Bezos essentially has done the same thing Sam Walton did. But instead of having general merchandise to mix out his margins, he has Amazon Web Services. Now he’s just trying to crack the food business so that he can drive even more traffic. When he... read more
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Anyone encounter this guy in the flesh? He seems like a real dooosh canoe. Also, what is with his new terminator image? I halfway expect a red laser beam to go shooting out of that crooked eye of his as he terminates most of retail. Put your best... read more
Amazon is eliminating a Seattle team that supported the company’s contract-delivery drivers and moving the jobs to Phoenix, where salaries start at about 75 percent of Seattle’s minimum wage... read more
"Amazon, on Wednesday, said it plans to halt development of a tower in downtown Seattle and is considering subleasing space in another under-development tower nearby. Those jobs, ostensibly, would be located in cities that aren't charging Amazon a... read more
The profits are through the roof, yet the headcount keeps declining. Welcome to the Brave New World... https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazons-employee-count-declines-for-first-time-since-2009/
What will remain in US communities? https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/the-amazon-whole-foods-era-of-grocery-just-claimed-its-first-victims/ar-BBKyxlq?ocid=spartandhp
100+ employees were given layoff packages last week in a department elimination. We are given time to find a new job at the company but many will not because of headcount freezes. I hear Prime teams are next. Hope everyone is able to find new jobs... read more
That's all what I know, folks knew ahead of time. Many will transfer.
Excluding Whole Foods, Amazon created 130,000 jobs last year and continues to hire.
I'm hearing rumors that Amazon is cutting corners just to get buy till they lay off. I was told at the Etna Ohio facility that major layoff are coming with the next 60-90 days. But why is it not all employees are aware of what's going on?
Hearing stories that AWS layoffs are next. Is it true?
I survived this round, but it is clear this is far from over, which makes me curious about some things. Any chance somebody can tell us what kind of severance was offered to those who were laid off? And in case they were offered a replacement... read more
Here are some of the articles covering the story today https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-laying-off-corporate-employees-in-rare-cutback/ https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/12/amazon-to-lay-off-small-number-of-people-in-seattle/... read more
They asked us to rank the bottom 6% and I am hearing rumors that they will force us to put them on a pivot plan which basically equals a buyout or a fairly Unachievable improvement plan. Not sure when it will happen but this s---s. I came here to... read more
Does anybody know if it is over by now? I talked to my wife a few minutes ago and she said that it was crazy for a while but that the situation calmed down significantly. I still can't help but worry. Talk about unexpected! Everybody knew about the... read more
Amazon HQ is getting hit hard, with more layoffs happening throughout the company. Not sure what prompted this and if it'll continue, but right now it's pretty bad. Hundreds of people are being hit with notices. Why there are layoffs while we are... read more
Anyone who has comments to share about these departments please let me know if I should take a job here. Heard the usual stuff about Amazon but maybe it's a bit more copacetic in the tax department?
"What if your employer made you wear a wristband that tracked your every move, and that even nudged you via vibrations when it judged that you were doing something wrong?"... read more
Where did Amazon get $4B to build a bubble for its elites? https://www.cbsnews.com/video/inside-amazons-new-4-billion-spheres/
Working for Amazon is dangerous. http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/life-and-death-amazon-temp/
I'm excited about Amazon and have been closely following the 2nd headquarter frenzy. Before I jump ship can someone give me the inside scoop?? What's it like, is there stack ranking? I don't mind working hard as long as I am gaining real skills and... read more
Does Amazon really need to hire 10,000 foreigners? http://h1bdata.info/topcompanies.php
Job cuts later this year in Seattle.
What's the craziest thing you have heard about a city trying to get the new Amazon HQ?
Local residents inform the International Amazon Workers Voice that Amazon is attempting to seize 50 acres of land owned by elderly working class descendants of slaves in Northern Virginia, pave over the residents’ homes, and build power lines.
How does someone get a job at Amazon? I am interested in Asset Protection and I see very little postings, a new warehouse is being built near my home and I would like to know how soon before opening do they hire staff, especially in Asset Protection?
layoffs in their future???
Quidsi to close. Not sure about layoffs but I'd assume so... https://www.yahoo.com/tech/amazon-moving-staff-quidsi-parenting-products-unit-losses-185805436--sector.html
Malls destroyed small town businesses as it fed suburban sprawl. Later, Walmart destroyed tens of thousands of small retailers as it undermined worker rights. Now it's Amazon to take US worker oppression to the next level. Amazon is so bad, it pays... read more
My daughter was offered guaranteed security work for 1 week starting on the 18th December, Amazon need female security staff to do searches. Her first shift started at 6pm at 4am on the 19th all the security that had been brought in specially was... read more
I am asking this because my company does - we do logistics and distribution - I think it's poor planning on our side. I think amazon is amazing and I am sure you figured it out so you don't lay off amazon employees. Also, it's possible you do not... read more
Are we going to cut any resources this year in Seattle.
Amazon teaming up with Wells Fargo on private student loans through Student Prime. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/07/22/amazon-wells-fargo-partnership-private-student-loans-troubles-consumer-advocates
Do not be concerned, headcount is being added to Eastvale and we are doing just fine
Does Amazon fulfillment lays you off too and how often it lays you off and what months or time of the year is popular for getting laid off ? (Robbinsville NJ)
A fulfillment Center had layoffs, I saw this on evening news a week ago
Let's face it, Target cannot compete with Walmart in physical space. Amazon needs some physical presence to compete with Walmart. Future is on-line but need for ship to store., etc....A combined Amazon and Target is natural fit. GET IT DONE!
I heard that there might be massive cuts at Fulfillment centers - what do you guys know, please let me know
Is it true that Amazon fired their workers at the Ruskin facility and told them to reapply if they want to continue to work there. Also, Amazon cut employees' health insurance and other benefits. How can a major corporation do this to... read more