Adam Bick
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Awhile back, I applied for an Amazon flex driver position. It is a delivery driver for their new fresh grocery warehouse. Drivers can make their own hours similar to uber, etc. I got an email recently with a "contingent offer" based on drug and background check. I scheduled a so called hiring event to fill out paperwork and find out more about the position. Even though the location was about an hour away, I was still interested because it seemed like a good opportunity. The only thing that stood out as odd was the hourly pay, which I thought was significantly more when I saw the ad and applied.

Anyway, I arrived at the Amazon fresh warehouse with about a dozen others. The manager acted like she owned Amazon. She kept stating "my warehouse, my people", etc. She was only referring to the part time warehouse associate position, which was a lot less pay then the driver position. Everyone there was applying for the same position. I asked her about the driver position and her response was she didn't need any more drivers now and she won't hire more until probably October or November. I stated that I applied for the driver position and she acted like it was a take it or leave it situation. I was really annoyed by this and felt like I wasted my time. Also, it was only supposed to be an hour event, but turned into 3 hours. If I wanted to be a driver, I would have to wait 3 months in the warehouse position to apply for the transfer or just wait for the position to open up again and apply. Has anybody else been in a similar situation with Amazon?

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about 5 years ago
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Barbara Jones

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Marcus Jordan

Hi Adam, Sounds like you might be talking about two separate jobs. Amazon Flex delivery drivers are independent contractors and set up their working relationship online (similar to ride UBER and Lyft ride share programs). Take a look at the Amazon Flex FAQ page for more details or call an employment specialist at (888) 281-6906 for more details on how you can get started. Amazon distribution centers often sponsor Hiring Events for Warehouse positions where applicants have an opportunity to become direct Amazon employees. Not sure how you received a conditional offer email for that event if you didn’t apply. Anyway, please reach out to the number above for more information. Thank you.

https://flex.amazon.com/

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