Amazon – Ridgmont, England
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Amazon – Hemel Hempstead, England
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The starting pay rate was excellent and they approved overtime very frequently. There were numerous entry-level positions available, which allowed new hires to select from different areas of the warehouse. In addition, Amazon offered paid training and orientations alongside those hired through the outside firm were paid weekly instead of other variations. If you worked in outbound shipping and packaged customer's orders then every two hours employees would rotate with co-workers, which permitted individuals to do something else altogether.
From my experience, first, second, and third shifts were grouped together in two blocks as first/second or second/third instead of offering traditional hours. Furthermore, if someone wanted second shift hours, those being interviewed would select the night option instead of day since this workday was from 6:30 PM to 3:00 AM, but during mandatory overtime, it could be extended to 4-6 AM. However, receiving hours was not a problem, but could easily throw off anyone's regular sleeping schedule. In other words, this reviewer was more familiar with 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM or 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM and/or 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM or 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
Advice to Management
A few full-time temporary/seasonal employees acted as if they were a manager or supervisor because they had been there a month or two longer and this could easily confuse new staff members hired through an employment agency. In my opinion, watch out for existing crew who are entry-level doing this to other personnel. Simply put, distinction should easily be made between front-line workers and management. Additionally, the actions of a few were not helping new associates and addressing the establishment's hierarchy would be appreciated. Likewise, the author of this review was a team-player and frequently went above-and-beyond to help others during their shift so no misunderstanding should be made in the following comments overall.