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Updated 19 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 590 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot from each of your team members as they are equally bright & capable" (in 542 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be hard to build work life balance" (in 2557 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 528 reviews)

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  1. "Aws"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work very professional

    Cons

    I can not see any cons

    Advice to Management

    I can not see any advises at the moment


  2. "Amazon Future Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Final project was interesting and the team was very helpful. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Disorganized at first and the location was awful. Other interns got put in Seattle but some were also put in Detroit, so it was a mixed bag.

    Advice to Management

    Give more transparency on team and location.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Network Development Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    *Lot of intelligent people.With every new hire;bar raises.
    *Environment is dynamic,challenging and very aggressive.Some people will think of quitting initially but after 3-4 months it will be under control.
    *Above average compensation comparable to grade.
    *If you are good with automating stuff for product operations.You can have a excellent career here.

    Cons

    *No robust training and ramp-up process.
    *Lot of wikis and process to follow.
    *Everybody is so busy that you need to take a note and book 1:1 for discussion.
    *No team work model.You need to work as Individual contributor only.
    *lots of tool which you cannot remember all .
    *Everything is automated and pushed to automate;so product-tech-enthusiast may not enjoy it.
    *Very less option for internal job transfers.

    Advice to Management

    *Create robust ramp-up plan for new hires .
    *Rather than forcing individual;make the atmosphere conducive to work.
    *Be transparent with the team.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer obsessed company sandbagged by growing middle management"

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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

    Work with some of the smartest people, interesting work and relentless high standards through the organization (mostly) with customer outcomes at heart of the actions of individuals.

    Cons

    A quickly diluting 'Amazonian' culture as there's been a surge of middle managers often from external enterprise organizations that brings along empire building habits and justifying their own existence.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and Develop the Best - Don't lose sight of the latter and support the veterans that helped Amazon become what it is today, rather then hiring external hires and rotating through in 2-3 year cycles.


  5. "Partner Sucess Manager"

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    Current Employee - Partner Sucess Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Partner Sucess Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing tech, exciting and very fast moving,

    Cons

    Hard work that can suck you in if not careful


  6. "Cloud Support Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    1) Great working environment. less work pressure.
    2) Flexible work hours
    3) Lots of learning, progressing opportunities
    4) Energetic colleagues
    5) supports Multiculturalism
    6) Work / life balance

    Cons

    1) Need to be active about career growth. Normal day work done well is the minimum requirement for promotion.
    2) If not aware, can get very specific to just aws services, which might not be something most people want

    Advice to Management

    Keep mixing things up and get every employee involved in activities outside work.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great innovative people but beware of management"

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    Former Employee - Cloud Security Consultant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Cloud Security Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best, smartest and humble minds at work, with reasonably good salary. If you get a good manager, who can help you in your ambition, your career is set!

    Cons

    The Super power given to your supervisor/manager - the person can make or break your career. There is no one, I repeat, absolutely no one, will be able to help you once you get an incompetent manager - Get this: *Not even HR* will be able to help the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure you enforce the leadership principles on people's managers: ESP: Hire and Develop the best! If your managers can't look after the people who report to him/her then your customers will suffer in a long run - it is as simple as that! Empower your HR to investigate the matter raised by an employee (About his/her manager) with *multiple* inputs (Such as inputs from account teams, inputs from customers, and all the other people he /she worked with) and not only "check" with the employee's manager.

  8. "Challenging but fun work place"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Executive"

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

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    This company keeps you challenging with a right rules placed from top down.

    Cons

    Very connection between Senior Management and Junior guys.


  10. "AWS is a great place to work in Australia!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people around you, wonderful benefits, career opportunities everywhere. Beer taps on every floor.

    Cons

    Hard work, potentially little active support.

    Advice to Management

    Stock based total compensation can be annoying for employees; adjust base salaries too!