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Updated February 11, 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. "Senior Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, positive culture, work with smart and driven people

    Cons

    Can be long hours, sometimes bureaucratic


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Network Development Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Development Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Network Development Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Lot of intelligent people.With every new hire;bar raises.
    *Environment is dynamic,challenging and very aggressive.Some people will think of quitting initially but after 3-4 months it will be under control.
    *Above average compensation comparable to grade.
    *If you are good with automating stuff for product operations.You can have a excellent career here.

    Cons

    *No robust training and ramp-up process.
    *Lot of wikis and process to follow.
    *Everybody is so busy that you need to take a note and book 1:1 for discussion.
    *No team work model.You need to work as Individual contributor only.
    *lots of tool which you cannot remember all .
    *Everything is automated and pushed to automate;so product-tech-enthusiast may not enjoy it.
    *Very less option for internal job transfers.

    Advice to Management

    *Create robust ramp-up plan for new hires .
    *Rather than forcing individual;make the atmosphere conducive to work.
    *Be transparent with the team.

  3. "Aws"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work very professional

    Cons

    I can not see any cons

    Advice to Management

    I can not see any advises at the moment


  4. "Partner Sucess Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Sucess Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Partner Sucess Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing tech, exciting and very fast moving,

    Cons

    Hard work that can suck you in if not careful


  5. "Cloud Support Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Great working environment. less work pressure.
    2) Flexible work hours
    3) Lots of learning, progressing opportunities
    4) Energetic colleagues
    5) supports Multiculturalism
    6) Work / life balance

    Cons

    1) Need to be active about career growth. Normal day work done well is the minimum requirement for promotion.
    2) If not aware, can get very specific to just aws services, which might not be something most people want

    Advice to Management

    Keep mixing things up and get every employee involved in activities outside work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but fun work place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    --You get to work with the best minds in the world.
    --Innovation Innovation Innovation
    --Good employee benefits and stock which is skyrocketing.

    Cons

    I never saw any negatives.If you are able to cope up with the environment and have a zeal to learn you will see any negatives as positives.


  7. "AWS is a great place to work in Australia!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people around you, wonderful benefits, career opportunities everywhere. Beer taps on every floor.

    Cons

    Hard work, potentially little active support.

    Advice to Management

    Stock based total compensation can be annoying for employees; adjust base salaries too!

  8. "Technical Sourcer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Sourcer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Technical Sourcer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything about my job is great. I think the autonomy and the standard of people you work with are the best part.

    Cons

    None that i can note at this time.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Software Development Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High total compensation
    Large scale, challenging problems
    Ability to make a huge impact
    Talented peers

    Cons

    High pressure culture of rushing to meet artificial deadlines
    Non-technical managers


  10. "Company is good and provides a steep learning curve. Be ready to constantly improve your knowledge."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to learn more about Cloud technologies, this would be the best place to learn so much so quickly.

    Cons

    Job gets very stressful at times. Constantly learning something new plus working under pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, provide better salary packages & perks.


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