Amazon Work From Home Jobs

Amazon Work From Home Jobs

If you're trying to find a job where you can work from home, you may want to consider looking at Amazon.

A lot of jobs today allow for occasional remote work.

And there are times, such as during inclement weather or concerns around infectious diseases like the flu or coronavirus, when companies decide to allow additional remote work for the safety of their workers.

However, the Amazon jobs we are looking at below are based at home.

According to a study by Owl Labs, 34% of US workers would take a pay cut (up to 5%) to work remotely. Additionally, 71% of remote workers say they are happy in their job vs. 55% of on-site workers.

So if remote work interests you, you're not alone.

There are several ways to make money with Amazon, like Amazon FBA or delivering packages for them. However, this article is going to discuss Amazon's work from home jobs.

These are jobs where you'll be an Amazon employee.

And these aren't limited to seasonal or customer service jobs. But those are options as well.

I'll discuss the types of jobs available in more detail below. But they include both full-time and part-time employment in the areas of information technology and management positions, among others.

Let's talk about the types of remote jobs Amazon has. And then we'll discuss how to get one of those jobs and what kind of requirements they have.

Types of Remote Amazon Jobs

Amazon refers to their remote jobs as virtual positions (work-from-home) at virtual locations.

What are Virtual Locations?

Virtual locations are work-from-home positions for individuals living in some areas.

Some of the jobs may be location-independent, meaning that you can work remotely from any location.

However, most of the jobs require you to live in a particular location or area.

These jobs are typically in locations where Amazon conducts business, but they aren't near a physical Amazon location.

While available virtual locations can change at any time, the states I've seen include:

  • Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

And some jobs are listed by country, including:

  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Costa Rica

To determine if a job is genuinely a work-from-home job, you need to read the job description.

Sometimes positions are listed under the US if they have nationwide opportunities.

An example of this is the Military Pathways program. Transitioning military members can apply to be a front-line manager at a Fulfillment or Customer Service center.

Those are not Amazon work from home jobs.

Additionally, some Amazon Web Services (AWS) positions can be remote but need to be based near an AWS office. The office locations listed include:

  • Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cupertino, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, Herndon, New York City, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, or Tempe.

What About Travel?

While a number of the jobs can be remote, if they aren't customer service agents, most of them require travel.

Travel, for jobs requiring it, can range from 20% to 80% depending on location and position. Again, those details are found in the job descriptions.

However, for any position, occasional travel may be required for training or company meetings.

What Kind of Amazon Work Can Be Done From Home?

At the time of this article, there were over 1,100 jobs that appear when searching for remote career opportunities on Amazon's website.

Most of the virtual work from home positions with Amazon, fall under these business and job categories:

  • Amazon Web Services
    • Solutions Architect
    • Sales, Advertising, & Account Management
    • Leadership Development & Training
    • Project/Program/Product Management
  • Fulfillment & Operations
    • Medical, Health, & Safety
      • Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) Managers, Ergonomists, and Safety Engineers
    • Human Resources
      • HR Managers, Recruiters, Investigators, and Employee Relations
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Operations Technology
    • Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
    • Software Development
  • Customer Service
    • While there are part-time and full-time customer service positions, many are temporary or seasonal.
    • Keep in mind that temporary positions can lead to permanent ones based on your performance.

This list is just a small sample of the types of jobs available for remote work with Amazon.

Requirements for Working at Amazon

Job requirements vary based on the type of job. Therefore, it is best to review the requirements in the specific job posting.

Salaried workers will typically require a Bachelor's Degree related to the type of work, along with several job-specific requirements.

Customer service positions require a high school diploma, a year of customer service experience, English fluency, and basic computer skills.

Additionally, remote customer service positions require a dedicated telephone landline and a high-speed internet connection.

How Do I Work for Amazon From Home?

Amazon Work From Home Job Search Page

To find Amazon work from home jobs, visit their Virtual Locations website.

You can search by keyword, title, or location.

Additionally, you can scroll down on the page and filter the available jobs. You can filter by job type, job category, cities, business category, and category.

The categories include work from home, corporate, fulfillment center, customer service, or student programs.

How Do You Apply for Amazon Virtual Jobs?

In each job description, click on the Apply now button to apply for a position.

After clicking Apply now, you log into or create an amazon.jobs account.

Once you create your account, you'll submit/answer the following:

  • Resume
  • Contact information
  • Education details
  • General and job-specific questions
  • Work eligibility
  • Voluntary questions on Equal Employment Opportunity, Disability, and Veteran's Status

After completing the requested information, you'll review your application and submit it. A criminal background check may also be required.

Amazon Interview/Hiring Process

If Amazon is interested in hiring you after reviewing the information you submitted, you will be contacted to move forward in the process.

The hiring process at Amazon will vary based on the position you have applied for, but may consist of the following:

  • Assessments
    • Assessments are conducted virtually for some roles.
    • Two types of assessments may be required as a screening tool before moving forward to interviews.
      • Work style assessment
        • Used to determine how you'd fit with Amazon's culture and Leadership Principles.
      • Work sample simulation
        • Used to demonstrate your problem-solving, prioritization, and interpersonal abilities.
  • Phone interview
    • Most customer service positions will just require a phone interview.
    • Similar to assessments, there are typically two types of phone interviews that may be required for specific roles.
      • Behavior-based
        • You'll be asked about past situations and challenges and how you dealt with them.
      • Technical
        • Required for software development and other similar roles.
  • In-person interview
    • In-person interviews may be conducted virtually. This is the default currently due to the coronavirus.
    • Similar to phone interviews, there may be behavior-based interviews, as well as technical interviews.
    • For behavior-based questions, they recommend using the STAR method to answer your questions.
      • Situation – The situation you were in or the task you needed to accomplish.
      • Task – The goal you were working toward.
      • Action – The actions you took to address the situation.
      • Result – The outcome of your actions.

I recommend you become familiar with Amazon's Leadership Principles before interviewing with them.

Keeping the leadership principles in mind and relating to them while answering interview questions will give you an edge over your competition.

After an in-person or virtual interview, you should expect to hear from your recruiter within five business days.

Amazon Pay and Benefits

How Much Do Amazon Work From Home Jobs Pay?

Customer service representatives should expect to start around $15 per hour. Additionally, agents receive 1.5 times their base pay for overtime.

Salaried workers in some of the other positions mentioned above make similar to their counterparts that don't work remotely based on experience.

What About the Hours?

Customer service agents that are part-time can expect to work 20 to 29 hours every week. However, around the holidays and Prime Day, you may be expected to work twice that.

Salaried workers are expected to put in the typical 40+ hours per week. Further, many positions may require weekend and holiday work at times.

Additionally, keep in mind that if a position, like human resources or EHS, supports a fulfillment center, they may be needed for support 24/7.

Benefits for Amazon Work From Home Employees

One attractive aspect of working for Amazon is the excellent benefits provided.

Remote, full-time employees receive the same benefits as regular employees. However, benefits can vary by location, hours worked, employment length, and job status.

Those benefits include:

  • Health insurance
    • Health Savings Account
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) including a company match
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Restricted Stock Units for most employees
  • Paid time off and company holidays
  • Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Adoption Assistance

Additionally, employees receive a 10% discount on Amazon products on Amazon.com.

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Summary

If you are looking for an excellent remote work opportunity and you like what you've read, an Amazon work from home job may be for you.

Between the outstanding benefits, competitive pay, and not having to fight traffic to get to work, a virtual position with Amazon is a great alternative to a regular job.

Do you have any experience with Amazon work from home jobs? What about other remote work? How do they compare? Please share in the comments below.

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