a) How long have you been in business?
Amazon has been in business since 1994!
b) How many locations do you have in Calgary and nationally/internationally? What locations are hiring locally in Calgary and area?
We have one location locally. Our distribution centre is located in Rocky View County, close to CrossIron Mills. Internationally we operate in 17 countries worldwide.
c) What type of positions do you offer? (ex. Full time, part time, seasonal, contract etc.)
We are looking to fill full time positions.
d) What are the benefits of working for your company? Staff discounts, incentive programs, scholarships etc.
Apart from working for a world’s fastest growing company, employees get their extended health benefits including MSP covered from day 1. They also receive 2 weeks’ vacation and up to 48 hours Personal Time off. We also offer Career Choice Program and part of that is Tuition Reimbursement option for eligible programs upto 95%. We also provide RRSP matching as well as restricted stock unit.
e) How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?
Interested candidates can find and apply to opportunities at Amazon.com/Calgaryjobs. They can sign up for our talent community to receive latest updates on our job postings and other career related information.
f) What do you look for in an employee?
For the Fulfillment Associate opportunity, Amazon is looking for staff 18+ with a high school diploma. Staff must have open availability to work all shifts and must be willing to work overtime as required. The job is physical and requires staff to be able to lift up to 49 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation, stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours, and be able to push, pull, squat, bend and reach repeatedly. Fulfillment Associates must also be willing to work on PIT equipment (i.e. forklift or cherry picker, with or without reasonable accommodation).
g) What type of education/training/equipment do you require?
High School diploma. Training on forklift or cherry picker is available.
h) What is the minimum age required to work for your company? Are there different age requirements for different positions?
Minimum age required is 18 years.
i) Provide a wage range for entry level positions.
Wage rate is $15.75 for entry level roles.
j) What are the hours of the business and general shift times? Are there a minimum number of hours someone needs to work per week? Is there flexibility regarding school schedules?
We have 4 day work weeks. Staff will generally work 10-12 hour shifts, with opportunities for overtime. Shift times vary.
k) Is a uniform provided or do employees have to pay for it?
No we don’t have any uniform. Dress code is casual.