From Amazon Hemel Hempstead to Amazon Seattle

Amazon invited employees at our fulfilment centres across the UK to tell us what they like best about working at Amazon and why it is the right place for them. More than 800 employees from across the UK and dozens from each site took part. One person from each fulfilment centre will visit Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle this October as part of the ‘I Found the Right Place’ programme.

Francis, 57, was the lucky Hemel Hempstead employee chosen for the trip. FC associate Francis, who has worked at Amazon for almost three years, wrote: “Amazon is a place where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, irrespective of physical appearance or nationality. Here you are welcomed and you can develop and achieve a lot. There are opportunities for you to get skills and to improve both your work and home life. If you want to progress, they will help you do it.”

During the five-day trip to Seattle, Francis and Amazon colleagues from sites across the UK will be shown around the city and enjoy a trip up the Space Needle. They will also go on a tour of the Amazon campus and the robotics fulfilment centre in Kent, Washington, where they will meet Amazon’s Chief Scientist.

Francis said: “Amazon is the right place for me. The benefit scheme is superb, tailored to suit each individual and flexi-time allows me to attend personal issues when I need to. Unlike other companies, here general managers are out on the fulfillment centre floors, interacting with workers, solving problems and helping out where needed.”

David Tindal, Site Leader at Amazon’s Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre said: “We take pride in providing a positive workplace and a great environment and I am delighted that Francis will be jetting off to Seattle for the trip of a lifetime.”

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