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Updated 22 February 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SysDE in AWS Sydney"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Development Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Systems Development Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financially
     - Opal travel card claims for daily work commute
    - Phone claims
    - Amazon RSU
    - Competitive pay

    Work life balance
    - 6 weeks paternity leave
    - 14 weeks maternity leave
    - work from home option

    Work culture
    - very understanding
    - culturally diverse

    Cons

    - occasional time crunch where you need to put in more work, rare
    - big organization with some international dependencies, response can be somewhat slow.
    - Sydney office does not have as many opportunities as the USA office.
    - still lack gender diversity but it is getting better
    - unlike some other tech giants, we are not pampered as much (Frugality).

    Advice to Management

    Have more skip level meetings.
    Most techies are introverts, try to dig deeper rather than ask and wait for feedback.


  2. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Sydney
    Current Employee - Account Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great opportunities. Enjoyed my time there overall

    Cons

    Tough work culture. Was long hours and difficult to get a ahead in a male drive work place


  3. "Culture and structure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great office culture and friendly staff

    Cons

    Long work hours and unstructured approach.


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  5. "Talent Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Inventive, challenging, pioneering, fantastic people,

    Cons

    None that I can think of .


  6. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and pay and benefits

    Cons

    Back stabbing and competitive people that will throw you under the bus to get ahead


  7. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company to work with

    Cons

    Not Applicable as the company is awesome


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Key Accounts Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazon allows their employees to take a great amount of ownership over ideas brought to the business. It is very exciting to be part of such a large organization that can still feel very much like a startup.

    Cons

    A high level of ownership over your business also comes with great responsibility. The heavy workload in such an ambiguous environment can be difficult to manage at times. You need to draw boundaries for yourself, no one will do it for you.

    Advice to Management

    So much is expected of employees that recognition is rarely given. More positive reinforcements and higher energy coming from the top would be beneficial to the morale of the group.


  9. "Great place to be, great time to be here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Business Development Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Regional Business Development Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, surrounded by smart people, delivering real value to customers

    Cons

    Depending on what you want - it's high pressure, long hours, lots of travel, and some may not like that

    Advice to Management

    Drive more consistency into management and onboarding to get the most out of new hires and help them ramp up


  10. "Work Differently!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the culture. I have only met about 1-2% idiots so far - which is extremely low for an enterprise like this. Be your own boss, do what you love, opportunities everywhere.

    Cons

    internal systems are crap and you don't get a lot of management face time, so if you need handholding this is not the place for you. There is lots of travel which some people love, others hate especially those with families.

    Advice to Management

    improve internal systems (like HR and payments), but whatever you do, keep the culture #1.


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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the place , great team and enough support when starting new.

    Cons

    No enough flexible working options

    Advice to Management

    none


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