Amazon Jobs and Employment Information

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Interested in working at Amazon? There are job opportunities available at locations around the world for all levels of employees.

Amazon Career and Employment Information

Amazon is the leader in e-commerce, worldwide. They offer thousands of products from top retailers to customers in most modern countries. They have revolutionized e-shopping through innovations like 1-click shopping, free shipping, and Wish Lists.

 

Amazon has operations in 138 locations in 32 countries worldwide. Openings exist in a wide variety of positions for recent grads through seasoned professionals.  Over 10,000 jobs are currently posted through their website.

Customer Service Focused Applicants

Amazon recruits employees who will embrace their customer focused philosophy.  Candidates should be prepared to show evidence that they have provided superior customer service in previous jobs. Candidates who are innovative and can help improve the customer service experience are attractive to Amazon.

Tips for Searching for Amazon Jobs

You can search for positions at Amazon by keyword, job category, product/service team or location.  Broad searches by either tech or non-tech jobs are available, and you can even search for work at home jobs.

Job categories with the most postings include:

Software Development; Buying, Planning and In Stock Management; Fulfillment and Operations Management; Operations, IT and Support Engineering; Project and Product Management; Finance/Accounting; Marketing/PR; Human Resources; Sales, Advertising and Account Management

Amazon Job Application Tips
Amazon has a completely online application process.  You create a Careers account, separate from your customer account, and upload your resume. You can update as necessary and include a cover letter when you find an appealing position. If you don't find anything that interests you, you can submit a general resume to keep on file, and you will be notified as appropriate positions become available.

When you apply, you will be prompted to give your personal information, and answer a job questionnaire. Then you can input your resume and cover letter. If you are a match for a position, you will be notified to set up an interview with the hiring manager and several colleagues.

Amazon Job Interview Tips

Business casual is appropriate for an interview at Amazon. They promote a comfortable, casual work environment. Interview questions will often be behaviorally oriented so be prepared to provide examples of superior customer service, problem-solving and creative thinking.  Research the company philosophy and be ready to describe how your approach would blend with the Amazon way.

Employee Benefits

The benefits at Amazon are generous and include, but are not limited to, medical and prescription drug coverage for employees, eligible family members, and domestic partners, dental, vision, life and accident coverage, short and long-term disability.

Time off benefits include six personal days as well as six holidays, and vacation time depending on the position ranges from one week to three weeks.

Amazon matches 401K contributions, offers employee discounts, and Restricted Stock Units. Some positions qualify for relocation assistance, including a furnished apartment until housing is found, a rental car until your personal one arrives, packing, moving, and unpacking your personal goods.

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