Amazon CEO Wants His Employees To Read New York Times Report
After The New York Times published a scathing report about Amazon's work environment, CEO Jeff Bezos and other employees are denying the claims.By Katherine Biek | August 17, 2015
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is urging his employees to read a New York Times report that described the company's "bruising workplace."
The Times spoke to around 100 current and former Amazon employees who were critical in their descriptions of the work environment. One woman said she "was put on a 'performance improvement plan'" after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, while another said employees are expected to work 80 hours a week. Employees also reportedly "frequently sabotage" one another because they're encouraged to provide feedback to their colleagues' bosses. (Video via Amazon.com)
GeekWire obtained an email sent to all Amazon employees from Bezos which reads in part, "The article doesn't describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day."