Debatables

Amazon's weary workplace exposed, sparking support, boycotts

By Chase WadeAugust 18, 2015

08/18/15

Jeff Bezos
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smart phone on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. David Ryder/Stringer/Getty Images

1) The old grey lady picked her latest fight, and across the ring is Amazon, the online retail giant specializing in same-day Easy Mac deliveries. An exposé highlighting Amazon's "bruising" workplace exposed the company's controversial culture that reportedly includes unfathomable expectations, harsh management critiques and brutal competition amongst employees. As you can guess, this news isn't sitting so well with consumers. One writer is even calling for a boycott.

2) Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, wrote a lengthy memo defending his company, not equating the story's accusations to the Amazon he knows. Since the New York Times' story was released, some 4,000 comments were left online describing Amazon's workplace as both a "great place to work" and as a job "I wouldn't wish...on my worst enemy." 

3) So, is an Amazon boycott in your future? Or is Amazon's corporate culture simply status quo?

Your Thoughts? Weigh In. Tell Us In The Comments Below.