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Amazon Web Services



Industry
I.T. & T
Company size
10,001+
Founded
2006
Headquarters
Seattle, WA

Workplace initiatives at Amazon Web Services

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy No
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador* No
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave No
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 14 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 6 weeks **
Paid volunteer days Yes (informal policy)
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership Yes (internal policies)

About Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Millions of customers currently leverage AWS cloud products and solutions to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability. Tens of thousands of customers use a broad range of AWS services. This has accelerated AWS’ pace in machine learning, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and serverless computing. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world.

Here at AWS, you’ll experience unparalleled ownership and impact on our products, and be empowered to innovate and deliver. For people who like to invent, there's no better place to build than AWS. We're currently hiring in a variety of different technical and business roles.

Come build the future with AWS.

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Building an inclusive culture

Amazon has always been, and always will be, committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek builders from all backgrounds to join our teams, and we encourage our employees to bring their authentic, original, and best selves to work. Amazon’s mission is “To be earth’s most customer-centric company” and this mission is central to our work in diversity and inclusion. Diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our products and services and help us better serve customers, selling partners, employees and community stakeholders from every background.

Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

To support building our inclusive culture, Amazon’s affinity groups lead in community-building, mentorship, and programs to build awareness around customer inclusion.

In ANZ, we have well-established affinity groups including

  • Women@AmazonANZ - committed to attracting, developing and retaining women in both tech and non-tech roles across all of Amazon's businesses; and
  • Glamazon - mentoring employees (LGBTQ and allies) and promoting diversity and visibility in recruiting and throughout Amazon.

With executive and company sponsorship, these groups play an important role in building internal networks for creating a community, advising Amazon business units, leading in service projects, and reaching out to communities where Amazonians live and work.

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In ANZ, Amazon was the headline sponsor for the ‘Women in Tech’ conference in Sydney in September 2018 and regularly participates in a number of Women in Technology initiatives across Australia.

We are proud to host Code-Like-a-Girl school holiday workshops for primary and high school-aged girls, and have sponsored the Girl Geeks Hackathon and #SheHacks 2018.

AWS recently held the inaugural SheBuilds AWS Community Days in Sydney and Melbourne sharing diversity of thought and inclusion in the tech space with a showcase of extraordinary female leaders with technical deep dive sessions, a fireside chat and a networking lunch.

We also provide our Amazonian women with regular opportunities for skill-building, networking, wellness, support and mentoring opportunities through our Women@AmazonANZ affinity group.

For Amazon Web Services, it is always Day 1 and we are constantly striving to do more in recruiting and retaining diverse talent. We are very excited to be partnering with WORK180!

Hear from Women@Amazon

Amazon Web Services and ‘We Power Tech’

We Power Tech is the AWS diversity and inclusion outreach program launched in 2017 aimed to increase the number of AWS technologists from underrepresented groups. The program works with diversity focused organizations and spans K-12 to working professionals globally ensuring there is a pipeline of tech talent that is as diverse as our world. Since then, we have trained hundreds of new technologists through our Underrepresented in Tech series.

In ANZ, we hosted our first ‘We Power Tech’ event in Sydney on International Women’s Day 2018. We also featured a ‘We Power Tech’ Panel Discussion as part of the Innovation Day during the Sydney Summit covering topics related to Gender, Sexual Orientation, Culture/Race, Disability, and Veteran Status.

"Amazon has always been, and always will be, committed to diversity and inclusion. At Amazon, we proactively create forums to enable Amazonians to seek out and share diverse perspectives. One of these forums in ANZ is our Women@Amazon affinity group, giving Amazonians a say in shaping their work environment. The Women@Amazon ANZ affinity group is supported by our ANZ Diversity and Inclusion leadership committee, and provides critical inputs and insights about where the company should focus its diversity efforts – from how we attract and hire, in retaining and developing Amazonians and our thought leadership in the ANZ community." Michelle Hardie, President of Women@Amazon (ANZ Chapter) & Enterprise Business Development Manager, AWS

* Employer has undertaken the requirements to be on the Pay Equity Ambassador list, administered by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

** This benefit will provide paid leave for up to 6 (six) weeks within the first year of a child’s birth or adoption. To be eligible for this leave, the employee must have at least one year of continuous service by the date the child is born or legally adopted. For employees who are eligible to receive the Maternity / Adoption Leave, these policies combined provide up to 20 (twenty) weeks of paid leave