Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 15, 2015

Amazon Employees Cry At Their Desk And Practically Combust

"I would see people practically combust." "Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk." With quotes like these, I can't help but get the impression that working at Amazon may not be entirely healthy.

At Amazon, workers are encouraged to tear apart one another's ideas in meetings, toil long and late (emails arrive past midnight, followed by text messages asking why they were not answered), and held to standards that the company boasts are 'unreasonably high.' The internal phone directory instructs colleagues on how to send secret feedback to one another's bosses. Employees say it is frequently used to sabotage others.