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Updated June 15, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2287 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart People ,ownership, Structure and thinking, Great compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, no enough training,


  2. "Value Chain Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonuses, equivalent to effort

    Cons

    Long hours, in line with everyone expectations

  3. "Highly recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Flex Driver in West Bromwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Amazon Flex Driver in West Bromwich, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, not too stressful

    Cons

    Difficult to pick up shifts


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, it is a nice company to work for which offers great career progression opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Control Specialist in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Control Specialist in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good salary package and compensation
    - Great career progression opportunities
    - You get to work with people who are from different countries and wide range of backgrounds, it truly broadens my horizons

    Cons

    - Some of the colleagues do not want to help or share knowledge fearing that you would do better than them
    - Some of the senior management/Ops are too power hunger and would not listen or give you the opportunities to voice your concerns.
    - Sometimes it is more of who you know rather than what you know to help you climb up the career ladder within Amazon
    -In-house training is either non-exist or very low qualities
    - Canteen foods are cheap, but horrible


  5. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Controller in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Controller in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and hard work rewarded

    Cons

    Can't think of any


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "Amazon Fulfillment Center"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Daventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Daventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard work, but very rewarding, both monetarily and emotionally. Great colleagues, all working towards the SAME results.

    Cons

    Commute - My choice though, not Amazons.

    Advice to Management

    Although there is good interaction with upper management, I would still like to see a more frequent floor presence.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awful job"

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    Former Contractor - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Daventry, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Daventry, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay is convenient, good lounge area and easy to obtain job through agency. Received holiday pay and was chances to progress

    Cons

    Long hours, 10 hour shifts were horrible. Low pay, minimum wage. Heavy lifting required, hurt my back and training was very short.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more English fluent workers


  10. "Very good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stores Coordinator in Daventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Stores Coordinator in Daventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers.
    Very good working environment.
    Very good management.

    Cons

    Pay-rate not the best, but it is OK.


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