Complete with height-adjustable desks, quiet rooms, a wall of iconic Singlish phrases, and a milestone wall of company events, the 100,000 sq ft office will hold over 30 teams and up to 700 employees.
One of IT's Big Five, Amazon, has cemented its presence in Singapore with a new office in the city-state's CBD area of Asia Square as anchor tenant. Named SIN16, the new office is designed to enable agile working, learning, and collaboration, occupying over 100,000 sq ft.
The workspace is expected to accommodate up to 700 employees from Amazon's Consumer business and Corporate functions, both of which are functions expected to grow rapidly, with over 110 job openings currently available locally. Another 200+ new jobs are likely to be added to these departments in Singapore by end-2022, to expand the company's range of offerings in Singapore as well as include more support for local businesses to go global.
Currently, Amazon has approximately 2,000 full-time and part-time employees in Singapore, having created more than 1,000 direct jobs since 2019.
In total, the office, spanning three floors, will house more than 30 teams, including employees supporting Amazon.sg and Amazon Fresh, Amazon Advertising, Prime Video, seller enablement, and other regional corporate functions.
"Our new office at Asia Square demonstrates our ongoing commitment to invest in Singapore, and the long-term potential for the country to be a leader in the global digital economy," said Henry Low, Country Manager, Amazon Singapore. “The way we work has been changed by the pandemic forever so as our teams continue to grow here, the new space will ensure they have the flexibility and ample space to collaborate, co-create, and continue to innovate on our customers' behalf.”
Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong said Amazon's announcement to expand its presence in Singapore highlights that global companies are looking to Singapore as a destination for innovation, reinforcing the country's position as a regional technology hub.
Ang Chin Tah, Senior Vice President, Digital Industry Singapore also commented: "Amazon's office move marks a key milestone in the company's growth journey in Singapore. Amazon has been a trusted partner in our tech ecosystem, driving innovation and creating pathways for local businesses to go global.”
The office space features a milestone wall of key events in Amazon’s journey in Singapore, along with prominent wall panels highlighting core company values known as leadership principles such as “Customer Obsession”, “Learn and Be Curious”, “Best Employer” and more.
Features of the vibrant culture of Singapore: Rooms across the office are named after local streets and landmarks, including a wall featuring iconic Singlish phrases.
Employees can unwind at the pantry and mini café, equipped with Nespresso coffee machines and game tables, including amenities to play billiards, foosball, and electronic darts. They can also enjoy interactive board game walls of Scrabble and Chess.
Collaboration spaces: The office includes a product showcase area for teams to highlight the products and services they develop, as well as 50 breakout areas for informal discussions and brainstorms. The office also has five large meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 14 pax each. All meeting rooms and training rooms are AV/VC capable and are equipped with video-conferencing capabilities.
Facilities for work and learning: Employees can enjoy height-adjustable desks as well as individual lockers to safekeep their personal items. Teams and employees who require more privacy and focus can access 33 quiet rooms and 12 phone booths spread across three floors. There are two training rooms that can double up as physical townhall event spaces.
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