The recent New York Times article about Amazon inspired an unprecedented online conversation about workplace stress.
This video features highlights of the thousands of comments posted on the web.
...[Amazon seeks] to manage out a certain percentage of its work force annually. The number varies from year to year.
From another New York Time article dated August 17th, 2015, is error about Amazon's performance culture:
An article by Amazon engineer, Nick Ciubotariu, was circulated by Amazon’s public relations department after The Times article was published. Mr. Ciubotariu describes strengths of the workplace, including focus on customers and innovation. He also wrote that “no one” was encouraged to “toil long and late,” and dismissed the concerns expressed by many women at the company, which does not include any women on its top leadership team.
His points contradicted the accounts of many former and current colleagues, and some of his assertions were incorrect, including a statement that the company does not cull employees on an annual basis. An Amazon spokesman previously confirmed that the company sought to manage out a certain percentage of its work force annually. The number varies from year to year.
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