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Amazon Dunstable Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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Dunstable, England (UK)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mrs"

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    Current Employee - Stow in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Stow in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphera Great management Fantastic people Good potencial opportunity

    Cons

    10.30 hours of work 4 days or nights shift is hard The best will be 8 hours shift from egz 6am-2pm 5 days a week

    Advice to Management

    Never forget to support your employees


  2. "FC"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros as the management is clueless and they don`t know anything about doing their job.

    Cons

    They treat you like a robot . If it could be possible to not talk with anyone as they say "it`s distracting you" . If you want to get promoted in the company you need to kiss a managers behind.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to have people skills as you clearly don`t . Learn to not use favoritism for people that don`t have a P...

  3. "OA"

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    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Amazon offer opportunities of working in a fast paces environment and also it gives you the chance to know yourself better and perform better under pressure.

    Cons

    As it is a fast paced environment, you constantly have to deal with meeting targets and as it is a constant mindset it can be quite draining. In addition,

    Advice to Management

    Improve the corporate culture on the warehouse level


  4. "area manager"

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

    Pros

    fast paced
    great leadership skills
    good pay package
    opportunity for promotion
    opportunity to travel

    Cons

    training is disorganised
    target driven
    too much office politics

    Advice to Management

    carre about your team and train them to the same standard you expect them to give the company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Area Manager in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Area Manager in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely enjoyable experience from start to finish. Extremely thorough, tough and in depth experience with 5 interview stages. Started with a standard phone call, competency based. If successful, you sit a maths test (18 questions in 25 minutes or something along those lines) and some backround info. If successful, you're asked to do a 1 way interview on the computer, using the camera and microphone- 1 minute of preparation time for a question displayed, 3 minutes to record an answer. I was asked around 8 questions I think. If successful, you're invited to visit an Amazon location (fulfilment centre) for a full tour of the facility and an interview process. I was given 4 interviews with 4 different people of different rank, area and discipline within Amazon. Each interview was around 30-40 minutes in length, all competency based questions and some CV explaining. They let you go, and get back to you within 5-7 days. I was lucky and got a call the following day informing me they were impressed and offered me the job. I don't know many companies who are willing to provide someone with such a large salary, generous benefits and excellent optional extras. I'm looking forward to starting my new role within the month.

    Cons

    None. Whilst challenging, the interview and auditing process is relaxed, reliable and weeds out the wrong people for the role quite quickly and efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    None, keep the process as it is. Extremely tough but worth it in the end without question.


  6. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some very nice people to work with, rarely any conflicts, the teams are strong and work together well, teams very competitive making work enjoyable

    Cons

    Not really rewarded for putting in extra effort or taking more responsibility. Instead people making minor mistakes are punished. Breaks are limited exhausting the workforce and making people hate work.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more relaxed atmosphere to work in, the people alone will not make work a good place to be, the work itself needs to be manageable and a reasonable amount of pressure should be maintained.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "packer, picker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunstable, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good money but only if you do lot of overtimes. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Short breaks, long shift (10,5hrs). During peak 11,5 hrs shifts, but breaks not extended, Dont go to work to Amazon if u dont wanna feel like in a concentration camp.


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