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Amazon Overview

Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.
The staff at Amazon come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 45.3% female and 38.7% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Amazon notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 86.6%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Amazon tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 0.9 years. The average employee at Amazon makes $44,668 per year. In comparison, some of its highest paying competitors, like eBay, Best Buy, and Sysco, pay $99,200, $61,949, and $49,285, respectively.
Amazon is an industry leader with 600,000 employees and an annual revenue of $150.1B that is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

The Organization’s Mission

To leverage technology and the expertise of our invaluable employees to provide our customers with the best shopping experience on the Internet.

Industry

Retail - Apparel & Specialty

Revenue

$150.1B

Employees

600,000

Founded in

1995

Headquarters

Seattle, WA

Website

www.amazon.com

Organization Type

Public

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The Team At Amazon

Key People

    Werner Vogels (CTO)

    Jeff Bezos (founder)

The Culture At Amazon

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We are passionate about creating a shopping experience that customers love. If you enjoy being both an operator and an inventor and you want to join a fast-paced, innovative team that is making history and breaking new ground for Amazon's retail stores, this is the place for you.
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You've launched games before, and you understand the success of games as a service is dependent on the passionate game communities we serve. You are committed to building a strong relationship between people that play games and people that make them.
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Our innovative technologies change the way people find, discover and buy products and services. Lawyers at Amazon are trusted members of the business. Our work is intellectually challenging and exciting.
At Amazon, our businesses continue to grow and expand because of our innovative technologies, extensive global retail selection, and world class operations. Driving all of our businesses are talented employees who are strong owners, have the highest standards, and obsess over our customers.
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Amazon Reviews

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Amazon Rankings

Amazon is ranked #69 on the Best Retail Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Amazon Salaries

How much does Amazon pay?
The national average salary for an Amazon employee in the United States is $43,753 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $102,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $18,000 per year.
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Average Employee Earnings

Amazon Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at Amazon is $43,753, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role.

Some of the positions that earn high wages at Amazon include finance analyst, area manager, process assistant, and delivery driver.

A typical finance analyst salary at Amazon is $85,643.

Other roles at Amazon include cashier and packer. A cashier at Amazon earns an average yearly salary of $24,146.

Amazon Careers

On average, employees at Amazon stay with the company for 0.9 years. Employees most commonly join Amazon after leaving Walmart. When they leave Amazon, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment
eBay2.2 years
Walmart2.1 years
Target1.9 years

Amazon

0.9 years
Top Employers Before Amazon
Walmart24.3 %
Target5.7 %
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Top Employers After Amazon
Walmart26.2 %
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Amazon Employee Demographics

9.5
Diversity Score
We calculated the diversity score of companies by measuring multiple factors, including the ethnic background, gender identity, and language skills of their workforce.

Amazon Employees Education

Of the 600,000 employees at Amazon, 9.3% attended University of Washington. Employees at Amazon most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a High School Diploma.

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Amazon Financial Performance

9.9
Performance Score
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Revenue

> $1B

Founded in

1995

Organization type

Public

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Amazon Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries to Amazon include Partpic, Juniper Holdings, and Nou Data. Employees at the parent company, Amazon, earn $44,668. In comparison, the salaries at Partpic, Juniper Holdings, and Nou Data are $79,240, $63,884, and $46,175.
Company
Average Salary
Partpic
Partpic
$81,975
$82k
Juniper Holdings
Juniper Holdings
$62,705
$63k
Nou Data
Nou Data
$42,129
$42k
Woot
Woot
$42,022
$42k
Whole Foods Market Group
Whole Foods Market Group
$38,481
$38k
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market
$36,896
$37k
Greenlife Grocery
Greenlife Grocery
$28,697
$29k

Amazon Competitors

Based on our research, similar companies to Amazon are eBay, Best Buy, and Sysco.

Employees at eBay earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $99,227.

The employees at Best Buy earn an average yearly salary of $62,190 per year, and the salaries at Sysco average $48,786 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Amazon

How many Employees does Amazon have?

Amazon has 600,000 employees.

How much money does Amazon make?

Amazon generates $150.1B in revenue.

What industry is Amazon in?

Amazon is in the retail - apparel & specialty industry.

What is Amazon's mission?

Amazon's mission statement is "To leverage technology and the expertise of our invaluable employees to provide our customers with the best shopping experience on the Internet."

What type of company is Amazon?

Amazon is a public company.

Who are Amazon's competitors?

Amazon competitors include Target, Walmart, eBay, Whole Foods Market, Sears Holdings, Lowe's, Staples, Nordstrom, The Home Depot, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Kohl's, J. C. Penney, Core-Mark Holding Company, Kroger, Office Depot, United Natural Foods, Sysco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Advance Auto Parts.

Who works at Amazon?

Werner Vogels (CTO)

Jeff Bezos (founder)

Where is Amazon's headquarters?

Amazon's headquarters is in Seattle, WA.

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Updated May 18, 2020

Zippia gives an in-depth look into the details of Amazon, including salaries, political affiliations, employee data, and more, in order to inform job seekers about Amazon. The employee data is based on information from people who have self-reported their past or current employments at Amazon. While we have made attempts to ensure that the information displayed are correct, Zippia is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. The data presented on this page does not represent the view of Amazon and its employees or that of Zippia.

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