Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.

Amazon is quite famous for its work culture. In the recent video about work at Amazon someone said: “You either fit here or you don’t. You love it or you don’t. There is no middle ground.” I would add that you can love it, but not for long.

Balance between work and life should be better there, but that’s a tradeoff the employee must do. If the employer is the one who forces the kind of situations Amazon is known for, one starts to think about what real good is doing a company that punishes any signal of not devoting your live to it.

The NYT article is crude and real. We should be aware of this and think twice before buying something there. Maybe it’s time to stop promoting a company that gives a fantastic service outdoors but a poor one indoors.

Source: Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace – The New York Times

Follow up: Amazon may well be the most evil company in technology and Jeff Bezos should be ashamed

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.