Amazon is the #1 company where Americans want to work in 2022, for the second consecutive year—according to LinkedIn. Amazon ranked first on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list, an annual list which identifies the most sought-after places to work in the U.S. Using data from LinkedIn's 810 million members, LinkedIn's Top Companies list is designed to help professionals identify the best companies to grow their careers. Their methodology evaluates how companies are able to attract and retain the best talent-including promotions, opportunities for employees of all backgrounds to gain new skills, gender diversity, and even how much recruiters from other companies search for employees currently working at Amazon.
"Thank you to all of our employees for continuing to make Amazon a top place to work. We’re proud to have been named number one by LinkedIn, and know there’s even more to do. That’s why we keep listening, investing and inventing to make the employee experience even better," said Beth Galetti, Amazon’s senior vice president of People eXperience and Technology at Amazon. "This is a place where people come to build on behalf of our customers, and together we're determined to make every day better for our employees and our customers."
In 2021, Amazon created more than 200,000 jobs in the U.S, where we currently employ more than 1.1 million people. As part of our pledge to help upskill the American workforce, Amazon recently announced a commitment to fully fund college tuition, books, and fees—as well as high school diplomas, GEDs, college preparatory courses, and English as a Second Language (ESL) proficiency certifications—for our front-line hourly employees though the popular Career Choice program. This is part of our pledge to invest more than $1.2 billion to upskill more than 300,000 employees by 2025. Amazon prides itself on providing all kinds of jobs for all kinds of people at all levels of their career.
Amazon jobs come with an average starting pay of $18 an hour, more than twice the federal minimum wage. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees, which includes health insurance from an employee’s first day on the job, a 401(k) plan with a company match, up to 20 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents, free mental health support, access to subsidized skills training opportunities, and more.
LinkedIn has ranked Amazon among the top three companies in the U.S. to work at for five consecutive years. Additionally, Amazon currently ranks #2 on the Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies list and the Drucker Institute’s Best Managed Companies in the U.S., and was selected by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers. This year alone, Amazon has been recognized as a Top Employer in Spain, Italy, France, and Poland by the Top Employers Institute and was ranked #1 on Business Today’s Great Places to Work list in India. Amazon was also awarded a top score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index which recognizes the best workplaces for the LGBTQ+ community and named as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index.