Picker (Former Employee) – Swansea – 12 April 2018
Although it asked for VTO (Voluntary to Off), you don't have to go. The worst bit is the warehouse is too big, you hardly to meet someone else. You got no one to say hello or talk. Also no music or radio at background, you will feel like working in a dead prison. Amazon is not interesting place, but if you like to earn steady income. It is good and reliable place.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Rugeley – 10 April 2018
My very first day with amazon was pretty good, the induction that was offered was presented quite well. This gave a good insight to the job role and what it would take to achieve the rates that Amazon are looking for with there employees.
A regular day with amazon was to clock in on time, usually 5 minutes earlier and head straight to the station that sadly not assigned to employees and I had to find my own work station, and sometimes the management would keep switching us around and of course this affected the rate of targets that are set, so it looks bad on the computing system that I was not doing very well compared to others.
What I learned was having a good workflow is crucial, along with organizational skills. I was going to be taken a stage up to yard marshall, yet due to certain circumstances I had to leave,
Workplace culture was alright.
What I enjoyed was there was a good salary and there was a clean working environment.
Fulfillment Associate (Current Employee) – Tilbury – 10 April 2018
lots off people made redundant and then more people hired for agencies to go permanent options but then also made redundant because of performances , performance targets go up every month been four times since started. long hour shifts 10 hours with lunch brake only 45min as have to walk in lunch break to get to canteen so takes off lunch break.
Not as bad as everyone would think. It's worth it if you want money. Yes they shifts can be long and boring but it's a job. Management can be very supportive and it's a great place to not just earn money but make friends.
a typical day would be getting a free hot drink in the canteen and relax for 5 mins. then i would go to work packing for about 4 hours have a 30 min break and the cycle repeats once more. the hardest part of the job was standing for long periods of time but i got used to it after a while. the most enjoyable part was the people i met there were enjoyable to talk to.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Dunfermilne – 5 April 2018
This job was face paced and hard work. good for the right person but company comes first and felt like nothing I did was recognized, A lot of opportunities if you are willing to put in the work got me far and expanded my C.V a lot but in the end no employee loyalty. Felt like a number on a spread sheet 90% of the time the fast paced customer obsessed style and opportunities to progress makes management 1 dimensional and single minded on results.
Van driver (Current Employee) – London – 3 April 2018
If you want to work between 10-12 hours and you are ok with that, is a good job. It's an easy job if you like to drive and if you are organised. It's a not a good job for people who think deliveries are easy to do!
It's not the hardest job in the world but is not the easiest either.
customer returns (Former Employee) – dumfermline – 3 April 2018
checking all customer returns, it gave me computer skills management were friendly and helpfull hardes part was trying to remember all the seals enjoyable was getting things right was a fun place to work as they had prize days count down to christmas
Delivery driver (Former Employee) – Dartford – 22 March 2018
A typical day at work starts with loading your van with a lot of parcels waiting in a big traffic in the Dartford depo.Around Christmas it was a mess there was a days with 140-160 stops and more than 230 parcels that was the hardest 3 weeks in amazon.If i have to be honest there were some enjoyable days with low number of parcels and a lot of friendly concierges but not everything can be good so when it comes time for salary every single time something went wrong and i've got half money than my manager said i'll get.So i've got lied a lot of times and i just left them because of this.My boss was Bulgarian and he lied a lot of people from our company with a lot of money.
Associate at fufilment centre (Former Employee) – Coalville, Leicestershire – 20 March 2018
Some management make it an amazing place to work but they always leave on all levels staff turn over is high, Your contract at the warehouses is for 40 hours over 4 days but it is your contract with 24 hours notice you can be put on 11 hour shifts over 5 days a week upping you to a mandatory 55 hour week, you can NOT opt out of this,
If you have to work the 11.5 hour shift you still only get 30min unpaid break and 1x 20min paid break
Free tea and coffee but Not during work only on break
11.5 hour shift you still only get 30min unpaid break and 1x 20min paid break