Our People
Our employees are the heart of Amazon, which is why safety is woven into everything we do.
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Our People

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About a dozen employees and partners work collaboratively to get packages from suppliers to customers.
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We are often asked about our performance expectations and whether they can exist together with safe operations.
The answer is yes.
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Industry-leading pay and benefits
Increasing the starting wage in 2018 benefited our own employees and boosted local economies across the U.S. by increasing the average hourly wage by nearly 5% for other workers in the same community.

In addition to getting industry-leading pay, regular, full-time Amazon employees receive comprehensive health benefits starting on their first day of employment.
Great employee healthcare
In addition to great wages, we offer great health care from Day One.

Our healthcare benefits and services are specifically designed for Amazon employees. We make sure we provide access to convenient and high-quality healthcare to all of our communities.

These benefits include medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage. We offer U.S. employees and their families access to telehealth and on-demand healthcare services through Amazon Care, which allows them to connect with a doctor in 60 seconds or less.
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Neighborhood Health Centers
In partnership with Crossover Health, we’ve opened 17 Neighborhood Health Centers for employees and their families.

Each center is located next to our fulfillment centers to provide employees with affordable, convenient, and high-quality healthcare whenever they need it.
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Enhancing employee livelihoods
Our employees’ livelihoods are enhanced because they know they have access to healthcare, excellent benefits, and a dependable income.

By investing in our employees, they can build long-term livelihoods and positively contribute to their local communities.
  • "As an associate, I know that the benefits offered at Amazon are unmatched. The care that Amazon takes in physical and mental wellness is not typical of employers. My experience as a patient at the Neighborhood Health Center was the best I’ve had in any doctor’s office, and I urge those that haven’t yet utilized these centers to do so."
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    Brooke
    Onsite Medical Representative, DET1, U.S.
  • “I started as a returns associate. Amazon supported me with my on-site studies so I could qualify as an occupational health and safety specialist. In 2016, I successfully applied for a Safety Specialist position, and now I keep driving on-site safety with the same passion I first felt.”
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    Katja
    Safety Manager, FRA3, Germany
  • "Amazon provides lots of training sessions and coaching. They’re really important because they help all of us stay safe throughout each shift. Site leaders also share regular safety tips, which keep health and safety front and center, and reduce the risk of injury.”
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    Lewis
    Fulfillment Associate, LCY2, UK
  • “I was surprised at first by how Amazon prioritizes safety over everything else. I’m sure other companies pay attention to safety, but my impression is that safety is so ingrained at Amazon that when I come to work every day, I always see and hear the word ‘safety’.”
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    Yusaku
    Outbound Associate, NRT1, Japan
  • “I started my career in 2012 managing one site as a Site Safety Manager and, within three years, moved to multi-site and country responsibility. Career possibilities are one of the many things I enjoy about Amazon, because you can do anything here. Amazon has given me an environment to truly bring my authentic self to work each day.”
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    Derek
    Safety Director for Global Specialty Fulfillment and Retail
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Career growth opportunities
Our safety training, coaching, and engagement inspires everyone working at Amazon to share ownership in creating a safe workplace. For example, our Career Choice program helped over 40,000 employees in 14 countries pursue careers both inside and outside of Amazon.
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