Amazon’s 6,000 Furry Employees Enjoy Pawesome Perks at Work
At the world’s largest internet company, every day is bring-your-dog-to-work day, and the four-legged employees love every minute of it.
Since day one, Amazon has had a pooch at the workplace. The first doggo to “work” at the company was Rufus, a Welsh Corgi who belonged to a husband and wife duo at Amazon. The cute pupper quickly stole everybody’s hearts: even today, there are Rufus’ pictures all around the company’s campus and a building in South Lake Union named in his honor.
But as the company grew, so did the number of its four-legged companions. According to Amazon, on any given day, there are around 6,000 canines at their Seattle headquarters. Which pretty much makes them the ideal workplace: who cares about health insurance benefit or salary when you could be working alongside your furry best friend… and thousands of other dogs?
While being able to bring their pets to work certainly boosts the morale of Amazon’s employees, it’s not the humans who are getting the better end of this deal (although it is hard to imagine anything better than hanging out with doggos). The furry Amazonians enjoy numerous work perks, including limitless dog treats available at reception desks in every office building and a doggie deck with a fake fire hydrant. This year, the company made a community off-leash dog park for when their barking employees need to let loose and run around. I got to hand it to Amazon: these guys really know their pooches.
Amazon might be a step ahead when it comes to puppilicous perks, but they’re not the only company to offer their employees a pet-friendly workplace. More and more employers are allowing their workers to bring pets to work as they’ve come to see the various benefits of a bring-your-pet-to-work policy. And honestly- it was about time.