Amazon, headquartered in Seattle, is a Fortune 500 company and the largest online retailer in the United States. They have three times the revenue from internet sales than Staples, which is its runner up. Starting out as simply just an online bookstore, they have grown and become a much more diversified eCommerce site selling DVD’s, CD’s, computer software, video games, furniture, kitchen appliances, personal-care items, clothing and just about anything else you could possibly need. Over the years, they have significantly expanded and improved their product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Amazon also owns and operates many retailer websites, such as Target, Sears, Benefit Cosmetics, Bebe Stores, Timex, Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and Lacoste. The company improves the online experience of its customers with technological innovation
Working for Amazon
Amazon is a dynamic company filled with highly qualified and driven individuals. Being such a high-powered online retailer solely run through the internet, Amazon needs the world’s brightest programmers to continuously invent new ideas to prove everyone’s online experience. Many employees have gone on to create their own online entrepreneurships. Jason Kilar, a former Senior Vice President of Amazon, went on to found Hulu; Flipkart was founded by Sachin and Binny Bansal, former Amazon employees from India. Quora, which is a huge continuous database of questions and answers submitted by the public, was co-founded by Charlie Cheever, who is an ex-employee of both Amazon and Facebook. This is just to name a small few who went on to create their own companies, as working at Amazon builds your skills, so you can work at your full potential. Amazon offers all the necessary bonuses and incentives to keep its employees motivated and enticed to perform well. They even offer non-employees to work at home for very large cash prizes.