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Updated March 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "Day to day operation in data center"

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

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

    Pros

    Knowledge gathering, taking ownership and the benefits

    Cons

    Frequent projects, no overtime payment except off in lieu


  2. "great place to start your career"

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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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay in the company

    Cons

    long work hours in the company

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not encouraged for Contractor role"

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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)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor

    Pros

    -Vibrant and full with talented employees.
    - Met a lot of friendly and likes to share knowledge people

    Both Pros mentioned are meant for overall AWS environment

    Cons

    - Toxis and criticism management style of the team Leadership and most of the team members
    - Unreasonable team/dept leadership
    - Leadership do not live up to Amazon LP of key components such as customer obsession, earn trust, ownership and more.
    - Very defensive mind leadership and hard to communicate over times
    - harsh words being used and abused the purpose of escalations
    - Decided to leave despite loving the job scope and working with some very nice co-workers due to constant long hours.
    - Do not treat contractors equally, take it as we are robots.
    - Promises and agreement given during interview did not carry out when started employment.
    - Trying to push you harsh on the role responsibility in order to proof to the management that they are lack of manpower, in results being a guinea pig of many procesd

    -Agency for the contract is also not very professional. Responses are not prompt and required constant chase for updates.

    Advice to Management

    Observes and listen. If many contractors leave the team within short time frame, there might be a reason to it. Even though contractors, please form a proper channel for contractors to provide feedback.

    Talent Acquisition is the front lines of a company, be equally and provide more man power or put in some efforts to improve the process/tools to make workloads more manageable despite being a small team taking care many countries.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone respects each other and overall collaborative

    Cons

    Poor middle management due to fast hiring processes

    Advice to Management

    Relook at how you hire middle management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Initial assessment of Amazon"

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership principles, smooth interview and on boarding process. Customer centric. Good health care benefits.

    Cons

    Not having the best compensation package, I believe frugality is the reason.


  6. "Not for everyone, but ideal for some."

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, responsibility, working with the best. Always focus on the customer.

    Cons

    High bar = high stress. No one gets away with mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    Clarity in direction is important for any employee. A startup environment is great, as long as it doesn't feel like we're pivoting every other quarter.


  7. "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).

  8. "Great culture but low compensation"

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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!


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