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Amazon Birmingham Reviews

Updated February 8, 2018
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Birmingham, England (UK)

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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Area Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Area Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Area Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, with many different options for promotion.

    Would really like to see how amazon progresses in the future.

    Cons

    Work weekends and nights sometimes.

    employee's (temps) can be awfully unmotivated so will not react to motivation tactics

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, I've had micro management before so I know what bad management feels/looks like.


  2. "Great Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people who I worked with in Amazon were supportive and willing to help whenever you needed it.
    There is calm and relaxed environment among employee.
    There would be occasions where there would be events that employees could take part in events that were organised by the managers.

    Cons

    The targets set for employees can sometimes be too challenging to the point where it can lower the morale of employees.
    10-hour working shifts are not healthy. Employees are very ineffective towards the last hour.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the working hours for employees and provide working hours that are more flexible.

  3. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, lots and lots of people to work with

    Cons

    The pay is lower than expected

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Pathways Operations Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Pathways Operations Intern in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Pathways Operations Intern in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, pays well considering the expectations, can progress extremely rapidly

    Cons

    Not nearly as advanced as they market themselves. Very chaotic and dysfunctional work environment on the shop floor due to the rapid growth. Some extremely unhappy people working here.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Lead to AM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager-temp in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager-temp in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great to work with great team and responsible people.You have chance to develop .
    Good pay for Level3
    0 tolerance to D&A and Grazing

    Cons

    Not the best shift patterns.If you are going home ill or calling that you are ill,you will receive 1 attendance point.
    Very hard to support new starts when they asking for any exemptions

    Advice to Management

    Ask to team for opinion.Listen and respect any ideas.Treat associates fairly.Support team and help them to improve or change career.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Demanding job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.


  7. "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment, friendly staff. young people

    Cons

    long shifts 10.5 hours per day

  8. "Stacker employer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, decent pay for shifting boxes. Friendly staff and working standards. I mean that the standards were good, and I felt like I belonged there.

    Cons

    The work is pretty boring and you can get pretty moody after stacking boxes for a day. You have to work pretty hard to meet standards expected.

    Advice to Management

    Would suggest more respect to lower employees


  9. "area manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Amazing to work for a healthy environment

    Cons

    Nothing to say that is bad about amazon

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to comment in management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse Assistant - Picker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free coach to and from work
    Being a picker you was enter into competitions to win prizes
    £50 Bonus for exceeding units per hour (UPH)
    Weekly pay

    Cons

    Walking around on a 12 hour shift
    Compulsory over time which you have to do or else they would end your contract
    Got taxed a lot!!!
    not enough time to get a break as you have to walk far to go through security and canteen

    Advice to Management

    more communication


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