“I feel like I can grow and develop,” he said. “I’m really enjoying that. And what’s great is that at Amazon you can do this with a lot of different people who have different nationalities. Working here, I feel like I can provide everything, or almost everything, for my family.”
While Mohanad has accomplished so much, he’s already seeking the next big challenge.
“I feel that I’ve been successful so far,” he said. “But I haven’t reached the top yet. I still feel hungry and want to achieve more. You have to keep on trying.”
Mohanad walks the floor of the Mönchengladbach Amazon fulfillment center in Germany. He’s recently been promoted to the role of instructor.
Mohanad holds his young son during a recent park visit near his home in Germany. He moved his family to the country from Syria in 2014.
“I wanted to work here in Germany so I could provide for my family,” he said. “I had to start from scratch. It was really difficult. I studied German at a school for about a year and, of course, on the street and at work. We spoke German at home. My daughter can speak a little German now.”
Mohanad’s brought that same determination and perseverance to his work at Amazon and was promoted to the role of instructor at his facility.
“I’m now responsible for training people, teaching people, and explaining how to carry out the processes correctly,” he said. “I always try to help people who have language problems and make things easier for them. I try to teach people in whatever way possible and help them.”
“It makes me proud to work as an instructor, to teach, and to share my knowledge,” Mohanad said. “I want to help people, no matter if they have just started to work here or if they are experienced.”
“When I first came here, I didn’t speak a word of German.”
Mohanad works in the receiving department at the Mönchengladbach Amazon fulfillment center in Germany. He moved himself and his family to the country from Syria in 2014.