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a2z Development Center Overview

Website www.a2z.com
Headquarters Columbia, MD
Size 1 to 50 Employees
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year

Mission: Our vision is to be Earth's most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.

a2z Development Center – Why Work For Us?

Amazonians are leaning into the future, with radical and transformational innovations that create value for thousands of authors, entrepreneurs, and developers. Invention has become second nature at Amazon, and in my view the team’s pace of innovation is even accelerating.

–Jeff Bezos, 2011 Shareholder Letter


Is innovation in your DNA? Do you like to use technology to solve challenging problems? Amazon might be the place for you.


Benefits and Employee Stock

There are many things to consider when deciding on your next employer. At Amazon, we offer employees the chance to work with great people on exciting projects with lots of opportunity for growth. We also provide a full range of benefits for you and your eligible family members (including domestic partners). While the benefits may vary slightly from location to location, these are the basic benefits for regular full-time, U.S. employees:

Health Care:

Doctor and patient

• A choice of four medical plans, including prescription drug benefits, designed to meet your individual coverage needs
• Dental plan
• Vision plan

Financial Security:

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• 401(k) savings plan with a company match
• Company-paid basic life and accident coverage as well as optional additional (and dependent) coverage at a low cost
• Company-paid short- and long-term disability plan
• Health-care and dependent-care flexible spending account

Employee Assistance Programs:


• Employee assistance program including dependent-care referral services and financial/legal services
• Child and Elder care assistance
• Pet care assistance

Time Off:

Time off at the beach

• Employees earn vacation time, and up to six paid personal days per year
• Six company holidays

Employee Stock:

Employee stock

At Amazon, employees have the opportunity to become owners of the Company. We want employees to think like owners, and awarding equity provides an ownership opportunity to our employees. Eligible Amazon and subsidiary employees receive Amazon Restricted Stock Units.

Our Leadership Principles

Our Leadership Principles aren’t just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. Amazonians use them, every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer’s problem, or interviewing candidates. It’s just one of the things that makes Amazon peculiar.

Customer Obsession

Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. Although leaders pay attention to competitors, they obsess over customers.


Leaders are owners. They think long term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team. They never say “that’s not my job."


Invent and Simplify

Leaders expect and require innovation and invention from their teams and always find ways to simplify. They are externally aware, look for new ideas from everywhere, and are not limited by “not invented here." As we do new things, we accept that we may be misunderstood for long periods of time.

Are Right, A Lot

Leaders are right a lot. They have strong business judgment and good instincts.

Hire and Develop ‘The Best’

Leaders raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion. They recognize exceptional talent, and willingly move them throughout the organization. Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in coaching others.

Insist on the Highest Standards

Leaders have relentlessly high standards - many people may think these standards are unreasonably high. Leaders are continually raising the bar and driving their teams to deliver high quality products, services and processes. Leaders ensure that defects do not get sent down the line and that problems are fixed so they stay fixed.

Think Big

Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Leaders create and communicate a bold direction that inspires results. They think differently and look around corners for ways to serve customers.

Bias for Action

Speed matters in business. Many decisions and actions are reversible and do not need extensive study. We value calculated risk taking.



We try not to spend money on things that don’t matter to customers. Frugality breeds resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and invention. There are no extra points for headcount, budget size, or fixed expense.

Vocally Self Critical

Leaders do not believe their or their team’s body odor smells of perfume. Leaders come forward with problems or information, even when doing so is awkward or embarrassing. Leaders benchmark themselves and their teams against the best.

Earn Trust of Others

Leaders are sincerely open-minded, genuinely listen, and are willing to examine their strongest convictions with humility.

Dive Deep

Leaders operate at all levels, stay connected to the details, and audit frequently. No task is beneath them.

Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit

Leaders are obligated to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are tenacious. They do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly.

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Deliver Results

Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion. Despite setbacks, they rise to the occasion and never settle.

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  • Helpful (2)

    Go for the money but don't plan to stay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
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    I worked at a2z Development Center full-time (More than a year)


    casual dress code - flips flops, shorts, t-shirt bankers hours good pay smart people


    no on-boardng sink or swim atmosphere managers technical experts though weak people skills

    Advice to Management

    Work on soft skills

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at a2z Development Center.


    Well planned one, They analyze the candidate well before coming to a decision Have to prepare well from our end at least on areas mentioned in our resume as they question each and every point mentioned in the resume

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