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Amazon Australia & New Zealand

4.2
  • #3 in Technology
  • > 100,000 employees

Amazon Australia & New Zealand Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Technology

Intro

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company and the spirit and heart of a small one.

This is why we are voted at No. 2 on Fortune’s 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies list for the fifth year in a row.

About Us

What unites all Amazonians (across teams and locations) is that we are all striving to delight our customers and make their lives easier—whoever that customer may be (e.g., consumers, business owners, content creators, employees, etc.). In pursuit of delighting customers, Amazonians have developed many products and services that have transformed the way our customers live their lives and run their businesses

You'll also hear us say that at Amazon, it's always "Day 1." What do we mean? That our approach remains the same as it was on Amazon's very first day - to make smart, fast decisions, stay nimble, invent, and focus on delighting our customers.

Why Join Us?

You're surrounded by innovation:

Whether it's delivering packages in under 24 hours, enabling entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with AWS, or creating great shows to binge-watch on a Sunday afternoon, we know that delighting customers requires a lot of innovation. Sometimes that innovation takes the form of small incremental improvements on existing processes, and sometimes it starts with a blank whiteboard and a random idea. When Amazonians see an opportunity to make a process or product better or create a new one from scratch, if it would have a positive impact on our customers, we love figuring out how to make it happen.

You're empowered with a lot of ownership:

One of the most common things we hear from Amazonians is that they love how much ownership and responsibility they have from the very beginning. The size and scope of what they work on is bigger than they expected coming in. The degree of ownership does differ from role to role, but Amazonians consistently report having much more ownership of their work here than at their previous employers.

Your growth is accelerated:

Many people say that they learn more at Amazon in their first six months than they learned in the first two years at other companies. This is due to the scope, scale, speed, and impact of the projects that people are a part of, as well as the remarkable colleagues that they work with every day. Amazonians are also encouraged to experiment with new possibilities, take risks, learn quickly, and manage constraints by looking for ways to accomplish more with less.

The work is challenging:

The scope and scale of what we do to delight customers is pretty challenging. It requires Amazonians to be resourceful and embrace a high degree of change and ambiguity, while still meeting the high standards that we set for ourselves. Building and delivering things that were never thought possible isn't easy and Amazonians often find themselves trying to figure out the right path forward without a playbook to tell them what to do.

You have a voice here and are encouraged to use it:

Put it very simply, we want to hear what you have to say. Good ideas can't lead to great products, services, or solutions if you don't vocalize them. And we strongly believe that the best outcomes come from embracing a variety of perspectives, so at Amazon, we really embrace individual expression, show respect for different opinions, and work together to create a culture where each of us is able to contribute fully. Our unique backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our ability to achieve Amazon's mission of being Earth's most customer-centric company.

Your experience and career development is in your hands:

Amazonians are required to chart their own path by driving their own development, career, and future at Amazon. The possibilities you explore, opportunities you take advantage of, and the impact you have are driven by your own ideas, interests, and initiative. There is an endless number of career paths at Amazon, so your path can really be tailored to you, with the expectation that you are the one navigating the right path forward and utilizing all of the resources and people available to make that happen.

Recruitment Process

The first step is to submit an application with your CV. We do not require academic transcripts or cover letters. Please note on your CV please add your year & month of graduation and your residency status.

In the initial phone interview, you will be asking a number of behavioral-based questions that relate to our leadership principles.
You might have to take an online assessment if you apply for a technical role which will assess your technical abilities as well as your workplace fit.

The next stage is the onsite or "virtual" interviews where you will be between 2 - 4 people who will ask you a combination of behavioural-based questions and technical questions depending on the role you have applied for.

All successful candidates have a passion for technology and the desire to always learn and be curious.

Remuneration & Career Growth

We offer a competitive salary for both interns and graduates.

Other benefits include for full-time hires commuter reimbursement, phone reimbursement as well as private health insurance.

As Amazon is a global company there is always scope to work internationally and move across teams.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.2
Overall score based on 6 reviews
They Score Best in…
7.7
Diversity
7.8
Recruitment
8.8
Salary
8.0
Work Hours
7.7
Diversity
7.8
Recruitment
8.8
Salary
8.0
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Constantly learning new things, the benefits, the globally recognised brand.
  • I work with great people who are incredibly talented. Nobody is unwilling to help, and they are all top performers with a wealth of knowledge and diverse experience. As such, I've benefited from learning on the job with incredible support this year from both non-technical and technical expertise, from all departments of the company. This doesn't just limit itself to formal business engagements, but my colleagues have been incredibly generous with their time. I've had many coffee chats with different levels of leadership where I have received priceless career and life advice. This again comes back to the great talent and diverse experience that makes up the workforce at Amazon.
  • The interview process was positive. Nice people who gave their time to also tell me about their job and time. The emphasis on experience and diverse experience was appreciated and that was why I wanted to work here. Getting results from interviews back took a long time.
  • Engaging customers, trying to identify their problems and connect them with the village of Amazonians that have the expertise to solve those problems. This means calling customers, hosting meetings, preparing experts with customer information for those meetings and collating compelling narratives around a problem or solution from our thousands of customer references. It also means connecting with the Amazon Partner Network - learning about our partners, their offerings and other opportunities or relationships with our customers.
  • Amazon has many small teams, so cooperation and teamwork are built into the hierarchy and culture, and people are amazingly helpful. Rarely has someone said, "No, I can't help."
  • Sometimes long hours due to working across timezones
  • Lack of rotation in graduate program
  • Something I need to adapt to is a "scrappy" way of working. To ensure Amazon still innovates like a start-up, even though it is the size of a conglomerate, Amazon has taken on this "day 1" approach, where every day we have a start-up mindset. This is operationalized in a "scrappy" way of working, whereby we test, re-iterate and have a bias for action. The flip side of this is that some programs and systems are not initially well thought out, and there is sometimes duplicate or conflicting information from different teams working on the same problem. Navigating this properly requires a mindset shift.
  • Flat hierarchy
  • Resume screening; online assessment (coding and behaviour simulation); single hour-long interview; four hour-long interviews.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra), New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington) + We have an option of being based in the office or having your role 100% remote.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Auckland
AWS is where innovation, risks, and ideas are celebrated. We are builders, we try new things, and imagine big dreams.
Salary
NZD 60,000 - 70,000 / Year

Graduate Job

Auckland
As a member of the AWS Support Engineering team in New Zealand you will be at the forefront of transformational technology.
Salary
NZD 60,000 - 70,000 / Year


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