Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos On NYT Exposé: “i don’t acknowledge This Amazon”

The Amazon chief responds to a big apple instances article critiquing working prerequisites at the firm.

August 17, 2015 

Over the weekend, the big apple instances printed a deep dive into working practices at Amazon, alleging that the various firm’s current and former employees “tried to reconcile the now and again-punishing factors of their workplace with what many referred to as its thrilling power to create.” One former worker advised the instances that he regularly saw coworkers crying at their desks.

In an interior electronic mail, CEO Jeff Bezos encouraged workers to learn the article however argued it did not reflect what he believed was once Amazon’s ethos—that he didn’t “recognize” the corporate portrayed via the piece.

“The article doesn’t describe the Amazon i know or the caring Amazonians I work with daily,” he wrote. “but if you realize of any stories like these stated, i would like you to expand to HR.” Bezos equipped his own electronic mail address and said employees might contact him right away if want be, writing that “our tolerance for such a lack of empathy needs to be zero.” He additionally entreated employees to read a detailed rebuttal to the occasions article by way of Amazon executive Nick Ciubotariu, who at present works there.

“I strongly imagine that someone working in an organization that truly is like the one described in the NYT could be crazy to stay,” Bezos adds. “i do know I would leave one of these firm.”

read the fascinating new york instances piece here.

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