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Amazon Overview

Seattle, WA (US)
10000+ employees
1994
Company - Public (AMZN)
Internet
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
All Amazon teams and businesses, from Prime delivery to AWS, are guided by four key tenets: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

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Top CEOs: 2017 (#8)

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Amazon – Why Work For Us?


Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.

What unites Amazonians across teams and geographies is that we are all striving to delight our customers and make their lives easier.  The scope and scale of our mission drives us to seek diverse perspectives, be resourceful, and navigate through ambiguity.  Inventing and delivering things that were never thought possible isn't easy, but we embrace this challenge every day.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time.  Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

Apply now on amazon.jobs:

It’s Always Day 1 

At Amazon, it’s always “Day 1.” Now, what does this mean and why does it matter?  It means that our approach remains the same as it was on Amazon's very first day: We embrace new ways of doing things, strive to stay nimble, make decisions quickly, and always focus on delighting our customers.   We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one.

In his 2016 letter to shareholders, CEO Jeff Bezos shared his thoughts on how to maintain a Day 1 mindset.  Read the full letter here.   

Our Leadership Principles 

Our Leadership Principles help us keep a Day 1 mentality. They aren’t just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. Amazonians use them every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer’s problem, or interviewing candidates.  Explore all of our Leadership Principles here

Diversity and Inclusion 

We value individual expression, respect different opinions, and work together to create a culture where each of us is able to contribute fully.  Our unique backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our ability to achieve Amazon's mission of being Earth's most customer-centric company.

Our Affinity Groups bring employees together across businesses and geographies. With executive and company sponsorship, these groups play an important role in building internal networks for career development, advising Amazon business units, leading in service projects, participating in policy discussions, and reaching out to communities where Amazonians live and work. Since 2016, enrollment in Amazon’s affinity groups has more than doubled in more than 90 chapters worldwide.    

Visit our Diversity & Inclusion page to learn more.  

Our application and interview process differs from role to role, but the main ways we get to know you are through your online application, phone interviews, and in-person interviews.  To check out a comprehensive list of interview preparation tips, visit our Interview Preparation pages on Amazon.jobs.  

Key information and tips:

  • Our interview process is rooted in our Leadership Principles.  These Principles define our culture and outline the behaviors that are key to thriving at Amazon.
  • We use behavioral-based interviewing, which is based on discovering how you think and behave in various employment-related situations.  This interview approach helps us better understand how you solve problems, challenge conventional thinking, and keep projects moving forward.
  • The STAR method is a structured way of responding to behavioral-based interview questions that includes discussing the specific situation, task, action, and result.  We recommend leveraging this format in your answers.
  • Amazon is a data and metrics-driven company.  When you answer questions, we recommend using metrics or data if applicable.  

Search and apply to open roles on amazon.jobs.    

Amazon and its employees are active in Canadian organizations that promote STEM education, including Canada Learning Code, the BC First Nations Technology Council, and Women in Communications and Technology.  Amazon is also a long standing supporter of Canadian culture and books, supporting organizations like the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and sponsoring the Amazon.ca First Novel Award.

Radhika, Amazonian in Canada

Meet Radhika, Inside Sales

With only a few years into her career, Radhika feels like she’s hit the jackpot having the opportunity to be part of the Amazon family. “This company is everything that I ever hoped for. Not only am I surrounded by true leaders and mentors, but people that genuinely care about the customer. Every day I leave work to go home, I’m in awe with how much I’ve learned in a day. Every new day I am more driven than the previous day.” Radhika continued to talk about the mindset of her coworkers, “Amazonians start and end with the customer in mind. Always. And that’s what pushes me to do right by the customer in every interaction I have.” Having the flexibility for creativity and the opportunity to make things happen fast leaves Radhika empowered in her role. “There really is a culture of being able to try new things and failing or succeeding quickly in the work environment I’m in. Our leaders enable their employees and trust that things will get done at a very high standard.”

Originally from Montreal, Radhika was bittersweet about moving to Toronto after graduating university. She quickly took interest in Toronto’s food culture along with embracing walking everywhere within the city. Outside of work, Radhika loves to dance, workout, travel and cook new cuisine. Her golden retriever keeps her company during long weekend hikes and cuddle time in the evenings paired with a good book in hand.

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    Pros

    Great on-boarding process for new team members. Great learning opportunities (training, job shadow, certification paths). Everybody is very helpful and friendly. A strong and very capable team.
    Low administrative overhead with a lot of things being done lean.
    The Amazon Leadership Principles come up in pretty much everything we do and is something that serves as inspiration.

    Cons

    The drawback of being on a fast-growing team is that almost everybody in the team is new to Amazon. We compensate for this by having mentors elsewhere in the organization and by being resourceful in settling in.

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Amazon Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Toronto, ON) in October-2018.

    Interview

    4 rounds of interviews, one hour for each round. Behaviour questions for 30 min and coding questions for 30 min. One round is about OOD. Most important thing during the interview is communication with the interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about your experience when you make decision without the approval of your mentor.
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Amazon Awards & Accolades

  • LinkedIn Top Attractors 2016, LinkedIn, 2016
  • #1 - 50 Smartest Companies, MIT Technology Review, 2016
  • Most Attractive Employer - Ecommerce Sector, Randstad Award, 2017
  • Most Attractive Employer - Ecommerce Sector, Randstad Award, 2016
  • LinkedIn Top Companies 2019, LinkedIn, 2019
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