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Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 595 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot from each of your team members as they are equally bright & capable" (in 544 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be hard to build work life balance" (in 2564 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 531 reviews)

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  1. "Responsible employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good rates p/h
    Spacious
    Plenty of staff

    Cons

    It gets busy..very very busy. Sometimes you question yourself if the few extra bucks per month are worth the hard physical work.

    Advice to Management

    There are good and and bad management teams. The company needs to set the standards right.


  2. "Operations Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Everyday is day one
    *You can learn a lot
    *Fast moving and changeling
    *Excellent on H&S

    Cons

    *May not look after employees well it's all about amazon and providing good service to customers not to the staff
    *Staff may be just a number not a person the way been treated.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people well

  3. "Extremely exciting company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * great experience from initial phone screening conservation with HR Recruiter to on-boarding
    * flexibility and autonomy over your work
    * fantastic opportunity for growth and ownership
    * working with very technical and clever colleagues

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of the moment

    Advice to Management

    Love the culture and the focus on Leadership Principles ... continue the great work.


  4. "account manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NONE in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - NONE in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - opportunities for growth within the company.
    - ownership and autonomy over your work
    - flexible working hours

    Cons

    - demanding and competitive environment
    - salaries tend to be lower then competitors
    - a challenge to get promoted (not impossible, but you need to own this aspect of your career)

    Advice to Management

    Take time to better recognize the strengths of your team and develop them. I think there's also an opportunity to be more transparent in the promotion process.


  5. "great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    inclusive, people orientated, focused and challenging.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.


  6. "An exciting place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast moving, innovative and an exciting place to work. Opportunities to learn and develop career further at a rapid pace

    Cons

    If you don't live in London or easy commuting distance it can impact heavily on personal life due to needing to be London based - short term pain for longer term gain

    Advice to Management

    a little less 'self serve' during the on-boarding process would make joining Amazon a little less over whelming


  7. "Freshers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    anybody can do the job

    Cons

    the job is very physical and it is good to be sure of what you are doing before accepting an offer.

    Advice to Management

    opportunities for developmental programs should be provided for staffs

  8. "Good people, mechanical job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Investigation Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Investigation Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, clever people both colleagues and managers

    Cons

    The job was quite Mechanical


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager - You get out what you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They want you to succeed. If you get hired then you get responsibility, every manager you have will encourage you to take on additional responsibilities, get involved with the social groups, and work on side projects - this is great if you want to learn and progress in the company, but you have to keep up! Start to fall behind and you get left behind. Luckily this didn't happen to me, but I watched many skilled people take on too much, get overwhelmed, and then end up being overlooked in favour of those who could take on the work. This is great for young professionals, but I imagine it must be difficult for anyone with a family life.

    Cons

    As stated above, there is a sink or swim mentality. You are expected to take on additional work, prioritise, and improve. If you can't keep up then you get left behind. This can be heaven or hell depending on who you are!

    Advice to Management

    Improve your training! The HR/L&D department seems to focus entirely on culture and wellbeing, but there is no formalised training schemes to upskill or onboard employees. This varies from role to role, but for marketing in particular, there is no training. You learn from trial and error, unearthing old (and often out of date) user guides, and if you're lucky - from a good mentor or manager.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing internship: great responsibilities and great team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Project Manager Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Project Manager Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - I have been given great responsibilities from day 1 and worked on global projects
    - I have learned a lot in terms of technical and managerial skills
    - I have been given the chance to develop my own project

    Cons

    Great responsibilities come with a little bit of pressure


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