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Women who are software development engineers have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.5, 0% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $100k-$150k.

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Lady Arietty

Amazon

Software Development Engineer, AWS

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January 1970

Amazon is largely male-dominated, and so at times, it can definitely feel isolating being one of the few women in the office (only 12% are women in my organization). Also, from my experience, team events can often gear towards male interests, and I feel that the upper management does not see supporting diversity in tech as a priority. There has been many times when a letter to the upper management regarding better environment for women employees goes unheard. As well, (unsurprisingly) it is not uncommon to see unconscious bias in the office and insensitive comments coming from male coworkers. The good thing is, there is a very large and supportive community for women in engineering, where such topics are discussed. Employees also have the chance to attend many events, like the Grace Hopper Conference. It is just that, oftentimes, it can feel like mostly everyone who cares are women. And so we don't see improvements to the workplace as quickly as other companies.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Depends on the team

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Lady Adventure

Amazon

Software Development Engineer

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I had a great experience for my first two years; I learned so much and could now go to any tech company and be successful. However, when I started moving up the ladder (or trying to) and taking on more responsibility, I became very frustrated. I didn't have the support I needed to grow, the atmosphere is very aggressive and the overall culture (including the "leadership principles") does seem to favor men.

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