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Amazon Overview

Seattle, WA (US)
10000+ employees
1994
Company - Public (AMZN)
Internet
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer top of mind.

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Amazon – Why Work For Us?


What do a Customer Service Team Lead, Senior Technical Program Manager, and Innovations Process Assistant have in common? They’re a few of the hundreds of thousands of employees who spend their days focused on customers. 

 Wherever you are in your career exploration, Amazon likely has an opportunity for you. Our research scientists and engineers shape the future of natural language understanding with Alexa. Fulfillment center associates around the globe send customer orders from our warehouses to doorsteps. Product managers set feature requirements, strategy, and marketing messages for brand new customer experiences. And as we grow, we’ll add jobs that haven’t been invented yet.       

  Visit amazon.jobs to see how you can build a career at Amazon:

Culture at Amazon 

At Amazon, we don’t wait for the next big idea to present itself. We envision the shape of impossible things and then we boldly make them reality. So far, this mindset has helped us achieve some incredible things. Let’s build new systems, challenge the status quo, and design the world we want to live in. We believe the work you do here will be the best work of your life. 

Inspiration & Recognition of Diversity

At Amazon, we pride ourselves on our peculiar culture. We honour and respect the differences that each Amazonian brings, and we seek to include those perspectives in our solutions for our global customer base. We also seek to build a diverse community of creators and developers who we are proud to call customers. Find out more at www.amazon.co.uk/diversity
 
Empowering the next generation 

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.   
 

Our interview process

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. Here are some helpful tips for the interview process:  

  • Amazon  uses behavioral-based interviewing, which is based on discovering how you  think in specific employment-related situations. We want to understand how  you solve problems, challenge conventional thinking, and keep projects  moving — so we’ll ask you questions that will help us understand why and  how you’ve made decisions in the past. The STAR method is a structured  manner of responding to a behavioral-based interview question by  discussing the specific situation, task, action, and result of what you’re  describing. 
  • Amazon  is a data and metrics-driven company. When you answer questions, keep your  focus on the question asked to ensure your answer is solid, and provide  examples using metrics or data if applicable. Reference recent situations  that showcase your behavior or actions. As much as possible, use work  examples that showcase experience, leadership, teamwork, initiative,  planning, and customer service.  
  • Our  interview process is rooted in our Leadership  Principles. Amazonians use them every day. They define our culture and  help us delight customers around the world.

To begin your job search and the application process, please visit 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:  

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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 2017, LinkedIn, 2017
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