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Updated May 22, 2018
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  • Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse (in 2255 reviews)

  • No work life - personal life balance (in 466 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome freedom and ownership. Have been in three roles and never felt like a hierarchy particular exists.
    Work with a hugely diverse group of people with wildly varied experience.

    Cons

    Progression in some areas seems fairly non-existent.


  2. "Happy here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Professional in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Professional in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly intelligent, motivated colleagues, challenging work, growing and successful organisation

    Cons

    High workload, colleagues elsewhere don't understand timezones....

  3. "amazon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    it was temporary or finished and amazon said to the job is fished

    Cons

    warehouse operative picking packing laping

    Advice to Management

    I would like to work again


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Insightful yet gruelling experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn about processes, scaling offering and learning to do more with less resources. After a while the learning curve stops.

    Cons

    Tough culture, getting promoted is next to impossible. The New York Times article is not too far off in its description of the culture.

    Advice to Management

    At some point too much competition between employees and teams becomes counter productive.


  5. "Warehouse Operative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Mandatory 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Exploitation when it comes to break times.

    Advice to Management

    -


  6. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, career prospects, fast paced environment, fun environment, great people, strong growth and generally a fantastic place to work and enjoy.

    Cons

    Nothing of real note of mention. However this is not the place to work for someone who does not want to challenge their boundaries.

    Advice to Management

    The biggest lesson learned it to ensure that the amazon leadership principles are embraced in every action undertaken with day to day amazonaian life


  7. "Amazon engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Best company ever in the UK

    Cons

    Bad hrs awkward shift pattern

    Advice to Management

    Live a little

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Category Leader"

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    Former Employee - Category Leader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Category Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a ton. Would recommend Amazon to everyone, for a 2-year stint. None of my many experiences taught me as much. Pay was competitive.

    Cons

    Very toxic culture in my opinion. Workload in many departments is unsustainable, and people on the business side are increasignly treated like commodities.
    It's become increasingly difficult over the years to be promoted, which could be fine if clearly outlined from the start. But many around me felt that they were chasing a rainbow. Recently, the company has been squeezing headcount in non tech functions as well. Go there for the learnings, but see a long-term career as an unlikely possibility (unless you're happy moving laterally - which can be fun). Definitely not for everyone (many burn out, or just cannot stand the toxic mgmt culture).

    Advice to Management

    "Humans empower machines..." ==> while this works for the bottom line and makes absolute sense from a business (and even CX) standpoint, it leads to a dehumanizing work environment.


  9. "3stars"

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    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay after longer service + shares

    Cons

    Job is too physically demanding and constantly increasing targets which are harder and harder to reach

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  10. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to engage with customers across an incredibly diverse range of industries, which is very exciting. And backed by an amazingly talented group of people within Amazon. Customers are usually thrilled to work with us as well as the technology really helps them to solve their challenges.

    Cons

    The internal organization is constantly evolving and being flexible to change is necessary.


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