Saturday August 20, 2016

Amazon's New Part-Time Tech Teams Will Get Full-Time Benefits

Four-hour work days with Fridays off while retaining full-time benefits? Say no more. You would, of courseآ—assuming that NYT piece is to be believedآ—still have to tolerate being treated like a sub-human.

In addition to attracting technical talent to the company, the pilot could also serve to play a role in changing the company's image after the Times investigation. The article painted a picture of ruthless and cut-throat company culture that left many stressed and burned out. CEO Jeff Bezos fought back against the accusations. Jay Carney, Amazon's senior vice president for global corporate affairs, and Times executive editor Dean Baquet sparred over the accuracy of the reporting. All of the workers on the part-time teams (including managers) will work 'core hours' on Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2pm. The rest of the week, they'll have flexible hours and still get the same benefits as the company's full-time employees.