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Amazon Sydney Reviews

Updated Oct 11, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Learn, Grow and Make Yourself"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Development Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Innovation is encouraged Very competitive salary and benefits (health care included in Aus) Able to get involved in company wide initiatives Great potential for advancement and travel Starting bonus and equity

    Cons

    Not really a con, but don't expect the usual tech company trimmings at Amazon (paid lunches, free gym, etc. etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue growing Sydney office, continue enabling employees to solve problems

    Amazon2019-10-12
  2. "Overall great onboarding experience!"

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    Current Employee - Site Training Program Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great teams, great facilities, great onboarding experience overall. Feel really supported as a working mum. Great processes in place to ensure you can start contributing quite quickly. Can really see the career development pathways for people in the team.

    Cons

    None so far - great experience to date.

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Amazon2019-10-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "AWSome Experience"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity for working cutting edge technologies Makes you feel special and very productive More focus on outcomes ra than than processes. Just loving it!

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming if you don’t know when to say NO

    Advice to Management

    Great job! The loop process is a well thought process. Keep Amazing and shine like stars

    Amazon2019-10-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard, Work Hard aaaaand Work Hard!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DCEO in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Regardless how many years of experience you have. You will learn a whole new stuff once you join. -The company adopting the best practices in the industry ever. -The sky is your limit when it comes to learn and take the lead in new initiatives.

    Cons

    - NO work-life balance , and that clearly mean NO WORK LIFE BALANCE. - No matter how you are performing, you still will need to do more to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Developing the knowledge of the team and give them some time to work on their own career development.

    Amazon2019-09-24
  5. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Network Development Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced Lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    High burn rate On-call! People can be annoying

    Advice to Management

    Listen

    Amazon2019-09-14
  6. Helpful (3)

    "KPI Driven Call Center"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Infinite Amount of Learning but narrowed down to Amazon services only.

    Cons

    Extreme KPI driven culture with emphasis on case resolves only. There is no scope to grow and this is a role good for interns and people who are starting their IT career. I would not advise seasoned IT professionals to take up this role. It requires you to work with metrics and the only bar of your skills or experience is how many cases you do in a month. Customers can rate you like a call center. There is no focus... on engineering skills but just on volume driven case resolves and stars. Also base salary is sneakingly made less and compensated with stock options. Team leaders and Management work mostly against you and do not care about your happiness quotient or career.

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest when you hire people to let them know what the role is. Abolish the call center culture and adopt an engineering culture with focus on innovation and excellence. Stars, Numbers, and Case volumes is not for Engineers.

    Amazon2019-09-15
  7. "Great company to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great company to learn and grow - Easy to move internally to explore different opportunities - Lot of time and efforts spent on personal developments

    Cons

    - Cont. challenged on raising the bar/standards - Hard to move levels at certain levels

    Advice to Management

    - Empowerment and recognition goes long way

    Amazon2019-07-30
  8. "Amazing work environment for innovation, innovation and innovation!"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    # Great salary package + bonus incentives including stock # One of the few companies here where a meritocracy exists # Great mentors in the form of managers who really know what their doing

    Cons

    # Long hours can be infuriating if you don't like what your doing

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing because its a wonderful place to work.

    Amazon2019-07-26
  9. "Expect to work hard for great rewards"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Product Management in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, culture, challenges, impact and opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Long hours, salary below market

    Amazon2019-07-20
  10. "As expected"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for less than a year

    Pros

    As expected I had a pretty good time

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

    Amazon2019-07-15
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