Mission: Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer top of mind.
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As a recruiting leader at Amazon, Shreeja seeks to create a world class candidate experience. She advises candidates to take an avid interest in our Leadership Principles, as they articulate our unique culture and are an important determinant of success. She is hiring a Senior Technical Program Manager and Software Development Manager: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ8cA Apply now!
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Every day is Day 1 at Amazon Canada! Whether you work in one of our Corporate Offices or Fulfillment Centres, there are countless opportunities for you to take Ownership and Invent & Simplify on behalf of our customers. We prioritize development for all employees, and are committed to investing in our diverse and local communities. We believe in inventing on behalf of our customers to drive our business, and with that comes staggering growth from coast to coast across Canada and beyond. We have more than 1,800 employees in Canada at corporate offices in Vancouver and Toronto as well as fulfillment facilities in Brampton, Delta, Milton, Mississauga, New Westminster. Visit amazon.jobs to see how you can build a career at Amazon:
At Amazon, we don’t wait for the next big idea to present itself. We envision the shape of impossible things and then we boldly make them reality. So far, this mindset has helped us achieve some incredible things. Let’s build new systems, challenge the status quo, and design the world we want to live in. We believe the work you do here will be the best work of your life.
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 – to make smart, fast decisions, stay nimble, invent, and stay focused on delighting our customers. In our 2016 shareholder letter, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared his thoughts on how to keep up a Day 1 company mindset. “Staying in Day 1 requires you to experiment patiently, accept failures, plant seeds, protect saplings, and double down when you see customer delight,” he wrote. “A customer-obsessed culture best creates the conditions where all of that can happen.” You can 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. To read through our Leadership Principles from Customer Obsession to Bias for Action, visit https://www.amazon.jobs/principles.
Diversity and Inclusion
At Amazon, we pride ourselves on our peculiar culture. We honor and respect the differences that each Amazonian brings, and we seek to include those perspectives in our solutions for our global customer base. We also seek to build the diverse community of creators and developers who we are proud to call customers.
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 amazon.com/diversity to learn more about our diversity programs and affinity groups.
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. Here are some helpful tips for the interview process:
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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.
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.
I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)
Amazon continuously improve to be more customer obsessed each day. Data and metrics are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure we're focusing on the right things. Better yet, in Fulfillment Technologies, the impact of the work directly affects how packages get delivered to our retail customers. If you want to solve complex problems optimized for world wide scale then this is the place to work.
Amazon is not for everyone. If you don't want to be challenged, don't want to grow and learn, or afraid of owning software that's used 24/7 and requires high availability and resiliency, then this isn't the place you want to work at. There's no QA or production support to throw your work over the fence, so you eat your own dog food. The better you build your software the more enjoyable your work life will be.
Advice to Management
Provide a clear vision and frequent communication on what's important to senior leadership. Clean up ownership of software that's been inherited over the past years to increase speed of innovation. Continue to review tech survey results (voice of the SDEs) to implement improvements for software teams.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Paris (France)) in June-2017.
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