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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
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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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JustOneMore 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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anon1582
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January 1970

Evaluate the team and the manager. If there is a team of only single male employees and the woman is a mother, then the challenges and schedules will be different. Choosing a team is just as important as an employeer choosing and employee.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$20k-$50k
8 paid / 4 unpaid
Maternity often means "mommy track". I was told that having kids would "remove me from being considered" a high achiever.
Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
Hours
Depends on the role and manager.
Improve my compensation
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guest
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January 1970

Have an impact on team to ensure managers will notice

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$0-$25k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
Hours, Policies
Depends on team manager and team culture
Promote more women into leadership positions
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Lady abcxyz Senior Software Development Engineer
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January 1970

Very fast paced. Requires high sense of ownership. Benefits are standard, not many other perks.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
9 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes
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Lady BabiesMom Software Developer, Digital
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January 1970

It really depends on your manager. The company as a whole does a terrible job promoting diversity etc. Compared to other prospective employers in the area, it has the worst maternity leave policy (and no paternity leave policy). The fact that there is 0 paid paternity leave is particularly unfair - how comfortable are you in taking maternity leave, if somene else who has kids get none? My direct manager was amazing, so I had a pretty good experience there, but my boss' boss was from Turkey, and had a very traditional eastern-european approach to childcare (stay at home mom, travel a lot father) and therefore wasn't very supportive to my career. Whenever he came to my area, he spent the entire time talking to another developer (also turkish) in turkish. Amazon is such a mixed bag. As a company, they don't focus at all on any of the things more enlightened companies at least try to focus on (parental leave, diversity and inclusion, work life balance), but depending on your direct manager or your peers, things can be really good there. Or really bad. Also worth noting, there is only 1 nursing room per building (although its pretty nice). During my year of nursing, I was able to get into the nursing room exactly 2 times. There were around 20 lactating mothers in the entire building, each taking 30 minutes or so to do their thing, it was pretty much impossible. All the meeting rooms/offices have transparent doors. I had to bring a sheet, kick my manager out of his office, and hang it up on his door, and pump in there. Terrible.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
8 hours
8 paid / 4 unpaid
No
It really depends on your boss.
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Lady peacewme Recruiter, Human Resources
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January 1970

Be prepared to bet treated as sub-par and to fight for every win. I worked there for just over 2 years and being run over by under experienced and dehumanizing males, it made it difficult to "do the right thing" on a daily basis. If you "disagree and commit" you are a stark raving bi_-_ and if you don't stand firm you don't have "backbone".

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
More than 12 hours
None taken
No
Depending upon the role and the specific team as many are "good 'ol boy's clubs"

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