Amazon.com, Inc., commonly known as Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. The tech giant is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization.[ Amazon.com started as an online bookstore and later diversified to sell DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo—and is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS and PaaS). Amazon also sells certain low-end products like USB cables under its in-house brand AmazonBasics.
Amazon has separate retail websites for the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India, and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products.In 2016, Dutch, Polish, and Turkish language versions of the German Amazon website were also launched.
Amazon is the fourth most valuable public company in the world, the largest Internet company by revenue in the world, and the eighth largest employer in the United States.
Fulfillment is at the heart of the Amazon experience. We deliver millions of products to hundreds of countries worldwide. Our teams possess a wide range of skills and expertise, from business analysis and inventory management to engineering. With more than 80 Fulfillment Centers worldwide, Amazon Fulfillment is growing at a pace that requires the best and brightest talent to be brought in to our company to help us continue to make history.
The evolution of Amazon has been driven by innovation. It’s part of our DNA. We are doing things every day that has never been done before—providing a huge selection of products and continuing to fulfill orders quickly. We accomplish this by solving complex problems with ingenuity and simplicity. We're making history, and the good news is that we've only just begun!
We create. We build. We take ownership for what we do – whether we’re developing a new technology in-house or launching a new Fulfillment Center. Together, we’re constantly creating the ideas, services, and products that make life easier for Amazon’s millions of customers. Regardless of role, each Amazonian is completely focused on working hard, having fun and making history.
Work from home jobs
Sometimes, Amazon has virtual (or "work-from-home") positions available to qualified individuals who live in some areas. So if you aren't near a physical Amazon location, or just want to see if there are virtual opportunities in your area, you're in the right place.
Virtual opportunities are not available in all areas--specific questions about virtual positions can be discussed during the interview process with your recruiter.
Opportunities for students and new graduates
At Amazon, our evolution has been driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of our DNA. As a new college graduate or intern, you will have multiple opportunities to innovate and solve complex real-world technical and business problems as you join us on our journey.
We strive to hire the brightest minds from the best universities globally, and various career opportunities are available for undergraduates and advanced degree students with diverse academic backgrounds.
The work environment here is fast-paced and continually evolving, and every Amazonian is passionate about ownership and delivering results for the company. If you want to work in an environment that will challenge you to relentlessly improve the Amazon experience for our customers, where each day is different from the next, and your learning never truly ends, take a look at Amazon’s many University opportunities.