Amazon Employee Benefit: Stock Options | Glassdoor

Amazon Stock Options

Updated Jul 20, 2014

410 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Eligible employees receive Amazon Restricted Stock Units.

This information about the Stock Options benefit at Amazon is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of Amazon. The description here may not reflect the current Amazon Stock Options benefit.

Available to US-based employees (Change location)

Employee Comments

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  • Dec 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Amazon Flex Driver in Garland, Texas

    non available for independent contractors

  • Nov 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Area Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

  • Nov 25, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current FC Associate I in Kansas City, Kansas

    Stock options are always good I don't see how you can feel a list of Market crashes

  • Nov 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Warehouse Associate in Monee, Illinois

    I like that we were each given a certain number of shares upon hire, that we get additional shares each year on our anniversary (I believe...), and that we're given the investment opportunity. It should help us diversify, if nothing else. Right?

  • Nov 17, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in San Francisco, California

    There are no ESPP programs

  • Nov 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Software Development Manager in Seattle, Washington State

    stock is granted as RSUs and vesting period varies; initial offer vests differently than after you've been at the company for greater than 3 years

  • Sep 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Returns Processor in North Las Vegas, Nevada

    Amazon provides a stock option for Full-Time employees ONLY.

  • Sep 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Talent Acquisition Development Program (TADP) Recruiter in Seattle, Washington State

    This is the best part of the compensation. Every employee owns stock with Amazon and you have the opportunity to earn more based on annual review. Once it vest it's yours to do with as you wish.

  • Sep 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Investigations Specialist in Seattle, Washington State

    Great, but please, what about not discounting less of this, the taxes are so hig it does not even make them profitable at the end

  • Sep 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Practice Manager in Chicago, Illinois

    Best I have seen to date

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