10 miles northwest of Manchester, lies the former mill town of Bolton, home to one of the newest Amazon Robotics fulfilment centres in the UK, MAN3. Named after the nearest airport, Manchester, the centre specialises in small to medium products – phone cases, coffee machines and toys are among some of the products you might find there.
Dominika Wisniewska has been working at the site in Bolton since it opened in 2018. Having started as a fulfilment centre associate in Ridgmont, Milton Keynes, Dominika progressed to a health and safety coordinator in the fulfilment centre in Bolton.
“I feel at home here, the people around are nice and I'm enjoying every minute I spend in the fulfilment centre,” said Dominika.
As part of a programme called ‘I Found the Right Place’ Amazon invited employees from fulfilment centres across the UK to explain what they like best about working at Amazon and why it is the right place for them. More than 800 employees from across the UK and dozens from each site put pen to paper.
“I love the challenge of solving problems and I get so excited when I resolve an issue and improve the shopping experience for customers. Being here makes me happy and I am proud to say I work for Amazon, I am looking forward to the new adventures it will bring,” Dominika wrote in her entry.
All of the entries were anonymised and the best entry from each fulfilment centre was chosen. The chosen employees were invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to Seattle, U.S., to explore the Amazon head office and see where it all started.
“When I was told I was going to Seattle I couldn’t believe it! I was excited to see everything, a fulfilment centre in the States and dogs in the office,” said Dominika.
During the five-day trip to Seattle, Dominika and Amazon colleagues from sites across the UK were shown around the city and enjoyed a trip up the Space Needle. They also went on a tour of the Amazon campus and the robotics fulfilment centre in Kent, Washington, where they met Amazon’s Chief Scientist.
Dominika’s favourite part of the trip was the day at the head office, she said: “Being able to visit the Amazon HQ was on my bucket list, and thanks to this programme I was able to achieve that.”
Speaking to future Amazonians, Dominika said “If you are considering a career at Amazon you should definitely apply, you will feel like you are working with family and will really enjoy it, for sure.”