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Updated Oct 21, 2019

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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Pros
  • "Work environment (the environment is good at Amazon when compared to many other companies)(in 1610 reviews)

  • "Friendly fast paced always help you(in 1386 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance - this is not the place to work if you're expecting a strict 9-to-5 schedule(in 2998 reviews)

  • "Stressful work long hours from time to time(in 1648 reviews)

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  1. "Expedite your thinking & drink from a firehose"

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

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

    Pros

    The teams are amazing. Everyone is smart & hardworking around you which is rare. Work is top notch and you have a choice of projects as well. There is more than enough work to go around.

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel overwhelming but remember, you are not alone and everyone goes through this before settling down in your role. Then you can try something more / new

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue hiring great people.

    Amazon2019-10-14
  2. "What an experience"

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    Former Employee - Data Center Tech in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, colleagues, process, knowledge base.

    Cons

    Working culture, not something that i can deal with. Due to company’s growth the dept is short handed and we’re expected to work overtime to cover colleagues thats on medical leave or annual leave.

    Amazon2019-10-07
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to learn and grow (if you are willing to put in long hours)!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent quality of work. Challenging projects. -Good compensation. -Lot of opportunities to move internally across geographies. You can join a team and move to another team within 6 to 9 months (if you do not like the current team and if you have demonstrated your value). -Opportunity to learn the Amazonian ways of working (e.g: writing Docs/Papers rather than creating PowerPoint decks). -Brand Name. This... helps while looking out for jobs outside of Amazon. -Opportunity to work and learn with some of the smartest professionals.

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    Cons

    -Very basic employee benefits (extremely frugal). -Long working hours. -Extremely competitive peers (filled with Type A personalities). -Very difficult to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Google, FB and Microsoft and improve employee benefits - 1) better health insurance coverage, 2) free or subsidized food etc.

    Amazon2019-09-09
  4. "Best company I have ever worked with"

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent employee benefits - Good culture and use of leadership principle globally - well organised and documented processes - opportunity to move around internally within different orgs -

    Cons

    - amazon operates based on more of a "self-service" model, no spoon feeding from managers and peers, this will sometimes create difficulties to cop especially for new joiners

    Advice to Management

    none

    Amazon2019-09-03
  5. "Great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are all generally helpful around the world Flat structure leads to lesser red tape Passionate people Immensely challenging work but oh so fulfilling Big brand name with a start up culture

    Cons

    Some middle management hiring decisions are questionable . Senior leaders need to know how to earn respect

    Advice to Management

    Learning and development opportunities to be focused on

    Amazon2019-08-14
  6. "Amazing place to build a career!"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High quality team, dynamic and fast paced work culture, super fast business growth and lots of options for career growth

    Cons

    Fast paced work culture may not work for everyone

    Amazon2019-07-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible work culture that places perception over everything else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good salary package - Good brand-name - Being part of a new and growing field in Tech

    Cons

    - Work culture is heavily diluted from the ideals set forth by Amazon, culture is no longer about placing Customers first (as per Amazon's 1st Leadership Principle of Customer Obsession) as it has now turned into deliver results (revenue) above all else even if it means acting in the disbenefit of customers. - Work culture has a heavy slant towards office politics, no longer can you just focus on doing what you... do best but you have to play the office politics game of winning favors from others including your managers and "appearing" to be a "good employee", in short, actual competency comes secondary to the appearance of it - Heavy focus on meeting numbers and revenue, AWS now feels as though its another of those Day 2 companies (e.g Oracle) that has stopped trying to do what is right but rather desperately trying to cling onto the status quo - Managers run their departments like their own personal fiefdoms, little to no accountability seen from their decisions taken (at least from the ground) and an employee's experience can vary drastically from one manager to another which indicates a dilution of organization culture, turning the organization into silos of disparate culture that stems from the managers. - Managers seems to be far more interested in short-term results in order for them to report up and for themselves to look good to higher management, I don't think that they are acting in the interest of the long-term goals of the company or their employees. - Highly transactional environment where an individual isn't appreciated as a person but looked at as just another number on the paper,. - Having said the above, an employee's experience varies greatly depending on your manager, if you happen to get a good and supportive manager, then you'll likely enjoy your work and being in AWS but if you don't then you'll hate it, which is why there is such high turn-over and super short tenure in certain departments over another. - Lack of co-operation between the different departments within the organization as all of them have very different KPIs and agendas that doesn't necessarily tie into a unified goal, hence you find departments actively pushing back when you're seeking assistance in something that doesn't contribute to their KPI. - Too much of a shout-out, kudos and rara-ing culture, its all about visibility and self-promotion within the organization and its honestly nauseating.

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    Amazon2019-08-24
  8. "Great place to build and learn"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fast pace -Focus on getting stuff done, no politics -Lots of career opportunities globally if you want to move internally -Great people, high caliber overall -Great learning experience - see from the inside how the company keeps innovating fast and taking risk -Lots of freedom to define your role and expand it.

    Cons

    -Relatively slow career progression overall -Frugal - the company won't splurge. Benefits are OK but not amazing

    Amazon2019-07-16
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Every day is Day one!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What I like 1) work from overseas office 2) work from home 3) flexible working hours 4) good team bonding culture and atmosphere 5) have a voice in business decision making 6) referal bonus fee is high 7) comprehensive training and learning apportunities

    Cons

    Concerns and challenges 1) yearly salary increase is lower than market expectation 2) promotion path is unclear or slow 3) the leadership principal of “frugality” limits budget spending

    Advice to Management

    Regularly promote people to encourage working spirit and provide recognition

    Amazon2019-06-05
  10. "Generally good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with talented people, competitive.

    Cons

    Org changes happen too often, people often change roles or positions.

    Amazon2019-05-07
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