HQ: Seattle, Washington US
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.
Amazon is an e-commerce retailer formed originally to provide consumers with products in two segments. It offers users with merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers.
Operating in North American and International markets, Amazon provides its services through websites such as amazon.com and amazon.ca. It also enables authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content via its branded websites.
Amazon also provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, it provides co-branded credit card agreements and advertising services, serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, and manufactures and sells electronic devices.
It offers Amazon Prime which is an annual membership program. It provides free shipping, streaming, and access to books to borrow and read on a Kindle device.
Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Amazon Benefits and Perks
The perks of being an Amazon employee don't stop at collaborating with great people on exciting and innovative projects. Amazon’s benefits support the needs of our diverse workforce and their family members, no matter what stage they’re at in their life or career. Depending on your location, country, job status and other requirements, some or all of the following benefits may be available to you.
Stay Healthy and Financially Fit
Amazon provides you and your family access to the medical care you need, and ways to save for the future.
Ready for the Unexpected
We know you can’t prepare for every scenario, which is why Amazon provides comprehensive coverage and protection to handle life’s unexpected accidents and surprises.
Time for You, When You Need It
Regular time away from work is essential for employees to recharge and renew. Employees accrue paid time off in addition to company paid holidays. And when you need more time for some of life’s bigger moments, such as caring for a new child or an ill family member, Amazon offers several paid and unpaid leave options.
Amazon employees are encouraged to enter different roles, take on new challenges and learn new skills. Our internal transfer opportunities and expanding career development programs help employees build their career.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program is available to employees and their families for work-related or private issues, including anxiety and stress, legal or financial questions, family issues, child or elder care referrals and many other topics that are important to you.
At Amazon, most employees have the ability to become owners of the company through the granting and vesting of Restricted Stock Units. Amazon is continually evaluating new ways to provide other types of ownership opportunities for all employees.
How much do Amazon employees make?
Amazon employees earn an average of $153,320, ranging from $107,749 at the 25th percentile to $185,099 at the 75th percentile, with top earners (the top 10%) earning more than $236,811. Compensation is derived from 95K profiles, including base salary, equity and bonus.
Amazon Fulfillment Centers
Pay in Amazon’s fulfillment centers varies by role, experience, and location. Amazon’s minimum wage begins at $15 an hour for all full-time, part-time, temporary (including those hired by agencies), and seasonal employees across the U.S.
Amazon includes starting pay in our job descriptions. For information on starting pay for a variety of fulfillment center roles, visit this jobs page.