Amazon Work from Home: How to Make It Work for You

Deirdre O'Donoghue
Deirdre O'Donoghue  |  August 2, 2019

Working from the comfort of your couch for one of the biggest companies on the globe sounds nice, doesn’t it? 

Amazon has 563,000 employees and this number continues to skyrocket. In March of 2019, the e-commerce giant announced it was looking to hire 3,000 remote employees for customer service. Landing a job at Amazon isn’t easy to do, and working remotely isn’t excluded from that competitiveness –it was ranked sixth on the 2019 list of 100 top companies with remote jobs. 

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Many people opt to learn how to sell on amazon instead of working for Amazon itself, but there are benefits that come with a full-time remote position at Amazon. 

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Working from home is most beneficial because of the flexible schedule, lack of commute time, which leaves more time for loved ones. Let’s figure out how to get you out of the corporate office and into your home office. 

This is part 3 of The G2 Guide to #WFHWeek.

Applying for Amazon work from home 

Amazon has a term for just about every part of their business. Amazon Prime is their membership, Amazon Pantry is their grocery delivery, and their work from home program is called Virtual Locations

As of August 2019, there are 685 remote positions currently open. Amazon’s filters make it easier for you to find the right position for you. 

These positions are meant for people who don’t work near a physical Amazon location, but have the desired skills for a specific role. Amazon gives you the ability to filter jobs in Virtual Locations by job type, full time, part time, and seasonal. 

Then, they divide the Amazon Virtual Positions by job category. 

  • Solutions architect
  • Fulfillment & operations management 
  • Sales, advertising, & account management 
  • Operations, IT, & support engineering  
  • Human resources 
  • Project/program/product management, non-tech 
  • Software development 
  • Customer service 
  • Business & merchant development 
  • Supply chain/transportation management 
  • Facilities, maintenance, & real estate 
  • Marketing & PR 
  • Medical, health, & safety 
  • Leadership development, & training
  • Administrative support 
  • Data science 
  • Editorial, writing, & content management 
  • Machine learning science 
  • Business intelligence 
  • Finance and accounting 

There are certain positions that require you to be in a specific city. This is due to some in-person meetings or trainings needed for the remote position. 

Let’s go through an example. 

If you want to work from home as a full-time software developer, you filter the term, then explore the jobs that interest you. Let’s say you’re an Android genius and want to be a developer who specializes in making Amazon products have the optimal function on Androids. Click that job, then choose “Apply now”. You must have an Amazon account to apply, but then the rest of the application is like any standard job application. 

How much does Amazon pay to work from home? 

This is a very common question, but there’s no right answer. 

For example, remote customer service representatives make an hourly wage between $10 and $15. This role has performance reviews that give you the opportunity for performance-based bonuses and raises. 

The pay for salaried positions is based on industry standards and experience level. 

Amazon does offer insurance for all full-time, salaried employees, regardless of whether they’re remote or not. 

One step closer to at-home comfort. 

Slip on your most comfortable outfit and begin hunting for the best Amazon work from home position for your life. You can become part of something bigger than all of us and work for the largest retailer in the world. 

Not looking to work for Amazon? Learn what to sell on Amazon and about Amazon FBA fees so you can sign up as a seller instead.

Deirdre O'Donoghue
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Deirdre O'Donoghue

Deirdre O’Donoghue is a Senior Content Marketing Specialist at G2. She brings her passion for research and creativity to her writing. In her free time you can find Deirdre fostering puppies or exploring the Chicago foodie scene.