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Amazon work from home jobs are available in many sectors, from Admin. Support, to HR, to Sales and everything in-between. In this post, we’re going to dive into what you need to know to get one of Amazon’s remote jobs.
Today, you’re going to learn a lot of the details behind Amazon’s work from home jobs plus see a list of what’s available today. We’re also going to talk about what you can expect when considering a job with Amazon and how to get one.
Here are the details:
Amazon Offers Different Ways To Be Hired
There are several ways to work from home with Amazon, but the most stable way is to have one of their remote jobs.
Amazon has work from home jobs that are full time, part time and seasonal, with a variety of positions within each of these employment types.
- Full time jobs with Amazon are positions that require you to work at least 40 hours a week and include a nice selection of benefits starting on the first day, including medical coverage, dental and vision plans, flexible Spending accounts for health and dependent care. 401(k) plans, short and long-term disability, and a lot of paid time off are also included in the benefits package.
- Part time jobs with Amazon means you work fewer than 40 hours and typically at least 15 hours each week. These jobs do not include benefits, however, they do offer flexibility that many people look for.
- Seasonal jobs with Amazon are more abundant around the holidays to meet the surge in demand, however Amazon has given seasonal workers the option to go full-time.
Amazon Hires In AND Outside the USA
Amazon has virtual jobs in Great Brittan, Italy, Germany, and all over the USA. There are several job openings in each of these countries, however the majority of them are in the USA.
Depending on the job, you may have to live in a certain state or country to make communication easier (time zones).
For example, Amazon’s customer service jobs require you to live in specific states, as they mentioned during their last hiring spree:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Amazon also encourages military Vets and spouses to apply for their virtual jobs. In fact, Amazon has ‘Virtual Military Hiring’ events and apprenticeships / internship programs.
Amazon Work From Home Jobs: What’s Available Today
Amazon has hundreds of remote jobs they are looking to fill now so there’s a good chance you’ll find one that’s perfect for you. From Customer Service to Human Resources and even Sales, you have a huge selection of virtual positions to choose from.
Amazon has work from home jobs in these categories:
- Product Design Managers
- UX Designers
- User Researcher
- Process Improvement Specialist
- Customer Service Specialist – Technical
- Shipping and Delivery Support
- Virtual Customer Care Advisor
- Content Specialty Consultant
- Sr. Manager, SDS Operations
- Fashion Specialist
- Sr. Quantitative Researcher
- Machine Learning Architect
- Content Marketer
- Advertising and Marketing Analyst
- Analyst Relations Lead
- Sr. Events Marketing Manager
- Field Marketing Leader
- Business Line Strategist
- Recruitment Marketing Specialist
- Benefits Case Manager
- Sourcing Recruiter
- HR Partner
- Recruiting Manager
- Workforce Staffing Business Manager
- Corporate Employee Relationship Engagement Manager
- Customer Enablement Manager
- Executive Advisor
- Growth Sdvisor
- EdTech/GovTech Manager
- Business Value Specialist
- Technical Business Development Manager
- Worldwide Operations Leader
- Go-To-Market Specialist
- Front End Engineer
- SDE – Sagemaker Notebooks
- SDE – Alexa
- Sr. Software Development Engineer
- AWS Solutions Architect
- Cloud Consultant
- Enterprise Account Engineer
- Customer Solutions Manager
- Solutions Architect
Project/Program/Product Management – Technical
- Customer Solutions Manager
- Product Manager – Technical
- Technical Program Manager
- Engagement Manager
- Graphics Technical Manager
- Database and Analytics Manager
Project/Program/Product Management – Non-Technical
- Business Line Program Manager – Workforce Staffing
- Contracts Compliance Manager
- Physical Security Program Manager
- Data Engineer
- Software Development Engineer
- UX Designer
- Principal Healthcare Advisor
- Stratigic Partner Manager
- Global Account Manager
- Account Executive – non profit
- Partner Sales Rep.
- Operations and Maintenance BDM
- Partner Account Manager
- Principal NPO Strategist
- Training Execution Manager
- Technical Lab Developer – AWS
- Design L&D Manager
- Curriculum Development Manager
- Technical Trainer
- Quality Assurance Engineer
- Data Engineer
- Technical Program Manager
- Business Intelligence Engineer
- DevOps Engineer
- Cloud Technical Account Manager
- Launch Engineer
- Business Operations Manager
- Sr. Data Scientist
How Much Will You Make Working For Amazon ?
Amazon jobs pay a minimum wage of $15.00 an hour with most of the remote jobs paying much more than that.
How much you’ll earn depends on the job, your experience, and how long you’ve been at it. Because Amazon doesn’t mention wages in the job descriptions, here’s a sample of similar jobs and how much they pay:
- Customer Solutions Specialist – $37,500 per year
- Data Engineer Consultant – $92,000 per year
- Finance Analyst – $50,000 per year
- Learning Manager – $66,500 per year
- Logistics Coordinator – $15.70 per hour
- Onboarding Associate – $17.00 per hour
- Recruiter – $51,000 per year
- Technical Writer – $60,500 per year
Amazon Work From Home Jobs: Here’s How to Get One
To work from home with Amazon, you have to follow these four steps:
- Go to Amazon’s Virtual Locations site to see their open positions.
