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Updated November 10, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2476 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 516 reviews)

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  1. "AWSome place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Smart and motivated co-workers.
    - A lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    - Fast-paced work environment (it could be "cons" for some people).


  2. "Great culture but low compensation"

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

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

    Pros

    Brightest people, very strong culture

    Cons

    Compensation is boring! Promotion process too rigid.

    Advice to Management

    Be less rigid in promotion process to keep good people

  3. "Contract Talent Acquisition"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexibility in certain ways. Do remember you are always being ‘monitored’.

    Cons

    No work life balance for contractors. Usually get exploited. Tend to work overtime almost everyday given the high volume, to the extend that we have to bring work back home to rush over the weekends. Even after returning back from leave, you have to rush through all the backlogs despite having your colleague to cover you. Work is never ending!

    Advice to Management

    Show some sympathy on contractors. We are human not robots!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Low in work culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are usually talented, you will get to learn a lot. Mostly not stingy with travels even for non sales positions. However, only economy flights even for frequent flyers. The company is growing rapidly, a lot of opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    No attractive bonus for career progression. Everyone has more that what they can handle on their plate and no one is free to hand hold you. You have to figure out yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture in the office. Culture in Seattle is strong but not seen in Singapore office. Many people travel all the time and it's hard for any social activities. Create activities that draw people nearer and this will facilitate collaboration across teams.


  5. "DCEO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Great company to work in!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "One of the best places"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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