happy I found another job. Horrible work environment.
Milano Martin (6 months ago)
5:45 “That we’re tol- looking to do” whoops 😂
John Simon (6 months ago)
Look guys it's johhy sins haha I am just joking
Sarala Shiva (6 months ago)
I am also working in Amazon. The very greater company. I like very much this FC. I like here equality. I am working in BLR7
vtrbswarmachine (6 months ago)
Soo many Haters. This is the work America Needs right now. I'm an Amazon employee and trust me I've been every where in my 14 years of "actual work experience". There is A very good reason Uncle Jeff is the richest man in the world.
Chris Philhower (7 months ago)
The Interviewer is a Bobble Head. Keeps shaking his head as the GM talks.
Alekzander (7 months ago)
Nikki black (7 months ago)
This fucking guy looks like an alien and talks like a robot I bet he's an asshole boss
Alphonce Mdao (7 months ago)
Shift items in Tanzania there are many customers
synlt (8 months ago)
i wonder if Greg Zielinski gets adequate p breaks
Milano Martin (6 months ago)
synlt he’s the general manager of the location. He can shit, piss, and jack off for two hours straight with no questions asked. 😂 of course unless he did it on the floor of course.
Joshua Gonzalez (8 months ago)
who else is watching this while waiting for a package?​
BigMack9737 (8 months ago)
So there's a robot tugging function huh
Jeremy Lowery (10 months ago)
5:06 - "Look! Thats that bastard who stole Larry's Job!"
BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse (11 months ago)
people complain about robots;;;;; IN A WORLD OF ROBOTS, BECOME A ROBOT REPAIR MAN bam the wisdom for a new world
Brian Waller (4 days ago)
Not really i work on self checkouts and pay sucks with no raises and worked like dogs
Pastor Kevin (1 year ago)
and who are the humans? Illegal aliens
Man on the moon (1 year ago)
Kevin Coyle illegal aliens can’t work in the private section you dumbass
Frank Urbanski (1 year ago)
Have worked at Amazon for 8 months as an order picker. I am 63 yrs old, mostly working for the insurance coverage that begins on your first day. Costs me $50 per wk for wife & I to get full medical & dental coverage and life insurance. Very tough job for some, non-stop walking for 12 hr shift. Lost 35 lbs in first 6 weeks. Very high turnover. Had 165 new hires start with 150 of them quitting within a few days. Sounds easy to just "walk" for 12 hrs until you have to do it for consecutive days keeping up a 100 pc per hr pick rate. Overall a good company, lots of rules but easy to follow for a mature person.
Louie Niglio (1 year ago)
80% of the products sold on Amazon is pure and simple absolute junk the other 20% that is sold on Amazon that come from well known named products is not worth buying any more the delivery that they quarantine never arrive 60% of the time don't know what really happened but they have gotten so much worse on their delivery I received boxes that were crushed ripped open left in pouring rain tracking showed it was delivered which I never got end up finding out it was delivered to my next door neighbor which he kept got police evolved and Amazon never corrected the problem I can sit here and go on with the issues that Amazon has going on lately it is a real shame lately with Amazon never ordering from them again I hope it's a temporary thing going on with Amazon maybe from rapid growth and trying new things and hopefully work out all of the issues they have going on.
Pkjm FineArt (1 year ago)
"Fulfillment centre".... "units".... "associates"..... > Buckleys Chance < as we say Amazon.
Joseph Stokes (1 year ago)
Terrible interview format! Way, way too much face time of these guys and not enough of the equipment and movement of items. They could continue to provide narration but overall this is an awfully weak video for something like the Amazon monster.
Robert Barr (1 year ago)
MJ Music (5 months ago)
Robert Barr it’s very important we put it in the bin
Lee Benson (1 year ago)
If you don't use your name and a real pic, then you are not a real person. Your just doing a job. FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE
David Bosman (1 year ago)
The guy being interviewed was actually a cyborg, no expression, never cracks a smile. Maybe he's a Kiva robot.
MotivaL (5 months ago)
David Bosman lol
Daniel Henderson (1 year ago)
Thumps up if you imagined this as a Call of Duty level lol :)
Danny Badillo (1 year ago)
Yes they and of course I received Ashley and positive feedbacks for it by stowing about 5,378 items a night when I worked there.
Liberals own everything including TrumpTards (1 year ago)
3:44 There goes the guy that stole my 64 GB BALLISTIK RAM off my Amazon box.
