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Updated August 15, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2306 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 473 reviews)

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  1. "Office based - AMZL"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Blue Badge hourly employee's are entitle to 176 hours (22days) plus Bank Holidays (8 days). Pretty good.

    Cons

    Embargo's (but that's expected from these kind of companies, they have a bigger volume of work in Christmas)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your delegates know were company policies are, make sure they read them and understand them.


  2. "Amazing place to be - highly recommended"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of working at AWS is being surrounded by extremely knowledgeable and skilled colleagues. Each person brings something different and it's a great feeling to know I can learn something from everyone around me.

    The work itself is exciting and interesting, helping customers define the best architecture for their requirements and adopting best practices.
    It's very gratifying to see the benefits that customers get from our interactions and the excitement around AWS in general.

    Lastly I love the strong company culture and how committed everyone is. Although the company is quickly growing I found everyone to be accountable for their actions, open with their areas of improvements and happy to receive feedback.

    Cons

    Given the high calibre of both colleagues and customers it can be humbling from time to time.
    It's very important to be disciplined to continuously learn in order to avoid being left behind given the fast pace that AWS is going at.

    These are not really 'cons' in my view, it's always important to look ahead and grow, this is essential to do well at AWS.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great work you're doing by keeping our culture as we grow and keep raising the bar.

  3. "customer assistant"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    their a sense of cooperation was quite impressive.

    Cons

    but the salary was a little lower than I thought.


  4. "Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainer in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    we are working as a team. I have so much experience in amazon because i learn so many new things everyday.I am flexible.

    Cons

    Sometime i feel so much pressure because i try to finish everything on time and also i i feel stress as well.

    Advice to Management

    I think if we have much more support and proper communication then we can solve much more problems on less time, Then we can achieve more success.


  5. "Interaction Designer for AMG"

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn. Great clients. Fast paced. Cutting edge tech.

    Cons

    Very corporate. Slow career progression.


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    "Looking for Job"

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    Current Employee - Packing Picking in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Packing Picking in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    About 5 months like packing in Boohoo

    Cons

    dont have cons i can work


  7. "mixed bag?"

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    Current Employee - SDE1 in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very decent salary
    Pretty flexible working hours

    Cons

    Super strictly defined promotion criteria stifling promotion flow (tick the boxes)
    Crunch (just this one time, again)
    Micromanaging program team

    Advice to Management

    Consider occasionally listening to SDEs without waving away their concerns.

  8. "Good Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Tilbrook, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Tilbrook, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits to working at Amazon even just as an associate. Usually there's overtime available with 40-50 hours being paid at time-and-a-half and 50-60 hours being paid at double pay. Paid weekly. Daily prizes for top performers. Lots of opportunities to move around and be trained in different roles. £8.20 an hour (night shift is an extra ~£1.96 an hour if I remember correctly. Plenty of parking.

    Cons

    Long hours. Day shift starts at 07:30 and finishes at 18:00. Not sure about night shift. The upside is you only work 4 days a week. Very difficult to change your shift.

    Advice to Management

    Don't really have any complaints. I would like to see more opportunities for promotion however I understand that there are a lot of associates and only so many other positions.


  9. "Amazing company, weird culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Innovation and cool stuff to work on.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive culture and bullying


  10. "good work culture and environment. Pay and benefits are medicore."

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    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Positive work culture and environment
    -Career progression support
    -Working flexibility (dependent on team working in)

    Cons

    -Poor benefits package
    -Pay is average/low for Edinburgh


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