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Joining Amazon - Employee Onboarding

Employee Sentiment

The prevailing opinion from employees about joining Amazon is that the company was very prepared on their first day. Amazon employees concluded that their overall onboarding experience was positive. 66% said their direct manager was helpful with their acclimation during the first 90 days. First impressions are important, and how prepared a company is on your first day leaves a lasting impression.

Did you have a positive onboarding experience when you were hired at your current company?
Very Prepared
32%
Prepared
28%
Somewhat Prepared
25%
Unprepared
8%
Very Unprepared
7%
How prepared was your company on your first day of onboarding?
Was your direct manager helpful with your onboarding during your first 90 days?
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Meet Your Managers

Your direct manager highly affects your experience at a company; overall managers at Amazon are rated a B. At Amazon most employees said they received feedback every week or once a month. 68% of employees also said they felt comfortable giving their managers feedback. Learn More about your managers at Amazon.

Every week
31%
Once a month
27%
Once a quarter
20%
Once a year
10%
Never
12%
How often do you get valuable feedback on how to improve at work?
Does your boss expect you to work when you're on vacation?
Do you feel comfortable giving your boss negative feedback?
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Negotiate Salary

If you think you and your skill set should be valued higher than your offer, negotiate your salary! 37% of men and 26% of women at Amazon said they negotiated their salaries. On average, Amazon employees earn $114,073. Amazon ranks in the Top 50% for compensation in Seattle. Learn More about Salaries at Amazon.

Average Salaries at Amazon by Department
$161k*
Engineering
$169k
Product
$121k*
Design
$172k*
Marketing
$118k
Operations
$68k*
Admin
$180k*
Business Dev
$116k*
Finance
$222k*
Communications
$55k*
Customer Support
$154k*
HR
$118k*
IT
$149k*
Legal
$267k*
Sales

* Estimated salaries Estimated salaries are based on data provided anonymously by employees and/or estimated by other statistical methods.

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Get Acclimated

Now that you’ve joined Amazon, get acclimated. Is lunch a social time or do people sit at their desks? At Amazon the most common answer selected by employees is a 30 minutes break. Understand your coworkers and why they’ve chosen to stay at Amazon, many employees say it’s because of the comp & benefits.

Company Mission
14%
Comp & Benefits
40%
Co-Workers
9%
Comfort & Familiarity
23%
Career Advancement Opportunities
14%
What's the main reason you stay at your current company?
>1 hour
9%
1 hour
23%
45 minutes
16%
30 minutes
30%
I eat at my desk
22%
How long do you take for lunch breaks?
Multiple times a week
15%
Once a week
17%
Once a month
21%
Once a quarter
18%
Never
29%
How often do you socialize with team members outside of work?
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Professional Development

Amazon ranks in the Top 40% of companies for professional development in Seattle. 64% of employees feel as though Amazon is beneficial to their continuous career growth, and 43% said they had a mentor at the office. Learn More about Professional Development at Amazon.

Do you have a mentor at work?
Does your current company provide you meaningful opportunities for career advancement?
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