My personal experience has been bad. I have slogged and my bosses have recognized my dedication and ownership but they think all women are here to follow orders. Having an opinion and disagreeing puts you in a bad place .They are still in 18th century
I've worked here for 3 years and have gotten a lot of opportunity; however, there is very much a "bro" culture at Amazon and women have to jump through many more hurdles than men do to get promotions or noticed at work. Also, there is very much a "gotcha" culture where making someone look bad in front of others is encouraged and a sign of "intelligence".
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It really depends on the team. If you get a great team where sexism is not that prominent, you can learn a lot and meet a lot of really awesome people.
there are some woman who get treated the right way but i'm sure that is just so they have someone on their side in a law suit.if you were to walk in there and take a look all you would see is young people in high paying positions and they don't need experience they are mostly men.age discrimination is a very big issue here.
I started here when my kids were in grade school. The flex time works well to be able to pick them up and do after school activities. I can also work from when I need to. My immediate team is about 1/2 women and I see people getting treated fairly. But I think it depends on your group and wouldn't say that is true for all of Amazon.
It is a "boys club" type of company. One woman has recently made it in the top management and this info made it in the news, though the news failed to mention she was the only woman, and the first to make it there. In most meetings, I am one of only two-three women out of 20 people in the room. All positions above my level are men only. You don't get above my level if you don't work 12 hours days constantly.
There are far fewer women in the tech orgs than the non-tech (retail) orgs. You can do well, but it's hard to balance family and work when almost no one around you is a primary caregiver for children (and thus are able to work late at a moment's notice or over the weekend). You come across as inefficient if you don't do the same.
I have been here only a year, but I see equality between men and women and think they are generous in your paid time off, vacation time and unpaid time off..There are probably more men managers then women (70/30)but I believe everyone gets a fair shake..
if you are unemployed at least it's a job. I like what I so because I was blessed to get placed in a good department. I see others in departments with high rates that get written up. The rates are too high in some departments.
Be prepared for no structure at all, the company is hugely innovative but it is literally survival of the fittest. You will have to be extremely assertive and no one will be there to help you navigate.