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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Software Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, work with incredibly intelligent colleagues. Pace of innovation. Bleeding edge

    Cons

    Worked to the bone. Exhausting. Multiple timezones. Pace of innovation

    Amazon2017-10-16
  2. Helpful (3)

    "No limit to learning"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    +The colleagues are work are very smart minds and there is no limit of how much you can learn . +You will see the best in technologies and new products/features are launch almost everyday . +Very good new hire orientation program which does not mean that you are just thrown into the ocean with no prior experience. +Depending on the region there are a lot of perks apart from the regular salary ,bonux (2 years) and...

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    Cons

    +You need to learn to keep up the pace with the changing envionment and make sure you are striving towards raising the bar or you will be lost somewhere.However this is a benefit in disguise for your overall career development

    Advice to Management

    None

    Amazon2017-09-23
  3. "4.5 years and still day 1!"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Lot's of smart people Tough hiring process Career development opportunities Strong culture and values (LPs) Opportunities to travel Changing industry at world scale (AWS)

    Cons

    Growing very fast, not going to be great for everyone Manager / team may skew your views depending on workload Some managers confuse frugality and frupidity

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest into culture and share our success with our customers.

    Amazon2017-09-21
  4. "Legal"

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      Former Employee - Legal Advisor in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Amazon for more than a year

      Pros

      team environment with legal team

      Cons

      poor working conditions with little IT support

      Amazon2017-09-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Amazing pace"

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      Current Employee - BDM in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Incredible pace of innovation, working with really smart people, very strong organisational rudders.

      Cons

      Work-life balance is a consistent issue; RSU packaging doesn't encourage long-term retention of shares, which sort of defeats the purpose. Level increases/promotions are way more of a big deal than they need to be.

      Advice to Management

      Keep innovating. Think longer term about people in the business. Fix the levelling system.

      Amazon2017-06-30
    • Helpful (3)

      "Amazing place to work"

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

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

      Pros

      Decentralised management structure allows for creativity, ownership and freedom. The company lives by their leadership principles more than anywhere I've seen, and it makes it easier to navigate decision making. Lots of brilliant people in a supportive and friendly environment.

      Cons

      The growth is hard to manage, so you need to be flexible with dealing with suboptimal situations for brief periods whilst everyone arranges themselves.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work. Don't create too many layers of management.

      Amazon2017-05-24
    • Helpful (6)

      "Network Development Engineer"

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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

      - Enormous scale of the network. - Relative autonomy, nobody looks at your screen and rarely asks you what you're doing at the moment. - See something you can improve or automate - go ahead and do it. - Bleeding edge technology

      Cons

      - Like any other company this size - cumbersome decision making process. - Too much time spent trying to figure out who's responsible for what. - Geographically disperse, time-zone calculation can be a nightmare. - Slightly too fast-moving, moving on to the next thing way before the previous one is perfected.

      Amazon2017-05-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time

      Pros

      A lot of innovation is happening here, enough work and space to grow.

      Cons

      Some managers are purely concentrated on achievements and goals, leaving no time for personal development of engineers.

      Amazon2017-02-19
    • Helpful (3)

      "software development engineer"

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      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      more challenges on new technology more chance to practice all kinds of new technology great people to work with and learn more as long as you want to learn

      Cons

      too busy no document, you have to look into code to understand what and how salary is not good comparing to its working loading

      Advice to Management

      not push too hard on the deadline provide more support, especially find the right people to help create group to work on a project, not a single people working on the project

      Amazon2017-02-13
    • "network engineer"

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      Current Employee - Network Engineer in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon for more than a year

      Pros

      Good place to learn, with a lot of opportunities to work with many projects, and automation.

      Cons

      work load and life balanace

      Amazon2016-12-30
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