Amazon successfully wraps up its first Career Day in India; more than 400,000 people apply for jobs
Amazon India hosted its first-ever Career Day in India on September 16, 2021. The virtual event brought together Amazon leadership and employees to share what makes Amazon an exciting workplace, what is it like to work here and how the company is steadfast in its commitment to help India unleash its true potential in the 21st century.
The event saw around 520k visitors to the Career Day website and 400,000 people applying for a job at Amazon as part of Career Day 2021. The event also had Amazon recruiters holding one-on-one career coaching sessions for interested participants to help grow in their careers at the company or elsewhere.
In the opening keynote, Amit Agarwal, Global Senior VP and Country Head shared Amazon India’s growth story of constant innovation, customer obsession and unique workplace culture. Speaking about the breadth of opportunity at Amazon India, Amit said, “Just like me, several Amazonians have tapped into their potential and created their unique journeys. But the common denominator has been the ability to safely and purposefully wander and explore, feel, invent and meaningfully impact customer lives at a massive scale.”
Attendees had a unique opportunity to get career advice from Andy Jassy, President and CEO, Amazon as he shared insights on his own career path and the culture at Amazon. The event also included insightful panel discussions on topics such as how Amazon in India is creating value and transforming lives, life at Amazon, and how Amazonians are working on tech innovations for good.
Through exciting fireside chats and panel discussions, the event aimed to help decode ‘Life at Amazon’. Sessions with panelists including Raghava Rao, Vice President Finance & India CFO, Amazon, Puneet Chandok, President, Commercial Business, AWS India & South Asia, AISPL, and Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO, Amazon Pay India, Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, Amazon shared the future outlook of its key business areas in India, and also shed light on the spectrum of work opportunities that the company creates across the country, including small cities.
Working at Amazon India
Amazon offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. These comprehensive benefits begin on day one for regular full-time employees, and include health care coverage, parental leave, ways to save for the future, and other resources to improve health and well-being.
Even during the pandemic, Amazon India had created around 3 lakh direct and indirect jobs across industries including information technology, skill development, content creation, retail, logistics, and manufacturing. Currently, Amazon has thousands of open positions across India – from entry level roles in our logistics network helping deliver orders to customers to machine learning scientists making Alexa smarter every day. Amazon has also committed to creating about 20 lakh direct and indirect jobs in India by 2025.
Amazon was recognized by AmbitionBox as the No. 1 best place to work in India, ranked No. 3 in Business Today’s ‘India’s Coolest Workplaces’ list, and was selected by Fast Company as one of the Best Workplaces for Innovators.
To know more open job opportunities at Amazon India visit: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/in