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Updated 19 Oct 2019

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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19,488 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work environment (the environment is good at Amazon when compared to many other companies)(in 1588 reviews)

  • "Friendly fast paced always help you(in 1381 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance - this is not the place to work if you're expecting a strict 9-to-5 schedule(in 2982 reviews)

  • "Stressful work long hours from time to time(in 1642 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (6)

    "Challenging but fun work place"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    --You get to work with the best minds in the world. --Innovation Innovation Innovation --Good employee benefits and stock which is skyrocketing.

    Cons

    I never saw any negatives.If you are able to cope up with the environment and have a zeal to learn you will see any negatives as positives.

    Amazon2018-11-05
  2. "Very nice company to work at"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA 

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Very nice company to work at

    Cons

    Very nice company to work. No issues

    Amazon2019-10-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Process Assistant 

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team environment to be employed

    Cons

    Incredible place to be employed

    Advice to Management

    Great at upskilling employees.

    Amazon2019-10-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get involved in bleeding edge tech and innovative work"

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    Current Employee - Partner Solutions Architect in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great tech - opportunity to apply it with partners and customers - great opportunity to build soft skills such as presenting and public speaking - also work on building a business within aws

    Cons

    - can be like drinking from a firehouse keeping up with the rapid pace of change

    Advice to Management

    - 'two-pizza' teams are great for agility but aren't the answer to every situation

    Amazon2019-10-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Learn, Grow and Make Yourself"

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    Current Employee - Network Development Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Innovation is encouraged Very competitive salary and benefits (health care included in Aus) Able to get involved in company wide initiatives Great potential for advancement and travel Starting bonus and equity

    Cons

    Not really a con, but don't expect the usual tech company trimmings at Amazon (paid lunches, free gym, etc. etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue growing Sydney office, continue enabling employees to solve problems

    Amazon2019-10-12
  6. "AWS - Solution Architect role"

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    Current Employee - Partner Solution Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great experience with the initial recruiter - Prompt communication and communication from HR rep - Good loop experience (5 interviews in one day)

    Cons

    - One of the interviewers was based out of the country, which caused the experience to be over the phone and a little sub par.

    Amazon2019-10-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "AWSome Experience"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity for working cutting edge technologies Makes you feel special and very productive More focus on outcomes ra than than processes. Just loving it!

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming if you don’t know when to say NO

    Advice to Management

    Great job! The loop process is a well thought process. Keep Amazing and shine like stars

    Amazon2019-10-10
  8. "Overall great onboarding experience!"

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    Current Employee - Site Training Program Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great teams, great facilities, great onboarding experience overall. Feel really supported as a working mum. Great processes in place to ensure you can start contributing quite quickly. Can really see the career development pathways for people in the team.

    Cons

    None so far - great experience to date.

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Amazon2019-10-10
  9. "Stupid Stack ranking"

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    Current Employee - Systems Development Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of smart people here. Good working environment, Good benefits Lots of things to learn.

    Cons

    The culture of Amazon is very bad. People are treat as a tool not a person. Whether you can success or not depends on your manager. If your manager is not good and not support you, and then you will be put on the PIP, fired and then blacklisted. Don't forget the famous amazon PIP process. Even L8 will be piped! HR? They will not help you...

    Advice to Management

    Get rid off the stack ranking.

    Amazon2019-10-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard, Work Hard aaaaand Work Hard!!"

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    Current Employee - DCEO in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Regardless how many years of experience you have. You will learn a whole new stuff once you join. -The company adopting the best practices in the industry ever. -The sky is your limit when it comes to learn and take the lead in new initiatives.

    Cons

    - NO work-life balance , and that clearly mean NO WORK LIFE BALANCE. - No matter how you are performing, you still will need to do more to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Developing the knowledge of the team and give them some time to work on their own career development.

    Amazon2019-09-24
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