Who We Are
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, Earth’s best employer, and Earth’s safest place to work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.
Our Leadership Principles are more than inspirational wall hangings. The 16 principles guide our discussions and decisions every day.
While our positions are carefully considered and deeply held, there is much room for healthy debate and differing opinions. We hope being clear about our positions is helpful.
We engage with policymakers on a wide range of issues that are important to our customers and employees. Learn more about our views on current policy issues.
We are honored to be recognized for the work we do on behalf of our customers, employees, and communities every day.
Amazon’s “Day 1” mentality is our approach of doing everything with the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of a new organization on its first day.
Working to earn and keep our customers’ trust is the single biggest driver of Amazon’s Day 1 approach. Amazon’s decision-making process that asks employees to consider whether an action is a one-way door—consequential and nearly irreversible—or a two-way door, easy to change course and go back. Discover more about who we are through our Annual Letters to Shareholders from 1997 through today.
How Amazon helps employees learn and earn more
Amazon delivers at its best when employees can work, learn, and move up the economic ladder within the company. That opportunity begins with our foundational benefits: Good pay, health care on day one, and up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents. From there, employees can choose the best path for their growth.