- Narrow down your search to view only the virtual / work from home jobs
- Select a job you like and read through it thoroughly
- Apply for the position
Let’s go into each of these steps in detail.
Step #1, Go to Amazon’s Virtual Locations site
You’ll find all of Amazon’s work from home jobs listed in one place – their Virtual Locations site. In fact, it’s the only place to see ALL of their open remote positions and is updated on a regular basis.
To get there, you have two options:
Option #1: Click the job category above
First, take a look through the job categories I wrote about earlier and click the one that interests you. This will take you directly to that category within Amazon’s virtual jobs platform.
Then, go on to step #3
Option #2: Go directly to the Virtual Jobs platform
First, go to Amazon’s Virtual Jobs site, which looks like this:
Then, go on to step #2
Step #2, Narrow down your search
When you get to to Virtual Locations Job site, scroll down a bit to see all the filter options.
Near the bottom of the page, in the CATEGORY box, click on ‘Work From Home’. Then, scroll up a little bit and expand the JOB CATEGORY section to see all the job categories.
Tip: If you’re interested in a Customer Service position but there is no ‘Customer Service’ job option, click the Administrative Support, Business & Merchant Development, or any other category to browse through the jobs. Social media customer service jobs are in the Sales, Advertising, and Account Management category.
Now, go to step #3
Step #3, Select A Job
Once you’ve found a position you might like, click the job title to see the details of the job.
For example, I went ahead and selected the Customer Service category and clicked the ‘Group Manager, Delivery Station Customer Service’ title just to see if I qualify for it.
I read through the entire job description and decided to apply for it, which brings us to step #4.
Step #4, This is how to apply for a job
Read through the description of the job you just clicked on and if you meet the qualifications and requirements then go ahead and apply for it.
Amazon’s remote job application process goes like this:
- Click the ‘Apply Now’ button.
2. At this point, you’ll be taken through the Amazon Jobs portal and you may be prompted to log into your Amazon account (or create one). You’ll also have to confirm your email address and set a password specifically for Amazon Jobs.
3. Now you’ll be asked to upload your resume and enter your contact information. But if you don’t have a resume, you can still apply. Just be sure to fill in a brief description of your background, experience (with dates of employment), educational achievements, and skills. And this is important: applications without this information will not be considered.
4. Take any assessment tests instructed by Amazon – it’s their way of getting to know you better. Depending on the position, you may have to take an assessment during the application process or you’ll receive it separately after you’ve applied for a job. The type and number of assessments will depend on the role you apply for and in some cases, must be completed within a certain time frame.
5. Amazon will contact you to participate in an interview, either done online or by phone.
Amazon is unable to make personal contact with everyone who submits a resume but you can check your application status by logging into your application profile and reviewing the roles for which you’ve applied.
How Long Does it Take to Get Hired By Amazon ?
When Amazon is having one of their customer service hiring campaigns, they typically hire quickly, often within a few days. However, the hiring process for ANY of Amazon’s customer service jobs may take up to a few weeks, depending on these circumstances:
- The overall demand for the job and number of applicants
- The time of year and the need to fill the positions. For example, Christmas is Amazon’s busiest season so they have more Customer Service openings.
- The location of the specific job
Amazon Performs Drug Screening and Background Checks
As an employee of Amazon, you may be subject to random drug screenings, as well as an annual medical exam. This is especially true if you’re applying for a position in one of their warehouses or as a driver.
As a customer service rep., it depends on Amazon’s current policy. As I write this post, I have not found any information regarding drug testing for home-based customer service reps.
Amazon does their own due-diligence, examining the background report of all their potential employees to ensure you’re a responsible candidate. The typical background check goes back 7 years and can take up to 2 weeks to get the results.
Some of the things Amazon looks at in your background are:
- Your criminal history
- Employment history
- Credit and financial responsibility
- If you’ve ever failed drug screening
Amazon may also look at the sex offender registry, your social media profile, and contact your former employer(s) for a reference.
A Few Tips To Get An Amazon Work From Home Job
Working from home with Amazon can be very rewarding but the competition is fierce. Here are a few tips to help get you closer to getting a remote job.
- Read the job description thoroughly and make sure you meet all the qualifications and requirements.
- Make sure your resume is tailored to the job your are applying for.
- Follow all instructions given by Amazon related to the job.
- Be your best ‘you’ in the online / virtual interview.
When it comes to working from home with Amazon one thing is certain:
There are plenty of online jobs available so you’re sure to find one that suits you.
All you have to do is see what’s available, then apply. And don’t worry if the title of the job doesn’t sound appealing – read through the job description because you may actually have what it takes and what Amazon is looking for.