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Amazon Dunfermline Reviews

Updated 4 July, 2018
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Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)

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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2287 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

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  1. "good not bad could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Processor in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Contractor - Processor in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible times of work
    easy job

    Cons

    lack of permament contracts
    they dont care about you
    lying that they need you here

    Advice to Management

    more trainings


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Heartless company"

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    Former Employee - FC Associate in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cantine food was decent.

    Coworkers were generally easy to get on with.

    Cons

    Hires a lot of graduates as managers, even those with degrees not in management and then "trains" these graduates on the job they'll be managing for one day leaving them with a skewed view of the job.

    Pick target is very strict being as low as 0.12% below target is enough to get given negative performance feedback. When asked for actual numbers on what I was expected to hit during my time I was told that an actual number was impossible to give due to the nature of the process paths.

    Management don't care for personal issues that could impact work.

    Managers don't see staff as human beings, just as numbers.

    Benefits aren't all that good with shares for Tier 1's being capped at $1500 meaning that Tier 1 staff only get 1 share per year which then automatically gets sold after two years to cover the ~50% tax that gets cut off and the rest of the benefits being things offered by most large companies.

    Management play favourites.

    Probably a lot more than I can remember.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the job you're managing fully.

    Upper management and HR stop hiring graduates straight from uni as managers on a fast track program.

    Try hiring staff that actually know the job that's being managed already.

    Try having some empathy. You're workers are human, they have limitations.

    Instead of always going for the warnings and dismissal route when people are having target issues, try actually helping them. Instead of pulling them into a disciplinary hearing and telling them they aren't good enough, then giving them a formal warning try finding a role for them that they can actually perform in.

    Don't treat your staff like they don't know anything. Just because you read a manual on a process doesn't mean that the process works as it's said to. The staff have first hand experience with that process, and they know how it actually works, they know it's quirks and they know when something is wrong. a computer screen doesn't know everything.

  3. "Hard work, Great people."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get the chance to work with great people, from all over the world. Get a lot of chances to see other job roles in different departments. Lot's of opportunities for improvement. I have serious mental health issues, and the company has been so supportive, not many companies are. I am encouraged to be myself.

    Cons

    Every task can be repetitive. The shifts are long, and can be very hard if not used to physical work, can easily walk at least 7 miles a day.

    Advice to Management

    Treat every associate the same.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Favoritism"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Photographer in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can get into good positions if you have a family members that have a good position or if you sleep with someone with a good position

    Cons

    Being standing for 10 hours is not healthy, it has very negative repercussion on your health


  5. "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


  6. "They don't care about workers"

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    Former Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee in vending machine, can watch TV during break

    Cons

    We workers are treated as slaves. If you become sick in work place and have to leave due to sickness, you will not get paid for rest of the hours of the shift. Have to work seriously like insane. No career prospect.

    Advice to Management

    The management team should treat the workers as human beings. They should make policy that workers can get payment for remaining hours of the shift when they become sick in work place.


  7. "Warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits like holidays etc, Salary on time.

    Cons

    Favoritism, no chances for development, new employees receive equal or 10 pence less per hour to a people who work 5 or more years.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the favoritism, don't hire people who do not have idea what they do on management positions.

  8. "Pmp Recruitment"

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    Former Employee - Operative in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Operative in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really well paid and good feedback during December , nice to work as a team.

    Cons

    You end up neglecting yourself made a lot of sacrifices for Amazon.

    Advice to Management

    Management already took my advice .


  9. "Amazon"

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    Former Contractor - Packer in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Packer in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chance for Voluntary overtime, Descent lunches and prices, descent staff, chance to get made permanent.

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets, lack of buses for the 7 am start on a Saturdays and Sundays for those have to travel to and from halbeath park and ride.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce All Target


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Warehouse Associate - Dumfermline - Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least 40hours a week; sometimes more like 60+

    Cons

    typical american sweatshop. work employees to the bone. 14+hour shifts; overnight; struggling to stay awake. unrealistic targets - pick 30-40+ items an hour when they are located all over the warehouse. awful recruitment "hire and fire" revolving door and using corrupt 3rd party agencies (PNP recruitment/Transline) to do their dirty work. Dont work here. This company deserves to go bust.

    Advice to Management

    stop treating employees like slaves.


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