Amazon fulfillment center in Eastvale, California on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.
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LinkedIn on Wednesday named Amazon the top U.S. company to work for if you’re seeking career growth. It’s the second year Amazon has topped the list.
LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Companies list tracks seven pillars focused on career progression: Ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity and spread of educational backgrounds. The company said the rankings are based on data from its 810 million members and investments companies make in employees.
But CNBC partner JUST Capital, a platform dedicated to measuring and improving corporate performance, found the e-commerce giant ranks much lower with workers.
JUST ranks Amazon 11th of 53 in retail, and 569th overall among the companies JUST tracks in the Russell 1000. JUST Capital’s rankings are determined by a poll of Americans on what issues they believe U.S. companies should prioritize most. For workers, these include: paying a living wage, worker health & safety, benefits & work-life balance, diversity, equity & inclusion as well as workforce investment and training.
Amazon exceeds the industry average in JUST’s rankings in all categories but one: worker health and safety, which measures the company’s well-being protections for workers beyond what is required by law.
JUST also ranks Amazon below the industry average on health and safety based on the number of controversies and fewer policies at the company.
This category is notably absent from the appraisal that goes into LinkedIn’s list.
Amazon, the country’s second-largest private employer, has faced broad scrutiny from lawmakers, activists and some of its own employees over its labor record.
Amazon warehouse and delivery workers have routinely spoken out against the company, arguing its “customer obsession” and focus on speedy delivery have created an unsafe working…
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