Amazon.com launched in 1995 from a garage just outside of Seattle. While our approach hasn't changed—we're still guided by customer-obsession, a passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence and long-term thinking—we've grown a lot over the last 20 years, and we now have dozens of offices in more than 30 countries around the world. Here in Europe, we have corporate offices right across the continent.
We have tens of thousands of corporate employees around the world working in each of our different head offices have their own unique design, which create environmentally friendly workspaces with a great energy that help inspire collaboration and innovation. You'll see details across our worldwide offices like whiteboards in the lifts, open areas that encourage spontaneous meetings, and unique aspects of our culture like door desks.