Nice Trade (1 year ago)
Amazon sucks !.. pay there Prime subscription or wait 2 - 3 weeks for your order
RETROMAN GAME (1 year ago)
mexican full temporary migrants taking american jobs
Jon Barnes (6 months ago)
Presumably Americans can apply for these jobs - just the same as everyone else?
Name Last Name (1 year ago)
what do you need the wilderness for when you can have amazon cardboxes...
hanksgavin (1 year ago)
how many skus do you have? "Units" don't matter I could have 3 trillion units if they are all one sku it'd be easy.
jisa technology (1 year ago)
cypress2030 (1 year ago)
I just started working at amazon it's a good place to work but just standing there for them10 hours will put a hurting on yo feet
aLeX GeNeSiS (8 months ago)
bigcypg fast forward to today June 25 2018. Do you still work at Amazon or have you quit the job?
Future (1 year ago)
bigcypg I feel you bro I work at the Providence Jurnal and I do wrapping and 8 hours a day
Jadoe Hustles (1 year ago)
Minimum wage no thanks ...
Milano Martin (6 months ago)
$15/hr isn’t minimum wage where I’m at. 👀🤷🏽‍♂️🤪
pirate radio (1 year ago)
Starting pay is around $12 and overtime
J-Man88UK (1 year ago)
There's an amazon warehouse in my town and I bet the staff turnover is rediculous, this isn't even a proper job it's just some shit place you go if you are desperate steer clear
Jon Barnes (6 months ago)
I would have thought that helping desperate people was worthwhile and something to aspire to!
Krizx600 (1 year ago)
3:59 a little chockle there buddy. You know thats b.s.
Lordeverfall100 (1 year ago)
Honestly, it's not as amazing as people treat this. It's a warehouse with boxes that are moving around. Who cares.
thegreatga (1 year ago)
advanced slave labor.
charlie katsu (8 months ago)
BEST COMPANY EVER, you communist pig.
First Name Last Name (1 year ago)
so many people criticize Amazon, when it comes to working there.......but name a company, that offers all the benefits, hours and rewards that Amazon does. Amazon is not the problem, it's lazy people that want it all but put little effort into getting it. you want good hours, pay, rewards and benefits there's Amazon and for the rest there's McDonald's with their shitty hours and pay
Jack M (11 months ago)
There’s a lot of small business that do but Obama care made it tough and rerouted a lot of insurance providers making it difficult, does not affect Amazon their too big. Your scope is set on Fortune 500 companies.
Belarion A.D. (11 months ago)
I bet they say something to you on the days you are only at 110%
Juan Espinoza (1 year ago)
I work at amazon they keep raising there pick rates but dont raise there pay i hit 120% weekly and all i get is to vender bucks ive been there a year in a half and guess wat am not a lazy person
Belarion A.D. (1 year ago)
Amazon likes to make you think you're getting a great deal by getting benefits and shit like 15 minute breaks. That's legally required of any big company that employs full time though. They trick you into thinking they are some progressive, employee conscience company. Working there is dog shit... although I don't doubt it's any different from FedEX or UPS.
ExotiC FrequencY (1 year ago)
Amazon does do an amazing job sending products to you. They can send things to you in an instant! I love their book service kindle! They are a diversified company thats for sure...Jeff Bezos has build a beast company. I wouldn't want to work on the factory floor for forever though...there are more comfortable careers out there!
nuvigroovi (2 years ago)
Amazon guy sounded like he was reading a script. Had nothing interesting to say.
Lachlant1984 (2 years ago)
I understand that Amazon are setting up warehouses here in Australia next year, I wonder if they'll work in this way when customers order things, or will they work in a different way?
Jon Barnes (6 months ago)
I hope that it is the same as it works brilliantly. We have friends in Australia and are hoping to be able to order for delivery in Sydney in time for Christmas.
CowTaurog (2 years ago)
Lachlant1984 They're all different. Based on needs, what they ship, where they ship, etc. But if they're building something new, it will be with the most modern tech.
PMC PMC (2 years ago)
I would imagine the same way
KBowWow75 (2 years ago)
Sorry I don't know what was being said between 2:04 and 2:16.
synlt (8 months ago)
low standards?
BenL (8 months ago)
Swiggity swooty xD
Thomas Gutiérrez (1 year ago)
I was going to say the same...
jfwootten (1 year ago)
Yup. Noticed the same thing. And, also later in the video. Very nice!
Jose Castro (2 years ago)
that ass