Amazon.com, Inc. is the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, VHSs, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. Amazon is considered the fourth most successful startup company of all time by market capitalization, revenue, growth and cultural impact.
Review Amazon’s website and thoroughly answer the following questions:
1. Using Amazon’s website; scroll down to the bottom of the home page and click on the “About Amazon” link, then click on the “Our Innovations” link. Review the Innovations page and elaborate on what Amazon has done regarding innovations they have introduced that positively affects the environment.
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2. Go to www.amazon.jobs. Scroll to the bottom and click on “Culture” under the section “Working at Amazon.” From your findings, describe the culture of this organization. Based on this culture, would you find it appealing or uncomfortable to work for this company? Explain your position.
3. Have you used Amazon? What about other online retailers? How do they compare on reliability, timeliness, costs, and customer service to Amazon?