While Amazon already has a substantial technological and production presence in Denver, the company is looking to expand its tech presence in the city by opening a new office in downtown Denver. Keep reading…
New Denver Amazon Jobs
About Denver Amazon Jobs
Currently, there is one major Amazon warehouse in Denver and several more throughout the state of Colorado and nearby in the neighboring city of Aurora. The warehouses staff thousands of employees each, ranging anywhere from 1,500 to 3,000 employees depending on the size of the warehouse. Amazon’s burgeoning technological presence in Denver has also contributed greatly to the city’s job market.
The company recently clarified its plans to expand its presence in a variety of major American cities, one of which is Denver. Across the country, Amazon plans to hire over 3,500 new technology and development positions, 400 of which will be at their new tech hub office in Denver. Presently, Amazon employs about 100 technological positions in Denver but will move its tech hub to a larger office location upon expansion.
Tech & Management Jobs
With this projected growth in mind, Amazon’s upper-level technology positions referred to by the company as “architects” typically require an advanced engineering or software development degree and over ten years of software development experience for leadership roles.
Even lower-level software engineering positions require approximately 5 years of experience at a minimum.These positions make an average of $200,000 annually. Managerial positions typically make just under $50,000 annually not including annual bonuses. These jobs manage broader warehouse and distribution operations and typically require management experience to qualify.
Hourly Pay & Benefits
At lower-level positions that do not require any qualifications beyond a high school diploma, Amazon starts employees as a base wage of $15 hourly except for delivery drivers that start at $16 to $18 hourly and require a commercial driver’s license. While comparatively low when one considers the six-figure salaries of software engineers, these wages are still higher than the majority of part-time entry-level positions and make over the Colorado minimum wage of $11.10 hourly.
Employee reviews of the company at all levels commend Amazon’s benefits packages for full-time employees, although there are definite perks to having an upper-level position versus one that pays an hourly wage. Reviews from software engineers and other technologically or management-oriented positions have overwhelmingly positive perspectives of the company.
Waged workers express some distaste for the long hours required of them for comparatively low wages and a sometimes-oppressive culture of productivity that derives from management. These sentiments are particularly pronounced among part-time workers. Still, they acknowledge that Amazon pays a lot better than other positions with similar qualifications and are generally appreciative of that.
Colorado is also particularly progressive with regard to worker’s rights, meaning that Amazon employees have additional leverage and the support of government bodies to ensure they are treated and paid fairly.