Annual list recognizes best companies at attracting and retaining top talent
SEATTLE, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — LinkedIn today (May 18, 2017) announced that Amazon ranked #2 on its U.S. Top Companies list, which recognizes companies that attract and retain top talent. LinkedIn’s second annual Top Companies list ranks companies based on data from LinkedIn’s 500+ million members, including current and prospective Amazon employees. See LinkedIn’s full announcement and methodology here.
“I believe the biggest reason that the best talent in the world wants to work and stay at Amazon is our unique culture of innovation and customer obsession,” said Beth Galetti, SVP of Human Resources at Amazon. “Thank you to our hundreds of thousands of employees who bring this culture to life and make sure every day at Amazon is Day 1.”
In the past year alone, Amazon has committed to creating more than 100,000 new, full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S., hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses, and training 10,000 active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses in cloud computing. Meet a few of the hundreds of thousands of employees who spend their days figuring out ways to make Amazon customers’ lives easier.
Amazon provides employees with highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families. Leave Share lets employees share their Amazon paid leave with their spouse or domestic partner if their spouse’s employer doesn’t offer paid leave. Ramp Back gives new moms additional control over the pace at which they return to work. Just as with Amazon’s health care plan, these benefits are egalitarian – they’re the same for fulfillment center and customer service employees as they are for Amazon’s most senior executives.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.
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