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Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • We get to learn a lot of things on the job (in 420 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 335 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 1954 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 421 reviews)

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  1. "Warehouse Worker Interview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary especially when you do overtime

    Cons

    Tiring work
    Food there is a bit expensive and taste horrible


  2. "more than 2 years at Amazon"

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

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

    Pros

    new challenges all the time, the growth continues. Working with very smart and dedicated people. Always working from the customer's perspective. Lots of internal mobility.

    Cons

    high ambiguity, and pace may not suit some people. It's full on most of the time, would be good to have down or breather times.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Enterprise Account Manager - Amazon Web Services"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent package, fantastic co-workers, clear view of what is expected of you and on how you can succeed, fun place to work

    Cons

    The travel can be demanding at times but is to be expected in this role

    Advice to Management

    Some processes and tools need looking at, having to raise tickets for things like asking marketing for help is too time consuming!


  4. "Then and now"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime was available and well paid. None available now. Incompetence seems to be acceptable so we will employ more idiots who can’t wont do their job.

    Cons

    1.5% pay rise doesn’t even cover inflation. Poor management decisions the customer is no longer the most important thing to Amazon.

    Advice to Management

    Pay us what we are worth, try to keep blue badges instead of pushing us out.


  5. "Opportunity for ownership, growth and career advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UK Campus Recruitment Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - UK Campus Recruitment 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 own projects and learn quickly
    +Great place to start in your career
    +Strong culture of ownership and customer obsession

    Cons

    -Can be demanding and high workload will need to be managed

    Advice to Management

    Managers and leaders should look more towards employee individual strengths when assigning team structure and ownership etc.


  6. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, with some of the most intellectual people you will ever meet.
    Great Brand for your CV, if you get in the right team its an amazing and challenging experience.

    Cons

    Can be a very tough environment, Long hours, tough to impossible deadlines, ambiguous goals and moving goal posts are common place.

    Advice to Management

    Put more attention to the employees, to increase retention rate. A ton of knowledge is walking out the door every day because of poor people management.


  7. "Employee Satisfaction"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best company to work for and a steep learning curve.

    Cons

    Sometime it could be challenging to understand Amazon's way of working.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good but tough sometimes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits pay people made the job worthwhile it’s challenging but if you enjoy fast paced working it’s good lots of different roles too so personal development is good if that’s what you want

    Cons

    Breaks and time away was difficult due to demanding workloads work life balance needs looking at for the staff don’t always get a 121 meeting with your manager and there needs to be some fun element at work sometimes to make the days go by

    Advice to Management

    Look after the people make them feel appreciated


  9. "Always Day One"

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

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

    Pros

    Every day, I meet someone, read or hear something that impresses me. There is always more to do than you have time to do it, so you will struggle to get bored. The opportunities within Amazon are legion and a world of choice opens up to you. Amazon changes every game it plays and you get to be part of that.

    Cons

    Amazon is consuming and it's not for a 9-5'er. For me, it's the best fun and challenge I've had in my career. If you're not up to committing fully, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep changing, iterating, inspiring. Have fun and exercise your network - the world is interested in Amazon and we could share more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Valuable Experience and Many Opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    + Opportunities to move around
    + E-Commerce Experts
    + Smart colleagues to learn from
    + Valuable on CV
    + Leading edge marketing services

    Cons

    + Complex processes
    + Inconsistent Promotions
    + Extremely varying quality of management
    + Political


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