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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. To see the current positions and learn the details to getting a job, keep reading.
Today, you’re going to see what remote jobs Amazon has, how to get one, and what you can expect.
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
Amazon has over 2,000 work from home jobs and careers available now so there’s a good chance you’ll find a remote job that’s perfect for you. From Administrative Support to Human Resources and even Sales, you have a huge selection of virtual positions to choose from.
Amazon is hiring for these work from home positions:
- Consumer Insights Intern
- Content Acquisition Intern
- Creative Development Intern
- IP & Literary Intern
- Salesforce Administrator
- Design Intern
- Head of Artist Relations
- Store Designer
- Technical Writer
- Call Center Specialist
- Customer Service for Business Partners
- Customer Service Operations Manager
- Customer Solutions Specialist
- Deliver Station Support
- Policy Manager Customer Service
- Seller Onboarding Associate
- Styling Assistant Customer Service
- Data Scientist
- Data Engineering Consultant
- Industry Specialist
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Solutions Analytics Intern
- Learning Business Partner
- Learning Manager
- Technical Curriculum Architect
- Technical Trainer
- Finance Intern
- Finance Manager
- Financial Analyst
- Tax Analyst
- Operational Manager
- Site Operations Manager
- WHS Manager – Regional and Multi-Site
- HR Customer Service Rep for Business Partners
- HR Business Analyst
- Head of HR
- HR Program Manager
- HR Investigator
- Recruitment Operations Manager
- Sourcing Recruiter
- Automation Solution Engineer
- Cloud Technical Account Manager
- Customer Solutions Specialist
- Data Center Manager
- Global Resource Lead
- Material Flow Optimization Engineer
- Regional IT Manager
- Logistics Coordinator
- Business Planning Analyst
- Program Manager
- Seller Onboarding Associate
- Risk Analyst
- Global Inclusion Communications Manager
- Launch Program Manager
- Marketing Strategist
- Partner Marketing
- Recruitment Marketing Specialist
- Design & Startup Program Manager
- WHS (Workplace, Health & Safety) Manager
- WHS Specialist
- Controls Testing
- Customer Solutions
- Engagement Manager Professional Services
- Global Expansion Manager
- Global Hospitality Consultant
- Intelligence Program Manager
- Principal Product Manager
- Technical Program Manager
- Quality Assurance Engineer
- Security Engineer (various levels)
- System Development Engineer
- Technical Engineer
- Account Manager
- Amazon Connect Sales Representative
- Inside Sales Rep.
- Market Manager
- Sales Manager (various divisions)
- Sales Operations Lead
- Sales Specialist (various divisions)
- Strategic Customer Engagement
- Principal Storage Sales Specialist
- Web Services Sales Representative
- Front End Engineer
- SDE – Platform and Architecture
- Software Development Engineer
- AWS Solutions Architect
- Cloud Infrastructure
- Cloud Technical Account Manager
- Principal Mainframe Architect
- Solutions Architect
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
Here’s How To Get One of Amazon’s Remote Jobs
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.