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EcommGal Account Executive, Sales
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January 1970

Has come a long way and continues to improve on maternity, job shares and promoting women

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$75k
None taken
Yes
Hours, Policies
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Amazon Media Group has a very flexible shceudle for their sales staff. Many hours are spent on the road traveling so there is time allowed to work from home.
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Improve my compensation
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anon2993 Software Development Manager, Engineering
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January 1970

Amazon has managers, so if you find a good one stick with him or her. Generally the company rewards leaders for business results even if they are not good people managers/leaders.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
>$100k
None taken
Yes
Hours, Culture, Policies
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Terrible promotion process, this requires a ton of work on managers and most people that do get promote (esp. at higher levels) pretty much push their managers and manage the political process of gathering support. This does not help women get promoted at same rate, as most women will only push their managers to that extend when they are way overdue for promotions.
Promote more women into leadership positions
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anon2978 Sr Social Media Manager, Marketing
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January 1970

Find a mentor and find allies. We misuse a leadership principle (Earns Trust) as a crutch for calling women "demanding", "bitchy". we are aggressive not assertive.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
>$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
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My team is flexible in terms of hours and if you need to work from home but that also goes the opposite way as in, they expect you to be available all the time and work crazy hours.
There are a ton of different teams at Amazon and some women have good experiences. I would encourage female applicants to network with Amazonians and ask a lot of questions about culture.
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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redshift
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January 1970

Be prepared to experience some low key, classic misogyny: getting interrputed by men, having to fight a little harder to be taken seriously, etc. If you can handle that, you will learn a lot. Also be prepared to be discouraged that there are virtually no women in director-level positions or above.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$25k-$50k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
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As a human being, I would recommend working here. As a woman, I probably would not. The leadership of our team is entirely made up of men. Diversity is referred to as a "problem", not an area of opportunity. Women are frequently talked over, not taken as seriously as their male counterparts, and struggle to find opportunities to advance in their careers, despite having delivered on just as much as the men receiving promotions over them.
Promote more women into leadership positions
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anon2911 Area Manager, Operations
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January 1970

Dont do it if you want a family; work-life balance is poor

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
None taken
Yes
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Treat me like a real person and provide communication/feedback
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blunderwoman
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January 1970

You have to have incredibly thick skin to work at Amazon. The environment is very stressful, the hours are long and demanding, especially during the last 4 months of the year due to the holiday shopping season which affects most of the company. The culture is not a friendly one, often times when you ask for help you will not receive it then you will get bad feedback for not being able to complete something that you never received training on.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
No
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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Maven
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January 1970

You have to be very aggressive and protect your boundaries to spend time with your family. This will likely limit your ability to move up though.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
>$150k
>$100k
None taken
Not for Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
No
Promote more women into leadership positions
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Firecat
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January 1970

Consider another employer unless you are willing to sacrifice work over family -there is little respect for family time off /a double standard for women at Amazon. It's a super hard environment in general but tougher if you are in senior roles and balancing a family. Be prepared to work 60 hour weeks.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
>$150k
>$100k
None taken
Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
No
Culture is male dominated-needs to change from to mgmt or hiring won't be successful
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Anonymous - 9873
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January 1970

proceed with caution, they will low ball you on the initial offer

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
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Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
Policies
it's very group specific and would depend on the org
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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Anonymous - 9860 Engineering Intern
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January 1970

My team was great but there were very few women in leadership positions.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$25k-$50k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Not for Promotion
Hours
They seem to be trying to improve but they are not there yet.
Promote more women into leadership positions

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