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Updated 16 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "1 Day Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Very High pay for job

    Cons

    No Chairs were given to employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun atmosphere, but it is a bit of a cult."

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, challenging, fast pace

    Cons

    Long hours, it’s never quite good enough

  3. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon has some extremely high standards, so for engineers it is a brilliant place to learn how to do things right.
    Teams are given the time to build things well, and design them properly.
    Mostly good work life balance.
    Good friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are lower than the rival companies.
    Managers pass down tasks to their team and dish them out.
    Very variable manager quality. The most important thing for career progression in Amazon is having a good manager, and these can sometimes be hard to find.
    Not much transparency in the company.
    On-call can be a constraint sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency about what's going on in the company. Make compensation more open and trustworthy that you won't be left behind.


  4. "Can't complain for the pay"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Enfield, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Enfield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very little work to do after 1 pm
    Finish at 3 pm
    Fairly easy work, you aren't overworked on the day shift
    Nice supervisors/management

    Cons

    On your feet 8 hours a day
    30-minute break given after 6 hours of work
    Heavy lifting sometimes required
    Many workers speak little or no English
    Night/twilight shift is a nightmare
    Very little chance for progression within the company


  5. "Amazon"

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    Current Employee - Yard Marshal in Basildon, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Yard Marshal in Basildon, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of fun things to take part in.

    Cons

    No cons working for amazon.

    Advice to Management

    More positions available permanently rather than temporary agency roles.


  6. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Tech Analyst in Islington, England
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst in Islington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pays well and staff are looked after

    Cons

    there is a lack of promotional opportunity


  7. "Best Employer I had in my career"

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and place to work. Genuinely still a true startup thinking and best customer obsession I've ever seen. Couldn't wish for any place else.

    Cons

    That I haven't started earlier to work in this Amazing company.

  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Everything was good and organised

    Cons

    Nothing , just time balance in life

    Advice to Management

    Outstanding team


  9. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chnace to learn new skills

    Cons

    less salary. people are annoying


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Development opportunities are everywhere, just need to grab them

    Cons

    lack of stability due to constant changes makes it a demanding environment hardly suitable for most people