Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon's expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost.
Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan, customers across all industries are taking advantage of our low cost, elastic, open and flexible, secure platform.
We are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to inventing on behalf of our customers. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, culture, education, and professional and life experience. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and always look for ways to scale our impact as we grow.
Inclusive to the core
We’ve made inclusive hiring training a standard for our recruiters and hiring managers, and the AWS Inclusion Ambassadors program has more than 7,000 ambassadors promoting and fostering a culture of inclusion.
Welcoming diverse talent
We’re expanding alternative hiring pipelines like our HBCU partnerships, AWS Returners, and the AWS Military Apprentice Program in order to connect with outstanding candidates and bring new perspectives to our team.
A community for everyone
AWS has a huge array of employee-led and leadership-supported affinity groups that make it easy for our builders to connect and network with others who share their passions, experiences, challenges, and interests.
How we care for our builders
At AWS, we help care for our employees so they can focus on building for the future. We know when the right resources are in place, our people have the potential to truly thrive. That’s why we offer many different ways to experience good health, professional growth, and financial well-being.
Health & Wellness
You and your family’s health and well being are a top priority at AWS, which is why we provide a range of healthcare plans. On top of the usual coverage, we support new parents with paid leave and a gradual return-to-work program. There’s also paid time away if you need to care for an ill family member.
Professional & Personal Growth
Plan on developing both professionally and personally at AWS. Our employees are encouraged to enter different roles, take on new challenges, and learn new skills through seminars, trainings, and hands on learning opportunities whenever possible. The potential for internal transfers and expanding career development programs help our people continue building on their careers.
To help you best prepare for the future, we provide 401(k) matching and the opportunity to become an Amazon shareholder. We also believe in pay parity, which means we’re doing our best during the hiring process and annual compensation reviews to ensure women earn the same as men to perform similar work.
Amazon’s ability to innovate on behalf of our customers relies on the perspectives and knowledge of people from all backgrounds.
We believe that building a culture that is welcoming and inclusive is integral to people doing their best work and is essential to what we can achieve as a company. We actively recruit people from diverse backgrounds to build a supportive and inclusive workplace. We take steps to ensure employees have a sense of belonging, value, and opportunity.
We have 13 affinity groups (employee resource groups) with more than 87,000 employees across hundreds of chapters around the world. We actively recruit diverse candidates through our partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and women’s colleges, and we have over 40,000 veterans and military spouses working at Amazon.
We are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around—it’s good for the planet, for business, for our customers, and for our communities.
The Climate Pledge
This is Amazon’s commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040. In addition, we are on a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025.
From reducing water usage in data centers to using sustainable aviation fuel, we are committed to building a sustainable business for our customers, communities, and the world.
Our Supply Chain
We are committed to ensuring that partners around the world in our supply chain are treated with fundamental dignity and respect.
We’re working to invent packaging that delights customers, eliminates waste, and ensures products arrive intact and undamaged.
Amazon has created more jobs in the past decade than any U.S. company, and we have invested more than $530 billion in the U.S. over the last decade. Beyond our own workforce, Amazon’s investments have supported nearly 1.6 million indirect jobs in fields like construction and hospitality. We also actively work to help communities by responding to the urgent needs of reducing hunger and homelessness and investing in education for children and young adults.
Supporting our employees and communities
Our hiring and investments brought much-needed jobs and added hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity to many communities across the U.S.
Small and medium businesses now make up approximately 60% of physical product sales in our store and have created an estimated 2.2 million jobs.
We are a part of the communities around the world where our employees live and work. We bring the same innovation and energy to our neighborhoods and cities as we do to our work every day.