Biz Journals – 4 former Amazon employees on what it's like working for Jeff Bezos
Uncomfortable. Adversarial. A Darwinian struggle for survival.
These are all terms used to describe Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ relationship with his staff, according to four former Amazonians who have branched off from the e-commerce giant to start their own businesses.
Dave Cotter, Dave Selinger, Nadia Shouraboura and Kristina Wallender joined Bloomberg writer Brad Stone (author of “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon”) at a Churchill Club event Thursday to discuss what they had each learned from Amazon’s unique corporate culture and Bezos’ management style.
The panelists all agreed that Bezos’ demanding attitude and “maniacal focus on the right answer” have helped the company grow to a $150 billion business whose stock continues to surge despite posting losses in several quarters.
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