Warehouse operative at Amazon

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

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How much does Amazon pay warehouse operative employees?

Warehouse operative at Amazon
£9.19–11.76
Typical range
£8.53–12.17

Warehouse operative employees at Amazon are typically paid £9.19–11.76 an hour, based on data from 330 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at Amazon?

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Not great
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    41% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 264 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

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 279 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

    Management judge me on performance.

    Worst thing

    Bullying

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

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

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Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 35% report getting one week notice or less
    • 6% report getting two weeks notice
    • 1% report getting three weeks notice
    • 14% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 44% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 324 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 we know this

    68% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 247 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    51% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 289 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 we know this

    77% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 247 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

    How we know this

    20% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 303 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

    How we know this

    84% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 305 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

    How we know this

    18% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 296 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

    How we know this

    23% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 320 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

    Good pay flexible hours lots holidays

    Worst thing

    Can be boring

    8.6

    Employee, March 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older

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What is career progression like for warehouse operative employees at Amazon?

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  • No career progression

    How we know this

    In the last year, 43% of people report 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 264 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

    How we know this

    70% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 307 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 operative employees at Amazon

  • Worst thing

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

    2.4

    Employee, May 2021

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Management judge me on performance.

    Worst thing

    Bullying

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • 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

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    No stress

    Worst thing

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

    7.8

    Employee, May 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    35 min break
    only work 4 days instead of 5

    Worst thing

    Boring and repetative

    8.4

    Employee, April 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

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

    7.9

    Employee, April 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • 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

    • £11.71 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    Ongoing training always available and upskills

    Worst thing

    Quiet periods

    10.0

    Employee, April 2021

    • £11.41 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

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

    7.4

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.80 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Very relaxing

    Worst thing

    Lifting heavy things

    9.3

    Employee, April 2021

    • £9.12 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • 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

    • Manages people
    • £10.70 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • 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

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • 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

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

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

    8.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £11.75 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    I can earn money for myself.

    8.0

    Picker, April 2021

    • Manages people
    • £8.72 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    Boring, underpaid with no prospects

    Worst thing

    Being treated badly

    4.2

    Employee, April 2021

    • Manages people
    • £10.00 per hour
  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Doing the job

    4.9

    Employee, April 2021

    • £12.76 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    I enjoy the fast pace and hard work

    Worst thing

    Not being listened to

    5.2

    Packer, March 2021

    • £9.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • 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

    • £10.80 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    Different stations everyday

    Worst thing

    Lot of walking/standing

    9.0

    Fulfilment associate, March 2021

    • £11.45 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    Opportunity for overtime , work colleagues are nice

    Worst thing

    Working weekends and bank holidays

    4.0

    Order picker, March 2021

    • £8.95 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    4 day working week
    Reasonable pay
    Access to numerous benefits

    Worst thing

    Monotonous
    Tiring
    Boring
    Repetetive
    Performance based

    7.9

    Fulfilment associate, March 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Always consistently the same days/nights, good pay and benefits,

    4.7

    Warehouse operative, February 2021

    • £11.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    None really I suppose work mates

    Worst thing

    Slave drivers, watched all the time

    6.4

    Associate, February 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    4 day week

    Worst thing

    On feet all day

    8.9

    Amazon Associate, February 2021

    • £11.71 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Meeting new people

    Worst thing

    Standing on feet for long periods of time

    9.5

    Fulfilment associate, February 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    The people I work with the ease of progression recognition of achievements job stability

    Worst thing

    Standing on my feet for 10 hours a day

    8.0

    Fulfilment associate, February 2021

    • Manages people
    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    VERY BUSY,LOTS TO DO

    Worst thing

    TEMPORARY CONTRACT

    9.1

    Yard marshall, February 2021

    • £13.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Structure
    Hard work
    Full time
    Great pay
    Set shifts
    Good people
    Progression

    Worst thing

    Few carry the many

    10.0

    Fulfilment associate, February 2021

    • £11.71 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Its regular work same shift overtime paid at time and a half . Covid testing every week . Have a laugh and joke with work mates . 3 day week end.t

    Worst thing

    Worst things are the four 10 hour shifts, repetitive boring work , walking long distances pulling a pallet truck with stock loaded for sorting , language barrier with eu management .

    8.2

    Fulfilment associate, February 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Helps keep me fit

    Worst thing

    We are treated like robots by the company and Agency

    6.8

    Employee, February 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    You are left to get on with your work

    9.4

    Employee, January 2021

    • £10.80 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    great people to work with

    Worst thing

    lack of opportunities for older staff

    6.5

    Fulfiment associate, January 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Team work helping each other

    Worst thing

    Not knowing when you are working

    5.5

    Fulfilment associate, January 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Hours
    Work schedule
    No respect
    Anything managers do when they are in the wrong is brushed under the carpet

    4.0

    Fulfilment associate, January 2021

    • £12.45 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    Stress free and good pay.

    8.9

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

    • £11.46 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Hours of work and length of time on feet

    6.6

    Order picker, January 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    The money and hours

    Worst thing

    The staff

    7.4

    Stower, January 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Straight forward and no real pressure

    Worst thing

    Mundane

    8.8

    Associate, January 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Good pay

    Worst thing

    Same role boring
    Long shifts

    6.8

    Fulfilment associate, January 2021

    • £11.41 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    I have lost weight through doing a more physical role

    Worst thing

    Repetitive at times

    10.0

    Fulfilment associate, January 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    To be a well team worker, to have a good colleagues at work and very good communication, to have anytime a positive atitude toward residents and colkeagues.

    8.3

    Stower, January 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Chill place to work, everyone is respectful and easy to get along with and you get to wear whatever you like as long as you have your high vis and badge

    8.9

    Sortation associate, January 2021

    • £10.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Get plenty of exercise whilst working not stressful just hard physical work. I enjoy the variety of jobs

    Worst thing

    Not knowing your shifts til last minute & not guaranteed hours

    7.6

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Love to work with group of people

    Worst thing

    Job is not secure

    5.0

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

    • £10.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Worst thing

    Not giving us shifts enough to survive

    4.4

    Picker, December 2020

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Worst thing

    high difficult targets and constant monitoring

    5.5

    Fulfilment associate, December 2020

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Its easy work

    Worst thing

    Time it takes to get to and from work

    9.3

    Sortation associate, December 2020

    • £10.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Sometimes we work a lot and that makes time go faster

    Worst thing

    Picking

    8.8

    Warehouse operative, December 2020

    • £10.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
  • Best thing

    Work hard and you’re left to get on with it

    Worst thing

    Monotonous at times

    7.5

    Dock operative, December 2020

    • £11.26 per hour
    • 25 or older

How Amazon ranks

Amazon ranks joint 22nd to work for in warehouse operative employers

  1. 17= Argos
    6.5
  2. 22= Amazon
    6.4
  3. 22= Brakes
    6.4