Amazon Benefits/Perks

Edison Chouest Offshore / Legal jGGW76
May 30 40 Comments

I’d appreciate some serious responses, instead of the usual banana jokes.

My recruiter said that Amazon (I’ve specifically been offered a job at AWS, L5) employees have a portal to log into which gives them access to the list of employee perks & benefits such as gym membership discounts, cell phone discounts, etc. They won’t just give me the list of all of the discounts (they claim it’s too long lol) but will let me know about particular discounts if I tell her what I’m interested in.

Can someone list some of the benefits available? For example, she told me about the 30% AT&T phone bill discount which is really great.

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TOP 40 Comments
  • Google / Sales meatballer
    They probably aren't that great. It is kind of like having a coupon book. If you are really frugal and enjoy clipping virtual coupons than you may enjoy some benefits, but it's not really Amazon giving you perks. It's economies of scale.
    May 30 2
    • Amazon fu-cong
      This is very true. I haven’t seen any useful benefits here (unless you count 10% employee discount up to $1000 each year, smh)
      May 30
    • Amazon Bgybgj
      Yup. I'd confirm Google's suspicions. They're all things like 10-20% off things. Nothing that's really spectacular.
      May 31
  • Edison Chouest Offshore / Legal jGGW76
    OP
    One perk that I was surprised by is that they will pay the taxes on my relocation package. I’ve read horror stories of people getting stuck with a huge tax bill because of the expensive relocation package. My hiring manager said that they are paying the tax for me. Is that team/role defendant?
    May 30 8
    • Edison Chouest Offshore / Legal jGGW76
      OP
      Level 5
      TC breakdown is
      94 salary
      19,800 lump sum sign on bonus on my first pay check
      15,500 2nd year sign on bonus paid monthly
      32 stock
      May 30
    • Facebook / Strategy miikescott
      This is quite low. What role is this for?
      May 30
    • Edison Chouest Offshore / Legal jGGW76
      OP
      Seriously? I thought it was a good offer :(
      It’s a non tech role. Contracts Manager
      May 30
    • Facebook / Strategy miikescott
      Oh, makes sense then. I retract my statement.
      May 30
    • Edison Chouest Offshore / Legal jGGW76
      OP
      Whew. You had me thinking I was getting screwed lol
      May 30
  • Amazon FinallyAmz
    Banana is serious, because there is no other real benefits.
    May 30 0
  • Amazon vulgarity
    Amazon extras. Apart from few discounts on really expensive gyms and 30%off on bose, nothing great
    May 30 6
    • Amazon vulgarity
      I am on ATT and this is news to me. I think it's 30% off on data plan maybe? Coz I've used university/corporate discount before , and it's always on data plan. Either way you can get phone bill reimbursed upto 50$ apparently
      May 30
    • Edison Chouest Offshore / Legal jGGW76
      OP
      Interesting. What team are you on? I’d be working in the legal department of AWS.

      Side question: how is the legal department viewed at Amazon? I know engineers are the bread and butter of the whole company, but I’m just wondering how the legal team is viewed at Amazon. Where I currently work, our dept is highly respected throughout the company. I’m just curious if it’s the same at Amazon/AWS or if the dept is looked down on or whatever.
      May 30
    • Amazon vulgarity
      I'm not an engineer. and though I really like the overall inclusive culture of the company, especially since I moved from a legacy fortune 50 company, truth is everyone apart from SDE is basically treated like second class citizens
      May 30
    • Microsoft MUlg35
      @vulgarity

      That’s unfortunate. I saw several Solution Architect roles in my area and considered applying. Would you recommend that role? PFE in Azure at the moment.
      May 30
    • Amazon HbeA84
      I thought it was a 25% discount on ATT but only monthly recurring costs and doesn't include either data plan or the unlimited texting (can't recall which), or payment plans for points. Overall it ended up just saving me $20 or $25 on my 4 line plan. Gym discounts are only on select Seattle area gyms. You can get a 20% discount off woolanf zoo tickets. Overall, not much to write home about.
      May 30
  • Amazon new_ew
    Never used that website. Discounts on stuff I don't need from brands that I don't buy.
    May 30 0
  • Google / Sales meatballer
    Getting a corporate discount on a phone is expected. Most companies at this point pay for your entire bill, especially if you are in any kind of non-tech role.
    May 30 0
  • Amazon LAxL08
    What area are you in? You get almost $500/month for transportation and parking if you’re in the bay . There are a lot of other random discount codes like Bose, city passes, gym, phone, etc.
    May 30 6
    • Amazon LAxL08
      I think Seattle only gets 🍌
      May 30
    • Amazon LAxL08
      But there is a list internally. Look it up when you start
      May 30
    • Amazon LAxL08
      But honestly nothing amazing. Frugality is part of LP
      May 30
    • Amazon JfNg37
      I work in the Bay Area and I am not aware of this perk, what should I be looking for?
      May 30
    • Amazon LAxL08
      Look in inside and see if you’re eligible to sign up for wagework. $240 for trans $240 for parking if you’re eligible
      May 31
  • Amazon amznkk
    One of their best discount is on car rentals, especially during summer when car rentals surge prices, Amazon's code offers a low flat rate rental which is sometimes 60-70% savings.
    May 30 2
    • Amazon vulgarity
      Where do you find this code
      May 30
    • Amazon amznkk
      Inside
      May 30
  • Amazon saywha
    Lol
    May 30 0
  • Lol what they mean is that they won’t deduct taxes , you will pay it while filing refund . Source - ex Amazonian who relocated a while ago
    May 30 3
    • Edison Chouest Offshore / Legal jGGW76
      OP
      No I specifically asked about that. They said they are paying the taxes on my behalf so I won’t have to pay when I file. Apparently it’s an extra perk to get me to accept the offer.
      May 30
    • Edison Chouest Offshore / Legal jGGW76
      OP
      This is what my offer letter says. I’m not familiar with exactly what this means though.
      May 30
    • Amazon new_ew
      Yeah, if $ x was promised as your relocation amount, your W2 will show 3x the relocation amount as payment to you, but you will get $ x in your bank account. $2x would be sent to IRS directly by Amazon as tax.
      May 30
  • Amazon / Product
    amazeus

    Amazon Product

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    Microsoft
    amazeusmore
    It's kind of like a crappy version of the Microsoft prime program
    May 31 0
  • Conflicting title.
    May 30 0
  • Oracle / Eng intvlife
    Serious 🍌
    May 30 0