SYSTEMS: Much has been made of the recent story into working practices at Amazon, so much so that its CEO issued a company-wide bulletin to reassure staff. Still, the saga has inevitably triggered plenty of soul-searching and questions around the culture at many of the world's most successful and biggest tech firms. No pain, no gain? Read more on Mashable.
A focus on data to wring out the most possible efficiency from employees. An ulcer-inducing work pace.
Or a ceaseless pressure to perform even after suffering serious personal setbacks like cancer or a miscarriage.
These were just some of the revelations about Amazon's pressure-filled work culture in a lengthy New York Times feature this weekend, based on interviews with more than 100 employees.
For many readers, the focus-on-work-at-all-costs mentality may sound shocking, heartless or, at the very least, like something to stay far away from.
For those in Silicon Valley, the details elicited more of a smugshrug.
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NB: Exhausted worker image via Shutterstock.