The Bruising Workplace Culture at Amazon

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The founder of one of America’s largest online retailers is taking exception to a lengthy report that called Amazon a “bruising workplace” for both executives and rank and file employees.

Saturday's New York Times described Amazon as a workplace where employees are so harshly treated they cry at their desks and where executives are regularly managed out rather than being allowed to recover from cancer, miscarriages or other personal crises. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive, says he didn’t recognize the Amazon he knows—and that “tolerance for such lack of empathy needs to be zero.”

Credits

Guest:
Brad Stone - Bloomberg BusinessWeek - @BradStone

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Paul von Zielbauer, Evan George