About Amazon

Below you’ll find information about Amazon’s history and background, senior management, and contact information

History and Background

Founding and Early Years

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994, initially operating as an online bookstore from his garage in Bellevue, Washington. The company officially launched its website and began selling books online on July 16, 1995. Originally named Cadabra, Bezos changed the name to Amazon a few months later, inspired by the vastness of the Amazon River, reflecting his vision for the company’s potential growth.

Important Milestones In its Financial History

1997: Amazon went public with an initial public offering (IPO), raising $54 million.
1998: Amazon expanded beyond books, introducing music and video products. It also acquired the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
2001: After years of financial losses, Amazon reported its first profit in the fourth quarter.
2002: Amazon launched Amazon Web Services (AWS), its cloud computing platform.
2005: The introduction of Amazon Prime offered customers a subscription service with free shipping and other benefits.
2007: The first Kindle e-reader device was launched, revolutionizing the digital book market.
2017: Amazon acquired the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion.
2022: Amazon acquired the iconic Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) for $8.5 billion.

Diversification and Expansion

From its origins as an online bookstore, Amazon rapidly diversified its offerings, selling virtually every product imaginable. The company expanded into various sectors, including cloud computing with AWS, streaming services, consumer electronics, and more, through strategic acquisitions and the launch of new services.

Current Status

Amazon’s relentless growth and innovation have established it as one of the world’s most valuable and influential companies. Its wide range of services and products has significantly impacted global markets and consumer behavior.


Amazon’s management system and organizational structure have been fundamental to its impressive growth and success. Here are some insights into the company’s management team and their approach:

Senior Leadership Team

  • Andy Jassy is the President and CEO of Amazon, having assumed the role in July 2021 after Jeff Bezos. Jassy, who joined Amazon in 1997, previously led Amazon Web Services (AWS) from 2016 until his promotion.
  • Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, now serves as the Executive Chair. He was instrumental in developing Amazon’s pioneering management practices and customer-centric culture.
  • Brian Olsavsky serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, managing Amazon’s financial operations since 2015.

Business Unit Leaders

  • Doug Herrington is the CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores, managing the company’s global e-commerce operations.
  • Adam Selipsky succeeded Andy Jassy as the CEO of AWS, rejoining Amazon in 2021 after an initial stint from 2005 to 2016.
  • David Zapolsky is the Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy & General Counsel, handling Amazon’s legal and public policy issues.

Management Philosophy

  • Amazon employs a decentralized management structure, upheld by robust leadership principles emphasizing customer focus, innovation, high standards, and cost-efficiency.
  • Decision-making is heavily data-driven, supported by advanced AI and machine learning technologies.
  • There is a significant focus on attracting and nurturing top-tier talent, with managers expected to continuously “raise the bar” with each new hire.
    The company maintains startup-like agility and speed in decision-making through its “Day 1” philosophy, which helps avoid bureaucratic slowdowns and complacency.

Contact Information

Here is the contact information for Amazon related to recruitment and job opportunities:

Amazon Recruitment Phone Numbers

  • For candidates in the U.S. requiring accommodation during the application process: 1-866-437-9078
  • For general questions about Amazon jobs and the hiring process in the U.S.: 1-888-280-4331

Amazon Careers Website

The main website to search and apply for Amazon jobs is amazon.jobs

You can also find information on the hiring process, application guide, and frequently asked questions on this site.

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