Articles about Amazon

Office Culture

At Amazon, you can appeal your firing to a jury of coworkers

If you're on the chopping block at your job, the decision of whether or not you get fired is usually in the hands of your manager. At retail giant Amazon, however, you can defend yourself and appeal the decision to a jury of your peers. Announced last year, the "Pivot" probation program is designed to help underperforming employees in danger of being fired in Amazon's growing workforce.

Success

These are the 50 companies where you are most likely to be promoted

You can like the company you work for, but do you think you will be able to grow as a professional there? Do you see opportunities within the company you'd like to pursue or do you feel very siloed? After all, 90% of Millennials say that moving up in a company and annual raises are the main components that would keep them at the same company for 10 years.

News

Amazon Alexa sent a woman’s private conversation to an employee

A woman in Portland, Oregon, said she feels "invaded" after her voice-controlled Amazon Echo sent a private conversation with her husband to her husband's employee without her knowledge.

Commencement Addresses

Jeff Bezos: ‘It’s harder to be kind than clever’

Here is the full video and transcript of Jeff Bezos’ commencement address to Princeton’s Class of 2010.

News

Thanks to Amazon, many parents won’t name their kids Alexa

After Amazon released its Alexa product line, the popularity of the name dramatically dropped off — by 21.3% in 2016, and another 19.5% last year.

Inspiration

Oops! Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has a misattributed ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’ quote on his refrigerator

Some of us say affirmations in the mirror, others have a conversation with a friend when in need of support. But some people rely on other sources of wisdom in everyday life.

News

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on why work-life balance is ‘a debilitating phrase’

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently shared why he doesn’t like the term "work-life balance," why companies should strive for consumers' trust and his career transition from investment banking to entrepreneurship, among other topics, during an interview in Berlin.

This is the brilliant advice Jeff Bezos just gave on how to hold yourself to high standards

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos certainly doesn't harbor many professional "regrets," but in his most recent letter to company shareowners he illustrates another work principle that he takes very seriously—high standards. In addition to revealing that Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, Bezos took a deep look at the power of applying high standards to every aspect of your work. Here are some takeaways from his letter. 

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in April 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help in your job search, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of April, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.

HUMOR

Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s ‘secrets’ to hiring the best people

It’s not that list of popular Google interview questions you Googled on Google.

news

These are the best companies to work for and their amazing perks

Does a ping pong table even count as a perk anymore?

News

Amazon patents wristbands to track workers’ movements

In the near-future, employees will wear tracking wristbands in the office that will know where they have gone — including bathroom breaks and if you stray too far from your workstation — and when.

News

A person was able to ‘shoplift’ from Amazon’s new convenience store

CNBC reporter Deirdre Bosa said she was able to leave the Amazon Go store without being charged for a cup of yogurt, a situation Amazon said is a "rare occasion" that "happens so rarely that we didn’t even bother building in a feature for customers to tell us it happened."

Morning Routine

8 morning habits of the most successful people

The morning habits of leaders can offer insights into how they are able to create their successful businesses, products, and achievements. Here are the everyday morning habits that some of the most successful thinkers in the world do that we can copy.

Salary

Amazon will no longer ask job applicants for their salary history

Amazon announced that it is banning any salary history inquiries for prospective U.S. employees, according to an internal message posted this week.

Age Discrimination

Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn

If you're above a certain age, you may not be seeing job ads from dozens of the nation's top employers — including Amazon, Verizon, UPS, and Facebook.

Office Life

Amazon wants Alexa to be your new coworker

Do you need an executive assistant who can stay out of sight and always be ready to complete your bidding at your command? Amazon is banking on it.

Productivity

This is the one question Jeff Bezos asked himself before launching Amazon

This is the one question Jeff Bezos asked himself that led to him to leave his job to launch Amazon. If you asked it to yourself, where would it lead?

News

You’ll never have to leave work again with Amazon Key

With its new Amazon Key service, Amazon is selling a future where you'll never have to leave work again to wait for a package.

Advice

4 ways to make sure your next meeting doesn’t go wildly off track

In a world with so many meetings that it's hard to keep up, you need to do everything in your power to make sure they don't get derailed.

Office Life

How Elon Musk runs an efficient meeting — and you can, too

A recent story shows that Elon Musk wants to make sure every meeting counts — even if that efficiency comes at the risk of alienating employees.

Office Life

Amazon’s plan to have 2 headquarters could lead to these 3 pitfalls

With all the structural changes that are bound to come Amazon's way with its HQ2 plan, it's worth looking into the issues it could potentially run into by having more than one headquarters.

News

Billionaire CEOs make a pro-immigration pitch to save DACA

Silicon Valley's pro-immigration stance leads that of any other industry.

the whole human

10 ways to improve your sleep and increase your productivity

Eliminate interruptions.

leadership

3 leadership lessons from Howard Schultz, Satya Nadella, and Jeff Bezos

"People need to know you've got their back."