Summary of Inside Amazon
Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace
The New York Times, 2015
Amazon offers its employees big opportunities and rewards, but are the long hours and unforgiving workplace culture worth it?
In this in-depth exposé of Amazon, journalists Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld interview more than 100 current and former Amazon employees from all levels of the business, including some whom the company had banned from contributing. The result is a revealing insight into what it’s like to work in Amazon’s highly demanding corporate environment, where tough talk and long hours trump goodwill and work-life balance. getAbstract recommends the authors’ findings to anyone with an interest in management theory, organizational culture or workers’ rights.
In this summary, you will learn
- What Amazon sees as its tools for success,
- What makes Amazon a demanding place to work, and
- How the company’s culture affects its employee diversity and retention.
About the Authors
Jodi Kantor is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who writes about gender, politics and other topics. David Streitfeld writes about technology for The New York Times.
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