Amazon continues to rule e-commerce with its market presence and workplace desirability.
The online retailer ranked second place on LinkedIn’s U.S. top companies list, which recognized companies for their ability to retain top talent and keep workers satisfied. The list evaluated companies based on data from more than 500 million LinkedIn members, including Amazon employees.
“I believe the biggest reason that the best talent in the world wants to work and stay at Amazon is our unique culture of innovation and customer obsession,” Amazon VP of Human Resources Beth Galetti said.
Over the past year, Amazon has pledged to bring more than 100,000 new full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S., hire 25,000 military spouses and veterans, and train 10,000 active-duty service members in cloud computing. Most of the positions will be fulfilled at Amazon’s new distribution centers, including those that are under construction in California, Florida and other states.
Amazon employees are provided with highly-competitive pay, disability insurance, health insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. The company’s “leave share” policy, which contributed to its high ranking on LinkedIn’s list, enables employees to have flexibility with their growing families. Leave share lets employees share their Amazon paid leave with their domestic partner or spouse who isn’t offered paid leave by their employer. In addition to up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, Amazon also offers employees Ramp Back, a policy that enables moms to have additional control over the pace at which they return to work. Amazon’s benefits and health care plan are the same for its 341,000 workers, whether senior executives or fulfillment center staff.
Other companies that achieved top spots on LinkedIn’s list included IT services giant Alphabet, which ranked first for its renewable energy plans, Apple for its employee engagement and innovative devices and Uber for its worker equity plans.