Corporate commuter compensation

Amazon randname19
Aug 17, 2018 17 Comments

I was wondering what type of commuter benefits other companies in the Bay were giving out; when I worked for Amazon in Seattle, we had an unlimited public transit pass and I think we could get a pretty sizable amount of parking money back (idr how much cuz I never used it), but in the bay Amazon only gives you a choice of like $130 to split between parking and public transit or I think just a monthly Caltrain pass, and I was wondering how that compared to other companies here

Edit: $130 is a post-tax amount
Also, I work for Lab126, so if you work in a different subsidiary of Amazon and have different commuter benefits, please feel free to share

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  • Amazon
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    Amazon in Bay Area offers CalTrain Go pass, valid for unlimited rides, 365 days/year. That is in addition to the $130.
    Lot of people I know, use that $130 towards CalTrain parking and ride for free.
    Aug 17, 2018 2
    • Amazon randname19
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      I didn’t know we could get a Caltrain pass in addition to the $130
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Amazon
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      I'm not sure if it's an AWS thing or Amazon as a whole, but definitely you get both in AWS at least. The reason I doubt it could be AWS is that I had to get my CalTrain pass from SJC15 Palo Alto and not from SJC10 Sunnyvale.
      Aug 18, 2018
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    “Sizable amount”? 😆 It’s only $160/month, which pays for 7 days each month ($21/day).
    Aug 17, 2018 1
    • Amazon randname19
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      I think that would be enough to cover a monthly pass at a garage? That’s also more than enough to street park every day, though that would be a stressful lifestyle
      Aug 19, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Right Alot
    What are you talking about, we get $240/mo on a wage works card that's good on Clipper and several parking options, and Uber pool.
    Aug 17, 2018 7
    • Amazon / Eng Right Alot
      Are you in A9 or lab126 or one of the subsidiaries in the city?
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Amazon randname19
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      Lab126
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Right Alot
      Oh that's like an entirely different company
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Amazon randname19
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      I guess I didn’t expect other subsidiaries to differ in that regard, but I’ll edit the post to reflect Lab126
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Amazon randname19
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      Where do you work? A9?
      Aug 19, 2018
  • fuseproject Awfr11
    $100/mo. @ fuseproject
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Zillow Group ACNY12
    We used to get $500/month now we get $300 but after something like $260 you get taxes
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Pivotal / Eng
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    At Pivotal it's different on a per-office basis but I believe our Bay Area folks get $300/mo.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Pre-tax commute deductions from payroll is the most common.
    Aug 17, 2018 0