Amazon Tour Follow Up...

Wow!  What a great time we all had yesterday at the Amazon Fulfillment Center!  Just about 30 of us showed up and were promptly greeted by their tour team and our tour leader BJ.  

We saw how things are done from the moment a person clicks to order a product or products.  The facility itself is--get this--the size of 28 football fields.  We only were in a 'small' part of the center and most likely got in many steps (for those counting). The center operates 24/7.  It's climate controlled inside and quite comfortable. There is a full time maintenance crew in place. 

 As you can imagine, the busiest day there is.......Cyber Monday.  Amazon FC adjusts amounts of employees on site based by the expected demand for the period.  

As a side note:  If you or any Military Vet you know might be looking for work, they are looking to hire thousands of vets.  The benefit package there is unreal.  Your benefits start on day ONE!  

The tour lasted about an hour and below is a picture of the whole Festival Bytes group...taken by BJ. Notice...we're all still with our head sets in place.

To say the least, the facility is a very well oiled machine!

AmazonPHX6 fulfillment center is located at 5050 West Mohave Street, Phoenix, AZ 85043. Please enter parking lot on 49th Ave off of Buckeye Rd, not Lower Buckeye. Entrance is on the north side of the building. Please let guest in your group know to plan ahead for construction delays, and should arrive at least 15min prior to start of the tour to check in.

 

 

Amazon tours provide a broad, high-level overview of fulfillment center operations for general audiences. The one-hour walking tour will take the group through the operations process of what happens after a customer clicks "Buy" on Amazon.com.  Below are a few guidelines to help create the best tour experience for your group. Please pay particular attention to the guideline about fully enclosed shoes, as we are not flexible on the footwear policy.

 

  • Guests must wear flat, closed-toe and closed-heel shoes (no sandals, clogs or high heels). We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or sneakers. Additionally, long hair must be pulled above the shoulders, and long-hanging jewelry, scarves and ties are not permitted.

  • Guests may bring keys, wallets and cellphones on the tour. Please leave all other personal items at home or in the transportation vehicle, including bags, purses, briefcases, backpacks, pocketbooks, and binoculars. 

  • Amazon is a weapon-free workplace, and we reserve the right to turn away a guest if they are unwilling to tour our fulfillment center without a weapon.

  • No cameras or other video equipment are allowed on the tour. Guests may bring cellphones, as long as they do not use their phone to take pictures or audio/video recordings. 

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  • No food or drink is permitted on the tour, however, complimentary bottled water will be provided to guests.  All attendees, 18 and older, will need to provide a valid, government issued photo ID upon check in for the tour.