Work environment at Amazon
Amazon.com is an electronic commerce and cloud computing company. It is American and based in Seattle Washington. Commonly called Amazon, it was founded in the year 1994 by Jeff Bezos. In sales and marketing, Amazon is considered the biggest internet based retailer. It is also the biggest provider of cloud infrastructure services in the world. It produces low end things under its own brand such as USB cables; it produces Kindle e-readers, Echo, Fire tablets and other consumer electronics. Amazon has online websites separately for each country it is in, besides the United States. These countries include the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Australia, India, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Australia, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Netherlands and China.
By the year 2016, Amazon had over 130 million customers per month visiting the United States per month. A user’s search results are determined partly by promotional fees on the website.
Amazon jobs are multifaceted and, initially, jobs here drew a lot of criticism because of poor working conditions. However, the company is taking steps to improve them. For instance, it is now providing six months of paid maternity and paternity leave. Employees from Amazon have gone on to start companies that are famous in their own way such as Flipkart, Quora, Findory, Wikinvest, Instacart and a host of others.
Amazon takes pride in being driven by the spirit of innovation and they offer multiple opportunities for college graduates and interns seeking jobs. These opportunities involve being innovative and solving real world, complicated business problems as well as technical problems. Amazon focuses on hiring the best and the brightest out of college. They also provide plenty of career opportunities for undergraduates, not to mention those with advanced degrees and diverse backgrounds.
The work environment is quite different, first drawing flak from employees but now considered an enviable place to be in. It is fast paced and is always changing and evolving. Employees at Amazon are called Amazonians and they are expected to take ownership of their jobs, be passionate, and deliver what was promised. The work environment is one that focuses on consistently improving the consumer experience and for employees, the learning never ends.