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Updated September 12, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2397 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 500 reviews)

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  1. "DCEO"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DCEO in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - DCEO in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for Advancement
    Good Working Culture and Environment
    Good Medical Benefit
    Management are helpful and professional

    Cons

    No attractive bonus
    Fast pace company

    Advice to Management

    Suggestion for more travel opportunities for culture exchange and training purposes


  2. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leadership principals sets the cornerstone for everyone’s alignment especially during critical decision making time.

    Cons

    Organisation is very flat.

  3. "Great company to work in!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern

    Pros

    Amazon is an amazing company with a rich culture and leadership principles that are practiced throughout the company. People there are very professional and good at their job and are committed to their work. Most employees have the distinct characteristic of constantly looking to improve and innovate their processes, products & services. Company's compensation and benefits are above market's average.

    Singapore's office consist of employees from diverse countries and it is a good experience working with people from different cultures.

    Learning and development programs are very thorough, where employees are free to take up extra trainings in their own time to upgrade their skills.

    Good employee welfare with bonding/celebration once in a while and pantry is always stocked with basic food supplies e.g. biscuits, milo, coffee, cold drinks, bread.

    Cons

    Everybody in Amazon is very busy as a lot is expected from a single headcount. Most people are likely to work overtime to finish their work. However, if you are able to be more efficient and plan your time accordingly, you are not expected to work OT.


  4. "Very fast paced working environment with high stress loading"

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    Former Employee - Security Operation Center Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Security Operation Center Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very innovative, a lot of new high technology tools, very efficient company working culture

    Cons

    extremely high pressure working environment. pushy style management culture


  5. "Fast paced and highly innovative company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great open working culture

    Cons

    High Expectations
    Potentially Long working hours

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "One of the best places"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Generally talented colleagues with drive to achieve more
    2. Very challenging program and very unique problems for you to solve. If you solve it, you will create huge impact worldwide.
    3. Data driven culture with availability of data. The level of analysis is extremely thorough and even for program management, you find yourself spending significant amount of times getting and analyzing data for decision making.

    Cons

    1. Too stringent on flight policy because for long haul, all you get is economy. Sometimes even premium economy is cheaper but you just cannot get it.
    2. Very often Amazonians in Seattle expect/request colleagues in Asia to meet them in their Seattle friendly hours. This is inconsiderate. Imagine you have to start meeting them at 5 or 6am in the morning on weekly basis and it is few times a week.
    3. There isn’t “perks” for Singapore, not even discount code for amazon.com purchase or amazon products. This is extremely strange.

    Advice to Management

    1. Be mindful and considerate to Amazonian in different time zones. Colleagues in HQ should not feel superior so they can demand their timing and insist on the way of work.
    2. Be more generous on perks and travel policy because sometimes it is at the expense of our wellbeing.
    3. Create a lively office environment in Singapore.


  7. "AWS: A life time opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Big Data Analytics Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Big Data Analytics Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Think big: with nearly unlimited cloud power with 120+ services, the sky is the limit in what we can achieve for our customers. Management pushes everyone hard to think much bigger to move the needle more effectively for our customers.
    Our 14 leadership principles provide good guide in daily decision making process, with large autonomy left to each individual.

    Cons

    The fun part could be increased further, as it has been in recent years. We could share more about what we do on social media, when we have fun.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to increase the speed of innovation to solve an even broader range of customers challenges.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Tech Company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Data Center Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started with Amazon about a month ago. So far my journey has been excellent and the support that I get from my managers help to boost my confidence.

    Excellent place for someone who aspires to know more about cloud computing.

    Tons of excellent material that you can get your hands on and the only thing you need is time to grasp all the material.

    I see myself working here for a very long time.

    Cons

    Not new to the data center industry. The tools that they use is a little non standard. So there is a slightly steep learning curve before you can be proficient with the work flow. Not a major issue at all just need to adapt and you will be fine.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging, Supportive, and Rewarding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Architect in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Cloud Architect in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great support from management, co-workers, other teams
    * Independence is encouraged and celebrated
    * Solving hard problems with smart people
    * Strong generative culture

    Cons

    * Not a ton of structure, and it's not always clear what tools and processes exist
    * Not a lot of hand-holding. Everyone's busy, and it's up to you to figure it out.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find ways to let people get involved with ongoing projects, find a way to be more inclusive and make better use of all these brainy folks for continuous improvement.


  10. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good business
    - Very strong in culture and values
    - always pioneering to improve process and doing what is right

    Cons

    - Flat structure, it might be a little hard to see career progression upwards but there are plenty of opportunity for lateral moves and expansion of role


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