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Updated September 11, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2397 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 500 reviews)

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  1. "Amazon Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Active, share rewards, licence to innovate so long as result supported

    Cons

    Competitive culture is essential but unfortunately creates too many lower level managers that use aggression as opposed to more sophisticated and productive leadership techniques

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Area Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    - Clear progression path
    - Very intelligent co-workers
    - Good compensation
    - Decent benefits although pension could be better
    - Organised culture
    - Interesting and varied work
    - Not a desk job
    - Pushed to be your best
    - Many other job roles and careers open to you once you start at Amazon
    - Opportunity for travel and to launch new sites

    Cons

    - Very competitive nature, be prepared to be called out to multiple people for your mistakes
    - Salaries don't increase by enough between levels when you look at the additional stress and responsibility taken on
    - No holidays allowed from Nov-Dec
    - Long days

    Advice to Management

    Give managers back time worked in lieu, sometimes we work 13 hour days and always at least 12 hours every day. Accounting to about 40 extra days worked per year!

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "ISS Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  5. "too much pressure"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. "Can be difficult"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "warehouse operative"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Stockport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Stockport, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    full training provided, located in stockport

    Cons

    I didn't like working shift patterns


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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