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6 December 2020

Does Amazon offer relocation assistance?

Pros

- You get to work on challenging projects - The relocation package is very good

Cons

- The work life balance in some projects is terrible - Career advancement can be very slow

The relocation package is very good

6 December 2020

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28 January 2019

Does Amazon offer massages?

Pros

- Amazing projects - Great Learning curve and moving up ladder in career - Stocks are good source of income

Cons

- Give more perks like food, free massages like Facebook and Google

Advice to Management

Improve a healthy perk life for employees

Give more perks like food, free massages like Facebook and Google

28 January 2019

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1 August 2018

Does Amazon have a sabbatical or career break policy?

Pros

* Culture - fellow Amazonians are genuinely interested to help you (and Amazon) succeed * Processes - Amazon is best-in-class for inventing and instituting processes intended to optimize efficiency and reduce redundancy * Leadership - Long-term strategic visionary CEO supported by strong staff of senior leaders * Job mobility - once you are in, it's relatively easy to move around to different roles for continuous development and career advancement * Work / Life balance - contrary to all the negative press from 2015 timeframe, it's actually quite a balanced workload (it's really up to the employee and manager to figure out what works fore you) * Stock - if you are fortunate enough to get a role that offers RSUs, Amazon provides employees an opportunity to grow their wealth along with the company's stock price * Personal Development - Amazon offers many avenues for personal development ranging from online courses to mentorships to rotational roles in new areas

Cons

* Salary is lower than peer companies however that gap is typically offset by total comp including sign-on bonus plus stock (if role is eligable) * 401k match less generous than peer companies (Amazon matches $0.50 for every $1 of employee contribution up to a certain point) * No charitable matching (Amazon does not match employee charitable donations) * No sabbatical program

Advice to Management

* Keep up the inspirational leadership with long-term strategic thinking and innovative, swing for the fences risk-taking * Recognize and reward the good work of standout employees - provide them with opportunities for increased responsibility

No sabbatical program

1 August 2018

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24 July 2020

Does Amazon offer dental insurance?

Pros

Good vision and dental insurance, and great time off options.

Cons

10 Hour Shifts. I prefer 8 hour shifts. The extra 2 hours make a difference.

Good vision and dental insurance, and great time off options.

24 July 2020

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15 April 2019

Does Amazon offer parental leave?

Pros

Extensive opportunity for growth, both in scope of any individual role, as well as cross-functionally through lateral transfers. Drive your own development and seek out mentors/high-impact projects. There is a lot of autonomy to complete work however best you operate (i.e. work from home, nice office spaces, etc.) Pay is competitive and benefits are great, particularly maternity and parental leave and certain commuter benefits.

Cons

With any company, a bad manager can ruin an employment experience, but that is not unique to Amazon.

work from home, nice office spaces, etc.) Pay is competitive and benefits are great, particularly maternity and parental leave and certain commuter benefits.

15 April 2019

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