business Overview
HQplaceSeattle Area
BusinessE-commerce (Amazon.com) and cloud computing (AWS)
Founded
access_time 29 years ago
(founded Jul 5, 1994)
Company trajectory rank
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Rank
#696
Employees
1,540,000
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Rank
#1
Valuation
$857 billion
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Rank
#4
52 wk high: $1,749 B (-51%)
1 year ago: $1,720 B (-50%)
10 years ago: $128 B (+570%)
Public / PrivatePublic ($AMZN)
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Amazon is an e-commerce (Amazon.com) and cloud computing (AWS) company with 3,024 job openings. It is currently valued at $857 billion as a public company. 1,540,000 people work at Amazon. The company was founded in 1994.

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work_outline Job Openings
3,024open jobs
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Rank
#5
local_atm Financials
Valuation
$857 billion
TrueUp
Rank
#4
52 wk high: $1,749 B (-51%)
1 year ago: $1,720 B (-50%)
10 years ago: $128 B (+570%)
Revenue
trailing 12 months
$502 billion
TrueUp
Rank
#4
Revenue growth
vs. same quarter
last year
14.7%
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Rank
#261
MULTIPLES
Valuation / Revenue1.7x
Valuation per employee$0.6 million
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Rank
#999+
Revenue per employee$0.3 million
phonelink Products
Top products
- Amazon.com
- Amazon Prime
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Other important products
- Amazon Alexa
- Amazon Echo
- Amazon Fire TV
- Amazon Advertising
- Amazon Go
- Amazon Kindle
- Amazon Prime Video
- Whole Foods (acq in 2017 for $13.7B)
- Twitch (acq in 2014 for $970M)
- PillPack (acq in 2019 for $753M)
- Ring (acq in 2018 for $1B)
- Audible (acq in 2008 for $300M)
- IMDB (acq in 1998 for $55M)
Primary customer type
emoji_people B2C+business B2B
Is this really a tech company?
Partly
remove Network effects
close Zero marginal costs to produce
check Product improves over time
close Zero cost to expand globally
close Self-serve onboarding + Zero cost of sales
emoji_people Culture
Glassdoor employee reviews
74%
would recommend Amazon to a friend (152,002 reviews)
worse than 60% of tech co's
81%
approve of the CEO Andrew Jassy (24,216 reviews)
worse than 64% of tech co's
Company mission"Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company."
Company principles
- Customer Obsession
- Ownership
- Invent and Simplify
- Are Right A Lot
- Learn and Be Curious
- Hire and Develop the Best
- Insist on the Highest Standards
- Think Big
- Bias for Action
- Frugality
- Earn Trust
- Dive Deep
- Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit
- Deliver Results
Company culture links
Companies founded by former employees
- Flipkart (founded 2007)
- Hulu (founded 2007)
- Twilio (founded 2008)
- Quora (founded 2009)
- Instacart (founded 2012)
- Jet.com (founded 2014)
public Climate change efforts
Carbon-neutral target: 2040, $2B “Climate Pledge Fund”
menu_book Popular books and movies
sentiment_dissatisfiednot available
code Open Source
Open source citizenship
sentiment_dissatisfied OK
TrueUp
Rank
#69
Top open source projects
25.2kajaxorg / ace
20.2kfirecracker-microvm / firecracker
9.3kaws / chalice
5.7ko3de / o3de
insert_chart_outlined Rankings
#1 BrandZ Most Valuable Brands
#3 LinkedIn Top Companies
#2 Fortune Most Admired Companies
#12 Fortune Global 500
#5 Forbes Most Innovative
'Excellent' corporate reputation rating
- Axios Harris Poll
rule Policies
% of open jobs that are remote
3%
home_work Remote work policy
Remote work is common
Same pay everywhere?
(same work, same pay)
sentiment_very_dissatisfiedNo
public H1B sponsorships approved in 2021
1,815
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Rank
#1
History of enforcing non-competes
card_giftcard Benefits (US)
Total value of benefits
(annual estimate)
$2,468 (sentiment_very_dissatisfied Poor / No data)
TrueUp
Rank
#18
401k match
50% match
401k match limit
400% of salary
401k match
fine print
The match vests after 3 years (if you decide to leave the company before your third work anniversary, then you don't get anything)
If you make...
Your max 401k match is...
$50k base salary$1,000
$100k base salary$2,000
$150k base salary$3,000
$200k base salary$4,000
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Paid vacation
(1st year)
16 days
Stock vesting scheduleEvery 6 months
child_friendly Maternity leave
20 weeks
child_friendly Paternity leave
6 weeks
local_offer Employee discount$100 annual discount on $1000 of Amazon.com purchases
Other employee benefits
- Bananas
- Subsidized parking
- Amazon Spheres
- $170 Flexible monthly commuter subsidy in Seattle (parking / UberPool etc.)
filter_list Job Levels
LevelJob Titles
Level 4 (L4)SDE I
Level 5 (L5)Eng: SDE II / PM: PM
Level 6 (L6)Eng: SDE III (Senior SDE) / PM: Senior PM
Level 7 (L7)Eng: Principal SDE, Senior Manager SDE / PM: Principal PM, Senior Manager PM
Level 8 (L8)Eng: Senior Principal SDE, Director SDE / PM: Senior Principal PM, Director PM
Level 10 (L10)VP
Level 11 (L11)SVP
Level 12 (L12)CEO
history Other info
Associated billionaires
(source:Forbes)
$112.3B - Jeff Bezos
$26.4B - MacKenzie Scott
IPO dateMay 15, 1997
(26 years ago)
Top owners at IPO
47.4% - Jeffrey P. Bezos
16.3% - Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Founder ownership at IPO47.4%
Implied founder equity split
100% - Jeffrey P. Bezos
Unsuccessful products trending_down
- Amazon Fire Phone
- Amazon Auction
- Amazon Dash
- Quidsi
- Amazon Restaurants
- Amazon Spark
- Amazon HQ2
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