Amazon is a Seattle-based company that is listed on the Fortune 500. The company has been in business since 1995, and is now a well-known e-commerce corporation. Amazon has expanded its product line from books to electronics and a wide variety of consumer goods.
As a company, Amazon operates based on its core values. It is dedicated to listening to customers, but not relying only on the people it serves for information. This is also a company for which frugality is important. It will spend money on things that, “really matter” and looks to a conservative spending strategy as a way to foster resourcefulness and invention.
Working at Amazon
Amazon has approximately 23,400 people in locations around the world. The company operates offices, customer service centers and fulfillment centers in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Employees at Amazon are entitled to the following benefits:
- 401(k) Plan
- Accident Insurance
- Dental Coverage
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Spending Accounts (health care and dependent care)
- Life Insurance
- Long-term Disability
- Medical Insurance Plan
- Paid Vacation/Holiday Pay
- Personal Days
- Short-term Disability
- Vision Coverage
Depending on the position a person is applying for, Amazon may offer relocation assistance. The company would look after packing, transporting and unpacking the employee’s belongings at the new location. It will provide fully furnished temporary accommodation, including maid service, parking and utilities. Amazon covers the cost of storing the employee’s personal items and arranges for tours of available rental accommodation or homes for sale.
A rental car is provided until the employee’s personal vehicle arrives. Amazon also gives the employee a relocation allowance to pay for incidentals during the transition. The company also covers any tax liability incurred as the result of moving.
Internships at Amazon
Amazon offers internships to students enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering programs who are at least one semester away from completing their degree. Candidates should have strong coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java), as well as experience working with algorithms, multi-tiered systems, and relational databases to be considered.
Undergraduate Business students majoring in Accounting, Economics or Finance can also apply for internships with the company. Financial analyst interns must have good oral and written communication skills. This opportunity will allow them to show Amazon their project management and organizational abilities to advantage.
MBA candidates will be considered for the following internship opportunities:
- Pathways/Operations Program Intern
- Product Management Intern
- Senior Financial Analyst Intern
To apply for an internship at Amazon, visit the University Recruiting page on the company web site.
Types of Jobs Available at Amazon
The following job titles are examples of opportunities that may be available at Amazon:
- Merchandising Specialist, Home Entertainment
- Technical Program Manager
- Web Development Engineer
How to Apply for a Job at Amazon
Open positions with Amazon are listed on JobMonkey right now. Find all kinds of job in locations all over the world and apply online. New candidates are asked to complete a Careers account where they can store their resume and set up job alerts to receive e-mail notifications when positions matching their criteria become available.