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Updated January 23, 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. "Fast-paced, open-ended workplace where you make what you want of it"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, pace, opportunities to innovate, below-average red tape, compensation

    Cons

    Demands a singnificant amount of focus and bandwith, so it may affect work-life balance if not maaged well. Challenging to transition outside of operations, modest growth opportunities pre-Brexit (UK-specific)

    Advice to Management

    Balance Bias for Action and Earn Trust by doing just one thing a bit more: Listen


  2. "Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Packing in Bedford, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Packing in Bedford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good rate of pay free coffee and tea good food

    Cons

    never knowing when your contracts going to end

    Advice to Management

    I found the managers to be amazing keep up the good work

  3. "Great for go-getters"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to think big, own projects, learn a lot (and rapidly) and work on some innovative and exciting projects. Also encourage personal development and to try new things/roles to gain experience.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of pressure and takes a while to get to grips with all the jargon, tools and processes. Hard work and with a lot of plates to spin! Fast past with a lot of change.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are generally quite self-sufficient but will need help ramping up and support dealing with pressure. Development advice, finding relevant projects and helping employees build a network is key.


  4. "My job at Amazon"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treating the employees well and taking care of them

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your employees


  5. "Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunities for those who want them

    Cons

    Very procedural - this is only a con if it doesn't suit you

    Advice to Management

    Amazon is a great company for those it suits, and although it didn't suit me as I like more flexibility in how I work, if asked I would always rate Amazon as good


  6. "Operations Manager"

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stower in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Stower in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard and have fun with lots of benefits and great pay

    Cons

    Long hours and not enough brakes and you put in all your time energy and hard work and they pay you off after there busy periods not financially a stable job

    Advice to Management

    Give people a short term contract so that they have some sort of security in employment

  8. "Work atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Coalville, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Coalville, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice pay nice working atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours ten hours shift

    Advice to Management

    Na


  9. "Christmas Temp Work - Hard But Rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Christmas Temporary Staff in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Christmas Temporary Staff in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay.

    Provides good exercise and opportunity to work individually and as a team.

    Friendly, mixed staff members, great for making connections.

    Cons

    No time for 15 min breaks due to tight airport security, long walk to canteen, queues for food and locker room access.

    Very high 3* warning system that is extremely easy to fail, even for the best, most hardworking employees. Full time permanent or not, there's no company loyalty. 1 star warning for (literally) being a single second over your clock in when you come back from break, which you will get for having to queue to access the clock in machine.

    No mobile phone signal. Whatsoever.


  10. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Associate in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Associate in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Serious on payment. Good stuff, friendly msnagers

    Cons

    They hire alot on peak, no warranty they will keep you. Might be sent off when there is less work volume.


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