Warehouse operative at Amazon

People in this role may also be known as warehouse operatives or fulfilment associate.

453 workers in this role at Amazon have taken the survey.

How much does Amazon pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at Amazon
£9.22–12.00
Typical range
£8.65–12.18

Warehouse operative employees at Amazon are typically paid £9.22–12.00 an hour, based on data from 453 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at Amazon?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Amazon head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    63% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 364 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    76% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 390 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Pay, secure shift pattern, always paid on time, management respects you and is friendly, down to earth, you can easily see your holiday accruals, the deadline for taking them out and how much you will be paid per holiday

    Worst thing

    Physically exhausting, can be boring and repetitive at times, not sure about career progression opportunities

    8.7

    Employee, August 2021

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What are the hours like for warehouse operative employees at Amazon?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at Amazon?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 31% report getting one week notice or less
    • 6% report getting two weeks notice
    • 2% report getting three weeks notice
    • 11% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 50% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 445 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to take sick leave at Amazon?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    70% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 347 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    52% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 392 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to book a holiday at Amazon?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    79% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 355 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Amazon managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    82% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 419 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 423 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 407 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    79% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 438 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Variety of options of work. Could be doing something different everyday at work. The pay is good. Average hours. Overtime is payed generously with time and a half and double time. Suitable shifts

    Worst thing

    The HR team isnt the greatest I ask them to include me in something and wasnt put on the list

    9.5

    Employee, August 2021

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What is career progression like for warehouse operatives at Amazon?

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  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Amazon?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 366 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Good
  • Enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Amazon?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    71% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 421 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from warehouse operatives at Amazon

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  • Worst thing

    All of it but break

    6.3

    Employee, September 2021

  • Worst thing

    we always work on pressure

    9.4

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Fix hours

    Worst thing

    Standing all day

    6.1

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Variety of options of work. Could be doing something different everyday at work. The pay is good. Average hours. Overtime is payed generously with time and a half and double time. Suitable shifts

    Worst thing

    The HR team isnt the greatest I ask them to include me in something and wasnt put on the list

    9.5

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    The payment

    Worst thing

    The job itself

    7.4

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Tough but it pays the bills

    Worst thing

    Not much rest between shifts

    8.3

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Do the same thing everyday

    5.8

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Making new friends and the hours

    5.5

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Some flexibility and benefits

    Worst thing

    No life/work balance
    Long hours
    Manager/TL limit testing you disregarding your physical abilities

    6.5

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay, secure shift pattern, always paid on time, management respects you and is friendly, down to earth, you can easily see your holiday accruals, the deadline for taking them out and how much you will be paid per holiday

    Worst thing

    Physically exhausting, can be boring and repetitive at times, not sure about career progression opportunities

    8.7

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Work-Life Balance. “I love that I have a great degree of control and freedom within my job.

    Worst thing

    Having to take the blame for other people's mistakes. .

    8.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay is competitive. If you can get a good role such a process guide or problem solver it can be good.

    Worst thing

    Poor, inexperienced management. When it is busy it can get really busy and you are expected to meet sometimes unachievable targets with little to no support.
    If you are on a direct process path it can get really demoralising packing over 1000 boxes a day unable to make much communication whilst working.

    6.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    Treat human like robots

    7.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Social distancing and mask wearing safety

    3.7

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Fantastic team and good pay

    Worst thing

    Hard work and long hours

    8.1

    Employee, July 2021

  • Worst thing

    Lack of training opportunities, lack of career progression, repetitive work, unrealistic targets.

    5.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    You will grow up day by day. That is why I continue to stay in Amazon.

    Worst thing

    Sometimes you feel really tired after work, we must keep our body well, eat well. Feeling unhappy when the manager keep on telling you that you can’t hit the rate.

    6.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    You know what you do and manager doesn’t give you any stress

    Worst thing

    Some workers don’t work like you but still get same money

    7.6

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The payment

    Worst thing

    The people inside the warehouse

    7.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Paid and collegues

    Worst thing

    Same very shift

    8.9

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    4 day working week

    Worst thing

    When I do the same task all day.

    9.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay /hours/benefits

    Worst thing

    Don’t care if you work hard or not

    7.4

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with. Associates are from all over the world and I say hello to someone new everyday.

    Worst thing

    There aren't any.

    9.4

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    They leave you to get on with your job

    Worst thing

    They can finish you any time

    5.5

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Take time off whenever you want to.
    Get certain pay

    Worst thing

    Late night hours
    Sometimes big volume of parcels
    2 meter rules
    Manager can be annoying

    7.0

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The environment and people are homely and welcoming.

    Worst thing

    Leaving break 5/10 minutes earlier.
    Travel issues

    6.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    4 to 5 nights on 3 off

    Worst thing

    Work Conditions
    Breaks
    Constant expected work rates
    Management
    To name but a few

    2.5

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Weekly pay
    Set shifts

    VTO/VET

    Worst thing

    Commuting
    Shift times
    Some set conditions

    8.5

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    I can spend my time on building sone knowledge and work

    8.0

    Employee, June 2021

  • Worst thing

    Hours, pressure, poor pay, bad management, ran for profit

    2.4

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Management judge me on performance.

    Worst thing

    Bullying

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    It is easy to understand and anyone who can read and write can do it

    Worst thing

    It is part time work

    8.4

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    No stress

    Worst thing

    When there's nothing to do and they sent you home earlier

    7.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    35 min break
    only work 4 days instead of 5

    Worst thing

    Boring and repetative

    8.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    The company is extremely wasteful, unsustainable and overrun with silly policies and rules.

    7.9

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    the pay to help surport my family as im the only one working we dont get any other help

    Worst thing

    mangers never seem to understand the problems i have

    4.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Ongoing training always available and upskills

    Worst thing

    Quiet periods

    10.0

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Managers are very helpful and friendly nature with employees. I like to work with team members.

    7.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Very relaxing

    Worst thing

    Lifting heavy things

    9.3

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Work friendly with team and help each other.

    Worst thing

    I worked 9 months but I never had holiday. That's worst.

    7.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    3 days off a week and relatively good pay

    Worst thing

    horrible team leads, amazon will make you leave at a drop of a hat. Its like being in a really bad school and none of the pupils are cared about beyond their own department

    5.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    I like my work because there is soo many thing to do n there is lots of nice thing to I do I like work in warehouse

    Worst thing

    The worst thing they are contract soo my contract is 9 month but there is busy time they took people n then it’s quite time they removed.

    8.3

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Every things is good for me because I know what Iam doing.

    8.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    I can earn money for myself.

    8.0

    Picker, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Boring, underpaid with no prospects

    Worst thing

    Being treated badly

    4.2

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Doing the job

    4.9

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    I enjoy the fast pace and hard work

    Worst thing

    Not being listened to

    5.2

    Packer, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Easy to do, never have to take work home with you

    Worst thing

    Boring, can be physically demanding

    7.8

    Sortation associate, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Different stations everyday

    Worst thing

    Lot of walking/standing

    9.0

    Fulfilment associate, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Opportunity for overtime , work colleagues are nice

    Worst thing

    Working weekends and bank holidays

    4.0

    Order picker, March 2021

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