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Amazon London Reviews

Updated July 16, 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. "AWSome place :)"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing company, structured and organized, yet agile. Lots of resources, help and support.

    Cons

    None at the moment, very happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it is an amazing place!


  2. "A world leader employer with peculiarities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The culture is authentic, truly inspiring
    - Leadership principles at the core of everything we do
    - Flat structure, you can talk to anyone
    - Opportunities for progression, genuine employee mobility
    - Ownership of the company, shares as part of comp plan
    - Very bright individuals playing for the team
    - Investment in people and functions is unparalleled
    - Failure is seen as part of growing, learning opportunity
    - Bias for action; for those who don't like sitting around, this is a massive plus
    - Training is constant and of high caliber. No one does Cloud like AWS.
    - Long term focus; for someone who has lived life on a quarter-by-quarter basis, this is refreshing and opens up an opportunity to create something bigger
    - You feel like you are part of and making history

    Cons

    - Frugality as a LP means you don't get perks that customers don't want to pay for, so forget about business class, expensive hotels and so on.
    - The pace is fast; not everyone can keep up.

    Advice to Management

    You are achieving an extraordinary pace of growth for the size of company you are running. Keep inventing, ripping up the textbooks and looking after the people that bring innovation to customers. Also deal with any un-Amazonian behaviour early on; there are only a handful that don't live our values, that are showing a Day 2 mentality and they don't belong here anymore.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Such a disappointment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly environment
    - Nice Offices
    - Very nice and helpful colleagues
    - Funny work activties around Christmas time

    Cons

    - Incredibly low salary (which is a shame for a leading worldwide company that makes billions and billions every year, and that often hires highly-skilled employee who would deserve so much better)
    - Boring and overly repetitive job
    - Management is poor, patchy, disorganised. Managers are often moved from one team to the other, and therefore hardly know how the various teams work. Often you ask your direct managers for advice on how to do A or how to get to B, and they have no clue of what you're talking about, which is well frustrating and potentially directly affects your performance (upon which the confirmation of the probation period is strongly dependent).
    - Frustrating gaps in the operating procedures, which change constantly without no one bothering to tell you and forcing you to make dangerous decisions while carrying out tasks that are not covered at all by the Amazon guidelines, and that may severely affect Amazon customers and your job at once.
    - Pretty poor employee bonus in terms of discount on Amazon marketplace (which is a shame for a leading worldwide company that makes billions and billions every year)
    - General huge disappointment for a leading and (outwardly) exciting company, which is left instead to the sloveliness and negligence of the poorest management

    Advice to Management

    It is of paramount importance to focus less on big words and motivatonal fluff, and more on caring more about your employess in terms of salary and gaps in the operating procedures, which make their work largely frustrating, and also on a far more solide training of your managers and team leaders, who often have no clue of what their teams' work is about.


  4. "About amazon"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sortation Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Sortation Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to have amazing colleagues . This is the only good reason for working there .

    Cons

    Too much pressure on people and forces things to the maximum possible


  5. "Amazon Operations in DC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers a good package and big opportunities for a career. It is better for a senior perspective rather than an starting position.

    Cons

    Too much pressure on the managers in order to deliver results. Work enviroment no really good.


  6. "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Driver in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Driver in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salary. Everything is well organized and already prepared. All you need to do is following the process steps

    Cons

    Greedy contractors trying to get rich quick hiding the real amount of money and bonuses they getting paid by Amazon for your service:)

    Advice to Management

    L


  7. "Goods receiver"

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

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

    Pros

    A continuous challenge to reach the daily objective.

    Cons

    Working on your feet for many hours

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for internal associates

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good fun environment that encourages people to speak up and voice their views. I have been working for Amazon for over a year and really love it. This company really puts the customer first. Some of the places that I worked before only really believed that they put the customer first.

    Cons

    As the company is based all over the world, some meetings can be at unsociable hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  9. "A great place to gain experience, take ownership and drive your career forward"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with cutting edge processes and technology. Gain industry experience knowledge quicker than any other company. Be rewarded with excellent salary, shares and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get into, when Amazon recruit you need to go for it. Work life balance needs to be managed carefully. You need to manage your time management well.


  10. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Career Progression; Remuneration; Work mobility; Work-life balance

    Cons

    A lot of info and fast product development can make it difficult to keep pace


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