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Updated June 27, 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. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Picker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, safe environment, lots of opportunities, respectful management, benefits.
    I'm really happy to work here.

    Cons

    I don't really found one yet.


  2. "ISS Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ISS Representative in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - ISS Representative in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Potential
    Meet Friends

    Cons

    Working Hours
    Less Break Time
    Bad Food

    Advice to Management

    More Communicate With AA
    Give Them More Opportunity

  3. "too much pressure"

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    Former Employee - Picker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Picker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    over time and extra work at christmas and summer season

    Cons

    too much pressure on staff
    physically very challenging job

    Advice to Management

    keep realistic targets and 10 hours shift is too much for this kind of job


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros, glassdoor made me have to write something even though I seriously can’t think of anything. I guess the people on your level (tier 1) are all down to earth hardworking people.

    Cons

    Poorly organised no one knows what is going on from management to lead. Absences are recorded externally so no one knows where one another is. Terrible attempts to make people work harder than the already impossible 100%. No incentive to work harder apart from the fact they will threaten your position at the warehouse. Employment of management externally, one manager has no idea what he’s doing or how to act in a working environment. Only employed through his degree and has never worked part time or full time.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t employ externally.


  5. "Can be difficult"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    4-day working week.
    Good overtime pay.
    10% discount

    Cons

    Can be very long hours.
    Target driven with unrealistic targets
    So many rules
    Management can be very rude with little to no people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a bit.


  6. "Not a bad company to work for at all"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career Choice Programme 😀😀😀.
    Restricted Stock Units.
    Fixed shift pattern so work-life balance ok.
    Plenty of scope for progression & to better yourself.

    Cons

    Breaks are rushed.
    Very target based.
    It will work you to the bone, so be prepared for that.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can personally think of, Amazon is very much like marmite u either like it or u don’t.

    They are a good company to be at but u have to see the potential for yourself.


  7. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities
    Good pay

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Lack of enough communication between shifts

    Advice to Management

    Put more pressure for small conflicts and listen create culture of ideas

  8. "Unethical methods zero care for employees"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - As a graduate you get a healthy pay check..thats it

    Cons

    -Long hours, which will never be recognized
    -Most likely 3-4 managers in your first 6 months, normally the amazon pathways managers, who are there for the money not because they care about the empolyees.
    -If they dont like you or you not part of the 'team banter' they will probably just find a way to get red of you.
    -your expected to know every single thing.
    -In reality area managers are just warehouse managers/HR/box packers/cleaners yes you have to do everything

    Advice to Management

    sharpen up as an organisation


  9. "I don't recommend unless you're desperate for a job!"

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    Current Employee - Outbound Shipdock in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Outbound Shipdock in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi hours allows you to go home whenever you feel like during a shift regardless of head count.

    Night shift pay is decent for a warehouse.

    Good benefits if you're lucky enough to get in on them. (takes a lot of mithering and paperwork)

    Good job for a brown noser and people who have no ambitions.

    Cons

    10+ hours per shift as dinner is unpaid so really you're there for 10 and a half hours.

    Breaks are short as they don't include walking time and the FC's are huge so by the time you reach the canteen or your locker you have 5 minutes to yourself before you have to head back to your area.

    Management are usually rude or have no regard for their employee's (can take weeks for any sort of problems to be dealt with even if you pester your manager)

    If you stop working for 2 mins for any reason even a health issue a team lead (who basically do nothing all shift) will be on your case and making sure you don't stop.

    Tier 1's treated with little respect and basically made to do slave labour.

    Rates are hard to hit and will get you sacked if you can't maintain the unreasonable standards that they set.

    Lot's of favouritism and cliques between staff members and leads.

    HR have no clue what they are doing and will most likely mess up your pay on more than 1 occasion.

    No work/life balance what so ever, they will work you to the bone. So you will most likely spend your days off recovering to do it all over again the week after.

    Most job roles require 0 brain power and are incredibly boring so after 10 hours there is no sense of achievement just relief that the shift is over.

    Quite possible the worst place i've worked.

    Sustained a 3 month injury to my shoulder due to being overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Tier 1's treated incredibly poorly, seems to me only tier 3 and higher enjoy working here due to the fact they think they have the authority to talk down to people whilst getting paid more than everyone else.

    More people need to be trained on different job roles and rotated throughout the shift so you don't spend 10+ hours in the same spot doing the same thing on repeat like a robot.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, stand in the same spot and repeat basic actions (like a robot)

    Cons

    Management (including team leaders) are power hungry tyrants, HR are no where to be seen, workers are told what to do every minute of the day, over crowded warehouse, cheap food for high price at the canteen, employ pretty much anyone (I worked alongside ex-convicts) so security is ridiculously strict, cold in the warehouse, every male colleague and manager i knew was sexist, plenty of racism and homophobia. Break times are so short and hours are long, not allowed to sit down or lean. Not allowed to talk to other colleagues in the warehouse, ridiculous targets to meet, minimum holidays and holiday refusals with no explanation. Hated it.

    Advice to Management

    treat employees like people instead of cattle


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