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Updated July 11, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2287 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

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

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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.

  3. "AWS: A life time opportunity"

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


  4. "Awesome Tech Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  5. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging, Supportive, and Rewarding"

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hard driving culture but with potential to go far"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good investment into employees in terms of training and support. Plenty of opportunities to succeed and to have that success acknowledged, often at a global level. Strong corporate culture focused on customer, they walk the talk.

    Cons

    Economy flying even if you're a regular traveler for work. Work-life balance can be tough at times. Demanding culture, this isn't a place for sitting around. Self-service culture wastes your time doing admin tasks that could be easily offloaded. Due to fast hiring and turnover, hard to get veteran advice at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your culture as you continue to expand.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to start off career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning curve. You meet people who have years of experience and are not snobbish or stuck up. Got to travel altho this was an internship position, and made many new friends

    Cons

    no work life balance. female boss is very accomodating to higher ups and does not push back on requests, even if it comes at very late notice. No strategic plan at all.

    Advice to Management

    learn to say no and protect your subordinates


  9. "Account Executive Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Account Executive Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Account Executive Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was entrusted to communicate with the clients like other full timer employees. There is monthly team outing and we had lots of fun, e.g. bubble soccer and archery tag.

    Cons

    Amazon internship may not be the right program for people need instructions and guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and inspire more interns!


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Mismanaged team, over 80% attrition (isolated case). Otherwise a great company overall"

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    • 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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work on cool projects and initiatives with brilliant people all over the world
    - Plenty of opportunity for lateral move to other business units (see cons)
    - Strong work culture (read: Amazon Leadership Principles) means you can expect quality customer-obsessed works and ideas being worked on really quickly.

    Cons

    The issue seems to be an isolated case within this specific team, primarily due to mismanagement:
    - Lack of vision as a team
    - Poor understanding of the business in the region
    - Tragic loss: over 80% attrition rate due to poor people management (a number of us moved laterally to other business units)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the feedback from team members and take real corrective actions. There are critical issues with the people managers in the team which is costing business and impacting the bottom line. At this rate, everyone hired in 2015 will have left the team by end 2016 and talent drain continues to 2017. Someone has to stop the bleeding by replacing the team lead.


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