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21 days ago

AWS Data Center Operations Senior Finance Manager

Amazon.com Singapore

Amazon has a history and tradition of leading the world in Web-related technologies and services. The Harris Poll recently found Amazon to be the… Amazon.com


30+ days ago

Senior Manager, Singapore Public Policy

Amazon Singapore

Would you like to be part of a public policy team focused on increasing awareness and adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS)* and the utility cloud… Amazon


30+ days ago

Solutions Architect – Global Accounts

Amazon Singapore

Solutions Architect – Global Accounts Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for experienced and motivated technologists who possess a unique balance… Amazon


30+ days ago

Security Solution Architect APAC

Amazon Singapore

Solutions Architect – Security - Amazon Web Services . Do you like helping customers architect solutions, solve security problems, and understand the… Amazon


30+ days ago

Business Development Manager - Desktop & Productivity

Amazon Singapore

Would you like to make history in the world of cloud-based managed desktop computing? Come and join the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Business… Amazon


30+ days ago

Director, Infrastructure Business Development

Amazon Singapore

Our director of business development will be responsible for seeking out new business opportunities for our Infrastructure organization in new… Amazon


30+ days ago

Senior Account Manager, Malaysia Territory (based

Amazon Singapore

will include increasing adoption, and market penetration across Singapore. The ideal candidate will possess both a business development and… Amazon


30+ days ago

Professional Services - Cloud Architecture Consultant

Amazon Singapore

Would you like a career that gives you opportunities to help businesses use cloud computing web services to do big, new things faster, at lower cost… Amazon


30+ days ago

Partner Development Manager - Singapore and Malaysia

Amazon Singapore

(Located in Singapore ) Would you like to be part of a team that is redefining the IT industry? Amazon Web Services is leading the next paradigm… Amazon


30+ days ago

Business Development Manager - Big Data & Analytics

Amazon Singapore

Would you like to make history in the world of Big Data & Analytics? Come and join the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Business Development team. As a… Amazon


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    Lack of career development, top-heavy, unappreciated

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will meet some of the brightest people here who are genuinely interested in technology and getting things done.

    Truly a place where some of the cutting edge technologies are being developed every day.

    Cons

    Zero career development. No career development discussions. When you do request for one, they turn it around and ask you to map out what you want. When you do, they don't respond or critique on your plan, or it will be something along the lines of "I know you want... but at the moment that is not possible". Either way, your voice is never heard.

    Failure to deliver on promises. You're always given new roles and additional responsibilities with the promise that you'll eventually be promoted, but it never happens.

    Compensation is a joke. Due to the sign-on bonuses and how they're structured, you will actually end up earning less after 2 years.

    Lack of recognition. I have seen many projects taken away from the local teams and become "globalised", with no recognition given to the pioneers of the projects.

    Yearly increments are non-existent or very small (< 5%).

    Amazon Leadership Principles. These principles are good in theory, but in practise they're used against you. You'd be faulted if you spent more than necessary on a campaign for not being "Frugal", because you wanted to be "Customer Obsessed". You'd be faulted for not "Having Backbone" if you said yes to take on an additional job role, yet you'd also be faulted for not having "Ownership" and not thinking of the entire company if you said no. Most of the senior management do not "Dive Deep" and roll up their sleeves. When they do, it'd be a big thing and you'd see emails being sent all over the place.

    Vested shares. It looks good on paper, but you only get all of it after 4 years. Also, they use it year after year during your yearly review to convince you why you are getting a good deal.

    No teamwork, no camaraderie. I remember one of the senior management once mentioning he doesn't believe in friends within the workplace because it leads to employees not wanting to perform and outdo one another.

    No alignment throughout the organization. Working with the corporate team is difficult, the goals are just not aligned and management does not help to make things easier. Most of the time you feel like your managers are against you just to please corporate, instead of backing you in getting things done.

    Advice to Management

    Show genuine concern for the people working for you instead of constantly trying to please those above you. Remember, there are people who genuinely work their hearts out to deliver for you. Appreciation isn't just words, if you truly appreciate your employees, do something to show it. Empty promises time and again just brings the team morale lower.


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