Safety and security are some of Amazon’s core values, and one of the ways it ensures safety is by requiring an Amazon employee badge photo from everyone who works at the warehouse.
So let’s find out a little more about Amazon badge photos, including: How do you take a badge picture for Amazon? And how do I change my Amazon badge picture?
Your Amazon badge photo will be taken at your Amazon introduction. If you do not like the photo or have changed since it was taken, you may have the opportunity to change the photo if you contact your HR representative, but it is not common practice.
In this article, we are going to find out what the Amazon badge requirements are, when you will get your Amazon badge, how to change your profile picture on the Amazon A to Z app, and so much more! So keep reading; you are going to be an Amazon badge photo expert in just a few minutes.
Before we dig into the Amazon badge photo requirements, it’s important to understand whether or not you actually have the option to upload and use your own photo for the badge.
Recently, Amazon changed its policy and stated that new hires could upload their own badge photo before their introduction.
However, many Amazon employees have reported that even though they uploaded and sent their preferred picture, Amazon still required them to take a photo at the introduction and used that one instead.
But, if you want to try your luck and hope that Amazon accepts your own photo for your badge, you certainly need to know the requirements for the photo.
- Your entire face, head, kneck, and the tops of your shoulders need to be visible.
- The picture needs to be clear and high-quality.
- The background needs to be plain white, cream, or light blue.
What Should I Wear for My Amazon Badge Photo?
Whether you have decided to upload your own photo or have it taken at the introduction appointment, you are probably wondering: What should I wear for my Amazon badge photo?
There are no specific requirements for what you need to wear for your Amazon badge photo; however, you should opt for relaxed casual or business casual with plain colors.
Distracting patterns or graphic t-shirts do not look professional or flattering and should be avoided.
All Amazon new hires are required to attend an Amazon introduction appointment. Here you will receive all your official paperwork, including your contract, as well as your Amazon employee badge.
At every Amazon introduction appointment, badge photos are taken, so it’s important that you show up clean, well-dressed, and present yourself how you wish to be seen on your badge.
Once again, there is a chance that Amazon will use a photo you sent them for your badge, but you should prepare for the worst and be ready for them to use the photo they took during the introduction.
At the introduction, you will receive your employee badge with the photo. If there is a problem with the photo or you want to change it, you can contact your HR representative; however, it is not guaranteed that they will let you change it.
Even if you do not get the best photo for your Amazon employee badge, you can still change your profile picture on the Amazon A to Z app to something that actually looks like you and that makes you look good!
Here’s how to change your profile picture on Amazon A to Z:
- Open the Amazon A to Z app and log in with your employee information.
- Click the More menu on the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Select My Profile and Job Details at the top of the screen.
- Click on your profile picture.
- You will be prompted to upload a new photo.
That’s all there is to it! You now have the profile picture you actually want on the app for others to see.
The reason why so many Amazon employees want to know how to change their badge photos is that the photo essentially takes up the whole badge.
Amazon badges are a large photo with the employee’s name on the top in large font, surrounded by a blue plastic outline.
Amazon employee badges stay blue until the worker celebrates what Amazon calls an “Amaversary,” which is a celebration of either 5, 10, 15, or 20 years with the company.
The various Amaversaries change the color of the employee badge. Yellow for 5 years, red for 10, purple for 15, and silver for 20 years at Amazon.
While you may have the option of uploading an Amazon badge photo, it’ll most likely be taken at your Amazon introduction appointment. While you may have the option to change the photo with an HR representative, it’s more common that the photo they take is the photo you’re stuck with.