Pension scheme and Health insurance
You get RSU's that you can only vest after two years, 1 discount code that expires after the first purchase and you can get decent healthcare with free check-ups every year.
Nothing spectacular, the worse thing is that shares vest only after 2 years at least.
No benefits as contract,
The Career choice program is amazing. Without it I would not have been able to start a new career in IT. One of the best thing an employer did for me. Thanks
Shares are good but an obvious retention incentive
It was actually few years ago but I don't remind having bad benefits in Amazon... actually of all the companies I´ve worked for in Ireland, they were the ones with best benefits... Which included Health Care (including neurologist, which is rare in this kind of health care benefits from a company.. I am epileptic and I appreciated this), you had at most 15 days sick days paid per year, and you would not have any issue if you were sick few days every three months (the points renewed but dont remember how it went, what I do remember is that it was very good, compared with Voxpro for instance)
No free food neither childcare support like Google/Facebook!
The health insurance is ok, they have the bike to work program which is useful to get the bike and pay it in 12 quotes before taxes.
25 days annual leave plus 10 days of paid sick leave per year. New employees also get a sign on bonus when they join, first half is a lump sum and the rest kicks in in instalments once you're there for a year, good incentive to keep employees for at least 2 years. Generous with RSUs but these take 5 years to fully vest. Health insurance and pension coverage are good. However the employee discount is meagre, only 10% and no special offers on prime or audible either! No free food onsite or money towards the gym which is well behind other tech companies. Salaries can vary wildly among teams so negotiate your offer!
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.