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Updated 27 May 2018
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  • Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse (in 2263 reviews)

  • No work life - personal life balance (in 468 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Great support and +ve team environment.

    Cons

    Nothing really to mention the cons


  2. "Any"

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    Current Employee - Sales Man in Sydney
    Current Employee - Sales Man in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good finance
    Reputed international company

    Cons

    Language barrier
    Difficulty for start ups

    Advice to Management

    Do hire more employees and market this brand to nook and corner part of australia

  3. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong market position
    Interesting projects

    Cons

    Demanding hours
    Lack of flexibility
    Leaders and managers

    Advice to Management

    Make leadership important


  4. "AWS sydney 👎"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work travel is available if you’re interested

    Cons

    Work life balanace, people are managed poorly and hr problems are common, everyone is expected to be available to work all the time


  5. "AWS is Amazing! But Changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    It is literally incredible what they are doing there. What you hear about the growth and the companies they are doing business with is about 5% of the reality. At AWS you really feel you are changing the world for the better.

    The products are sensational and their meaningful development even more astounding. Microsoft is great at marketing machine, but a joke in cloud services. Google too (not so good at the marketing, but a joke in cloud services). And those are the two closest competitors. So it's the best time you can have - you are going to customers and selling something that can truly change their entire business and no one else comes close to what you're offering.

    In short, great product, great solutions, great 14 leadership principles they really live to, and, really, almost everything is great (see cons).

    Cons

    The pay is odd (they pay you with shares mostly).

    I was there for over 4 years and the type of people I joined with were engineering type people. Smart as hell and down to earth. Now they are hiring political idiots from the normal places (to be fair, where else can they find the amount of people they need?).

    I'll give you an example, they have management reviews for promotions which are meant to be open and honest. Then I overheard people conspiring to rig the promotion system (and learned they actually spent months working with emails and then did a call plan for the meeting etc.. to build the case). In another part of the business I also started to have people sit next to me in management meetings and brown nose the MD to the point of embarrassment. Both those people got promotions. That would not have happened when I first joined.

    It's far away from a Microsoft or Oracle, but it's closing the gap rapidly...

    Advice to Management

    Seek direct feedback from the field. Be clear on the behaviour you don't want and provide a totally anonymous way to report people who are in it just for themselves.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "SysDE in AWS Sydney"

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    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.


  7. "Good"

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    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

  8. "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.


  9. "Talent Manager"

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    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 .


  10. "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


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