Our European Fulfillment Network

The Amazon EU Operations network consists of 31 fulfillment centres comprising a total of over 1.8 million square metres. Our European network means that Amazon customers can choose from millions of products stored in our fulfillment centres across Europe. Our fulfillment centres dispatch packages to tens of millions of customers across Europe and to other countries around the world.

Career Choice Programme

Amazon also introduced Career Choice in 2014, an innovative new education programme which pre-pays 95% of tuition and associated fees for permanent employees to undertake nationally recognised courses and funds up to 8,000 euro over four years. So far, over a thousand employees in Europe have participated in Amazon's Career Choice programme, from many different countries. Find out more

Fulfillment Centre Safety

The safety of our associates is our number one priority. Amazon has a 62% lower injury rate than other companies conducting warehousing activities, based on the latest available HSE reporting data for the UK. We continually monitor our practices and procedures to improve health and safety in our sites and focus continually on reducing risk, increasing consistency, improving systems and providing our employees with the skills they can use within and outside of our business.

Fulfillment Centre Pay

Associates at our fulfillment centers across Europe earn highly-competitive base pay wages, usually at the top end of pay for similar roles in that country. We evaluate employee compensation annually to ensure our wages and benefits are competitive and aligned or better that similar employers in a given country.

Across the EU fulfillment centre network, permanent associates not only receive good salary progression in their first 24 months with us but benefits including bonus, health insurance, stock options, retirement plan and employee discount. These benefits are tailored by country to ensure our Associates receive packages that best suit their local needs including transport to work or subsidized meals.

The jobs we offer, with all these benefits, don’t require a formal education or apprenticeship. As a way of finding high-quality permanent employees and to manage variation in customer demand, we also employ seasonal associates. During the holidays, seasonal associates play a critical role in helping meet increased demand from customers. Many of our seasonal associates continue on to become full time Associates at our sites.

We have democratically elected works councils or employee forums at each of our European fulfilment centers that represent the interests of associates and regularly meet and reach far-reaching agreements with senior management. Our success is built on innovation and customer focus.

Kaizen & Defect Reduction

We continuously work to streamline our processes and eliminate defects and we empower all our associates to innovate to help achieve this. This drives a better customer experience, including faster delivery and lower costs that enable lower prices for Amazon customers. We use many systematic methods to make work processes easier and more efficient, including the "Kaizen" programme, derived from the Japanese term meaning "change for the better". Through the Kaizen programme, associates, working in small teams, can identify areas for improvement giving them the opportunity to influence their working environment and streamline processes. Find out more

Tour an Amazon Fulfillment Center

Highlights

In the EU we have 31 fulfillment centers. Overall, there are more than 40,000 full-time Amazon employees in Europe.

Associates at our EU fulfillment centers earn competitive base pay wages, usually at the top end of pay for similar roles in that country

Amazon's fulfillment network is truly European with sites in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, UK and the Czech Republic.

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Every week Amazon is hiring 150 new employees to get HAM 2 up and running.

The big goal is setting up the Fulfilment Center as soon as possible for storing products and for preparing shipments to the customer.

Read More

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Over 1,000 Amazonians work at our European headquarters

In images – discover what it's like to work at our European headquarters in Luxembourg

Read More

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Offices and Programmes

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Come see where we work

Have you ever wondered what happens after you click ‘buy’ on Amazon? Come and have a look

Read More

Customer connection

Offices and Programmes

Customer connection

Our customer service team makes the Amazon Mission possible

Our customer service team is empowered to think like owners and solve problems right the first time

Read More

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Amazon's fulfilment centres provide tens of thousands of full-time jobs

Read More

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The Principles that guide Amazonians' work

Our Leadership Principles work hard, just like we do

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Amazon pre-pays up to 95% of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields

In 2014 Amazon launched a program to expand choices available to our associates in their future careers

Read More

Our global offices - Offices in more than 30 countries

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Offices in more than 30 countries

From a garage to offices in more than 30 countries, Amazon offices have their own unique designs

Read More

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Change for the better

Through the Kaizen programme, employees participate in small teams to identify waste and streamline processes

Read More

What's it like in a Fulfilment Center?

Offices and Programmes

Pioneering: A Passion for Inventing

It's still 'Day 1'

By operating like a start-up, our team members are given opportunities to take on big challenges and make a difference for our customers

Read More

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Sonja Methling, Director Seller Services talks Women and Careers

Get out of your comfort zone

Read More

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Did you know? Our innovative new education programme Amazon Career Choice offers to pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees for nationally recognised courses. Find out more.