We strive to be Earth’s best employer. This begins with offering competitive starting wages in locations around the world, and continues with benefits, support, and opportunities to help employees reach their full potential.
This was thanks, in part, to employees like Nelly Nelson, whose higher wage means she can make better food choices. “Instead of fast food, I’m able to eat better, healthier food,” she said.
There are similar stories across our operations network, from EastBrew Café and Bakery near a fulfillment center in Eastvale, California, to The Parlor Salon and Spa in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. These are small examples of the big impact our wages are having on communities across the U.S.
An at-a-glance look at our investments in the health, family, and life of our employees in the U.S.
We know that the time employees spend at work is just one part of what makes them who they are, and that balance between work and home is essential for their well-being.
We prioritize benefits that support employees’ families of all kinds.
In the U.S., for eligible full-time and reduced-time employees, Amazon offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents and up to six weeks for non-birth parents or parents who adopt. Our Ramp Back program allows parents to work a reduced schedule for up to eight weeks after the birth or adoption of a child.
In the U.S., Amazon offers FamilyFlex benefits to help bring more women and parents back to the workforce. These include Anytime Shift, which allows employees who choose these roles to create their own work schedule.
We offer health care benefits to all regular, full-time Amazon employees in the U.S., including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage. In regions with fewer options for convenient access to high-quality and affordable primary and mental health care, we launched Neighborhood Health Centers to support our employees and their families, with 17 locations across the U.S. as of the end of 2021.
We have developed a health care benefits system that, where possible, provides gender transition benefits, including gender affirmation. We also maintain internal resources to help managers and team members support employees who are transitioning.
Mental health resources are available 24/7 to all employees, their families, and anyone in their household through Amazon’s employee assistance program, which also offers virtual treatment options.
For employees outside of the U.S., we offer 24/7, on-demand support for mental health and work-life concerns, along with immediate consultation and support after a critical incident or traumatic event.
We also believe in providing support for child and adolescent mental health, including clinical guidance for parents of children who have neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, or any type of behavioral, social, learning, or emotional challenge. Amazon provides employees in the U.S. free access to expert consultants and educational materials for parents to help children build the skills needed to reach their full potential.