AMAZON CULTURE

Frontier Entrance

West Coast Cascadia Landscape
Frontier Entrance
Frontier Entrance
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You’ve arrived at the Amazon Frontier building! This building was named for “Project Frontier”, the codename for Amazon’s AWS Outpost technology, a fully managed service that offers seamless cloud and on-premise experience through the power of AWS services.

Throughout the 17 floors of this building, you’ll find Amazon employees working hard, having fun, and making history. Did you know that at Amazon we have 16 Leadership Principles? These steer the entire company’s way of thinking and building. One of Amazon’s Leadership Principles, “Strive to be the Earth’s Best Employer”, guides the company’s way of thinking and building for our employees. One way we see this is that all Amazon employees receive benefits starting from Day 1. Some people might think that means employees only in office buildings like this one but when we say all, we mean all!

All U.S. employees receive 20 weeks of paid parental leave, and hourly employees receive free access to skills training and education programs, including pre-paid college tuition. Amazon encourages employees to learn and be curious which is why we created Machine Learning University, which is inside one of our buildings on Westlake Avenue.

At this point in the tour you might notice the beautiful view of one of Seattle’s iconic landmarks, the Space Needle. When these sites were originally chosen for the Amazon Headquarters, preserving the essence of Puget Sound was in our hearts and on our minds. To help with maintaining that spirit, Amazon created the Amazon Housing Equity Fund. We at Amazon believe that all people should have access to housing they can afford, and that public and private sectors can work together to address this challenge. Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund has invested over $500 million in creating and preserving over 5,000 affordable housing units in the Puget Sound area. Amazon has committed $2 Billion to build affordable housing across areas where we have large corporate offices.

As its name suggests, the Frontier landscape embraces a West Coast Cascadia theme, inspired by the American Frontier and the Wild West. In this landscape, you will find dwarf Oregon grape, evergreen huckleberry, sword ferns, meadow checker mallow, and white oaks - all species native to the Pacific Northwest. Native sedge meadow plantings around the building provide a valuable urban habitat for native pollinators.

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