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We crowdsource Amazon's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Amazon's employee reviews and anonymous tips from Amazon employees.

Amazon Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Amazon offers 20 weeks of paid maternity leave, 0 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 6 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

Benefits Lower Median/
Consensus
Upper Corrections,
Tips & Comments
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 8
20
43% Consensus
20
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 0
0
50% Consensus
12
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 0
6
75% Consensus
6
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
?
Unknown - please leave a tip
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Technology: Consumer Internet Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Technology: Consumer Internet industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12 10
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 9
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 6 7
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 7 8
Maternity Leaves Taken at Amazon
    • Lady Norge Girl
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Juniper
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • Lady sammygirl
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady I
    • 13 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Redhead
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady sde
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 16 weeks unpaid
    • Lady R88
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Amalthea
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady mom0f3100914
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 40 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon255
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady camelbak
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon527
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • Lady BabiesMom
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • anon1582
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid

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Amazon Maternity Leave Comments
  • "Seems there's no paid maternity leave or child care, and the top levels seem uninterested in considering either until enough women quit over it. I hope that's not true but I heard it from multiple sources." - Lady anon263
  • "I took Maternity Leaves 2 times. Both time I felt forced to come back immediately after 8 weeks of paid leave otherwise. Work/Life Balance doesn't exist. Find a good boss who understands your situation is a key but this company moves very quickly and frequent reorgs make it hard to stick to one boss you like and finally found." - Lady Norge Girl
  • "I've worked here for 3 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues. Also, while maternity leave is generous here I think women are judged harshly by some colleagues and managers for taking the full time." - Lady I
  • "I worked here for 5 years. The pre-kids years were ok because I could work long hours, moved around and got good opportunities/experience, and I felt like I was learning. Once I had kids my priorities shifted, I set boundaries and decided not to put in long hours anymore. Even though I was working more efficiently and getting the same amount of work done, I think this caused my career to stagnate. I was viewed as someone who was not on a promotion path, and was not challenged/learning anymore. Management is male-dominated (Jeff Bezos has zero female direct reports) and maternity leave is bare minimum required by law. Turnover is high, particularly among women, especially women having kids." - Lady Amalthea
  • "Male dominated both day-to-day and on the leadership front, but they're making some effort for change. They could definitely do more, but it's a bit of a funnel problem with the industry as a whole. There are women support groups and some genuine diversity initiatives. I think more can be done for childcare and maternity for sure." - Lady Ariadne
  • "Hard work with few benefits. Great for the childless or people who can do the hours- there's no explicit boys club. But work/life balance is hard and could hold you back. Maternity benefits very poor for industry (no paternity leave at all). No daycare benefits, 1 year wait lists." - Lady anon255
  • "Being a technology company, employees and managers are naturally men-heavy. Given how smart the employees are, it's surprising there isn't more structural support for (new) moms. For starters, they need to catch up on giving more generous maternity (and paternity) leave. They should also take tips from moms and turn them into standard expectations/ policies: returning/ starting with part-time work after maternity leave, having a new mom mentor, etc." - Lady camelbak

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