Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Aerospace Engineer

Engineering

January 1970

Great place to work. i really enjoyed my time there.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

Everything depends on the team. I have been fortunate to work on teams where women were strongly represented in leadership positions (all the way through the VP-levels); however, I have heard that more IT/AWS type teams are more heavily male-dominated. Note that all SVPs (except HR) are men at Amazon.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Senior Product Manager

IT

January 1970

Negotiate strongly at the offer stage - getting better compensation or promotion to next level is very hard once you are in

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    While flexibility is there, I am not sure it doesn't impact negatively your promotion/compensation prospects

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / 4 unpaid

    My job before maternity was actually given to another person, and I was then 'asked' to do a different role even though if wasn't my preference

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I still think it's worth having Amazon on your resume for future career progression

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Senior Product Manager

Operations

January 1970

Pick your team wisely - work life balance and culture differ based on the leadership within your team

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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January 1970

It’s very easy to get sucked into working at all hours. It’s also very possible that if you aren’t willing to tip the work life balance scales more in favor of work than life that your coworkers will get promoted faster than you. To a certain extent, Amazon performance assessment policies do encourage competition, so this is something to keep in mind and be prepared for.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    It’s been easy for me to take time for doctors appointments or to work from home when I need to. I’m hoping to negotiate a more concrete work from home agreement in the future. I’m unsure of how this will go as I have not seen anyone else do this yet.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. While I don’t believe women are explicitly treated unequally at Amazon, there certainly isn’t anything approaching gender parity at the reporting-to-Jeff level, and I regularly come into contact with teams that are comprised entirely of men. Amazon corporate may not be as bad as the NYTimes article made it out to be, but it’s still a very fast-paced and at times punishing workplace. Establishing a work life balance can be very difficult, and at times it does appear people who are willing to work 24/7 are rewarded above people who work slightly more normal hours. It really comes down to who your manager is, and very often who your skip level is too.

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January 1970

Expect to work hard and be exhausted, but the benefits are fantastic!

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    There are ways to have a bit of flexibility but the hoops to jump through are exhausting.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Operations

January 1970

Progression is slow. You need to aim for the highest possible role that your qualifications will permit you to rather than playing it safe. If you are rejected you can always re-apply another time using the feedback you receive.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    It's ok. It depends on if you work in the warehouse or an office

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    I have been on pregnancy related sick leave for 6 months and Amazon was amazing with this.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

You need to set your own boundaries for work/life balance. The company will take every ounce of your time if you let it.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Can vary widely depending on the team you work for.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    20 paid / unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. You need to be a strong female who is willing to share your opinion in meetings. They have a data driven culture, and be comfortable defending your position without taking offense to this type of environment.

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January 1970

You have to work here, applications are a little bit difficult but when you'll be in it would be much more easy.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Virtual Customer Service Representative

Customer Service

January 1970

Amazon has the best compensation that I have found. And they also do a lot of their promoting from within. If you can find a way to view your home office as a job site and treat it like this, it is a wonderful option for women at all levels.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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