I been with the company 3 years. I have anxiety and when i was on the brink of an attack i went down to amcare. When i got there i was sent back to my department because it wasnt work related and at this time i was pregnant. I had an attack and was sent home but all could've been avoided because i just needed to sit down and breathe. I was taking out of work in January and stayed out until april due to the company giving me the run around about my return. I had my child in May and didnt return until August not because of doctor request the company again gave me the run around about returning. If you use all you personal, vacation and upt and there is an emergency or you have to be out of work for any reason other then for yourself you are up for termination if a personal leave is not requested which is unpaid. You can have a sick child take them to the doctor and have a excuse present it will not be accepted as they dont accept doctor excuses of any kind.
im a single mother of a six yr old, yes amazon is 10 hrs but only 4 days, i get 3 days to be with my kid! They treat men and woman the same no matter your race and even offer us classes like nursing or cdl at no cost to us because they care about our future. As far as holidays go, your entering a business that sells Online... people like your family members want there items they ordered so people like us work holidays to get the product to them. This yr amazon gave us christmas off and delayed time so we could enjoy thanksgiving. They also give as plenty of pt,upt and vaca, it is our responsibility to use it wisely and we get it every other week and upt every 3 monthes cant beat that.
I have always been an assertive woman. I am independent and, as a single mom, don't beat around the bush. I was told that I "had a tone" during my reviews. I was told to be more respectful of the senior members of the team. I was one of the only women in my department and between the push-up contests and "beer friday" I never felt at home there. They finally added more women to the team, but they were not allies. It was everyone for themselves there. I wouldn't work there again if you paid me a million dollars.
I worked here for over 4 years and had good and bad experience. I think the way that promotions are done (you have to initiate your own promotion), the fact that reviews are stack ranked and the overall culture of aggressiveness was a deterrent to my success and enjoyment. It is heavily male dominated; I think only about 10% of the tech side is women. However, I know that there are efforts in place to change the way promotions are done, to create a training course on how to be an ally, to improve the way reviews are handled so to avoid unconscious bias. When I worked there, I felt like there were people that cared but upper management wasn't bought into making changes but it sounds like maybe they are now.
I've worked here for 2.5 years, and you need to pick your team selectively. I previously worked on an all-male team and feel I was treated differently. However, I rotated to a new team with mostly female leadership and now have a completely different experience. Since the company has grown quickly, the experience truly depends on your immediate team and does vary widely.
I've worked here for 9 years - left twice and returned. I appreciate being part of a company that innovates & is on the leading edge in so many areas. The work is scrappy and is endless - which is why its important to set boundaries & stick to them. There are many ways you can make an impact & take on special projects, but it can be difficult to prioritize with daily/weekly demands. I enjoyed being surrounded by smart people that take ownership. Flat leadership structure means lots of lateral moves, and not many upward promotions - which is something that takes getting used to.
The company in general has more men than women, however, I do believe women are treated fairly, at least from my experience so far.
This is a very driver driver company. You have to be focused and aggressive and speak up.
There are no woman in the upper echelons of management. There is a lack of overall diversity of thought. Only very aggressive Type A personalities are valued.
I have worked here 3 years and although there are many women who work here, most behave as they are still in high school or never were part of sorority. They find validation of self worth by being catty rather than supporting other women.
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