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Amazon Overview

Seattle, WA (US)
10000+ employees
1994
Company - Public (AMZN)
Internet
€5 to €10 billion (EUR) per year
All Amazon teams and businesses, from Prime delivery to AWS, are guided by four key tenets: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

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Amazon – Why Work For Us?


Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.

What unites Amazonians across teams and geographies is that we are all striving to delight our customers and make their lives easier.  The scope and scale of our mission drives us to seek diverse perspectives, be resourceful, and navigate through ambiguity.  Inventing and delivering things that were never thought possible isn't easy, but we embrace this challenge every day.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time.  Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

Apply now on amazon.jobs:

It’s Always Day 1 

At Amazon, it’s always “Day 1.” Now, what does this mean and why does it matter?  It means that our approach remains the same as it was on Amazon's very first day: We embrace new ways of doing things, strive to stay nimble, make decisions quickly, and always focus on delighting our customers.   We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one.

In his 2016 letter to shareholders, CEO Jeff Bezos shared his thoughts on how to maintain a Day 1 mindset.  Read the full letter here.   

Our Leadership Principles 

Our Leadership Principles help us keep a Day 1 mentality. They aren’t just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. Amazonians use them every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer’s problem, or interviewing candidates.  Explore all of our Leadership Principles here

Diversity and Inclusion 

We value individual expression, respect different opinions, and work together to create a culture where each of us is able to contribute fully.  Our unique backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our ability to achieve Amazon's mission of being Earth's most customer-centric company.

Our Affinity Groups bring employees together across businesses and geographies. With executive and company sponsorship, these groups play an important role in building internal networks for career development, advising Amazon business units, leading in service projects, participating in policy discussions, and reaching out to communities where Amazonians live and work. Since 2016, enrollment in Amazon’s affinity groups has more than doubled in more than 90 chapters worldwide.    

Visit our Diversity & Inclusion page to learn more.  

Our application and interview process differs from role to role, but the main ways we get to know you are through your online application, phone interviews, and in-person interviews.  To check out a comprehensive list of interview preparation tips, visit our Interview Preparation pages on Amazon.jobs.  

Key information and tips:

  • Our interview process is rooted in our Leadership Principles.  These Principles define our culture and outline the behaviors that are key to thriving at Amazon.
  • We use behavioral-based interviewing, which is based on discovering how you think and behave in various employment-related situations.  This interview approach helps us better understand how you solve problems, challenge conventional thinking, and keep projects moving forward.
  • The STAR method is a structured way of responding to behavioral-based interview questions that includes discussing the specific situation, task, action, and result.  We recommend leveraging this format in your answers.
  • Amazon is a data and metrics-driven company.  When you answer questions, we recommend using metrics or data if applicable.  

Search and apply to open roles on amazon.jobs.    

At Amazon, we invest in the communities where our employees and customers live. Our Amazon in the Community programme seeks to help children and young people reach their potential in today’s digital world.

  • Amazon  is working in partnership with Magic Breakfast to help ensure that no  child is too hungry to learn through the provision of healthy breakfasts.  Research shows a strong positive link between children eating a nutritious  breakfast at school and pupil attainment. We are funding one million  breakfasts in 77 schools across the UK in the 2017-18 school year,  ensuring over 5,000 children a day get a nutritious breakfast and are able  to start the day ready to learn.
  • In Kind Direct re-distributes products donated by retailers and manufacturers to charities working in the UK. Since we joined forces with In Kind Direct back in 2009, we have donated over 170,000 products worth over £4.5 million, and in 2017 alone we’re on track to donate £1.5 million in goods and 47,000 products to over 1,800 charities and voluntary organisations across the country.
  • Our goods have supported a range of charities including Community Youth Project, a charity working in Newbury; Y services for Young People, a charity based in Hampshire; Ripples Foundation, a charity focused on woman empowerment and youth development; and Alington House Community Association in County Durham. Since 2009, Amazon has donated more than £3.4 million of products to thousands of charities across Britain through In Kind Direct.
  • Amazon  is working in partnership with the charity Beanstalk to help children improve their reading. Our funding enables community and employee  volunteers to deliver one-to-one reading support to build confidence and  ability among primary school children. Beanstalk has set the ambition to support 18,000 children with their reading by 2018 and we are committed to helping the charity to reach this goal. 
  • The Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary is helping young women from less advantaged backgrounds fulfill their ambitions of a career in innovation and technology by providing financial support. We  provide funding for up to 24 students per year into the programme, over their four years of study. The programme is run at universities in cities where we have a development centre, including the University of Edinburgh, King’s College London and Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.
  • At Amazon, we’re constantly looking for ways to further reduce our environmental impact. Get to know our sustainability programs – like Frustration-Free Packaging and wind and solar farms – here.    

As a graduate or intern joining Amazon, you can have multiple opportunities to innovate and solve real-world, complex technical and business problems. We have career opportunities available for undergraduates and advanced degree students across the globe with diverse academic backgrounds. 

Visit amazon.jobs to view positions in the following areas:  

Amazon Reviews

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    Excellent balance between life and work culture. Offers a fair salary/benefit/stocks package. For the very first time I'm working for a company which has employee recognition on its DNA, and have opportunities for career progression without necessarily going to a way of management level.

    Cons

    Perhaps the company could provide support for gym or at least encourage the practice of any other sports / healthy habits before / after office hours. Indeed, this is not a 'cons', just a suggestion which potentially could impact employee's way of life (and as a side effect keep improving company's productivity). Other than that, I have not had any bad experience so far and I hope things continue running smoothly.

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    Online Application and after a 90 min face to face interview afterwards. It was well organised the process was amazing well done for the Dublin recruiter team. Main things that you need to get an offer is team-working skills and passion about the role and the company in my experience and a decent white board skill obviously.

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Amazon Awards & Accolades

  • LinkedIn Top Attractors 2016, LinkedIn, 2016
  • #1 - 50 Smartest Companies, MIT Technology Review, 2016
  • Most Attractive Employer - Ecommerce Sector, Randstad Award, 2017
  • Most Attractive Employer - Ecommerce Sector, Randstad Award, 2016
  • LinkedIn Top Companies 2019, LinkedIn, 2019
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