Seattle Times today: Amazon’s Seattle hiring frenzy slows sharply; what’s going on?

Adobe / Eng
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Abodemore
Dec 11, 2017 13 Comments

Is Amazon Seattle hiring slowing due to upcoming HQ2? Due to more efficiency in operations requiring fewer workers? Or better retention after the (hit piece) article in the NYT? Or due to something completely unrelated?

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  • Autodesk / Mgmt
    Revit

    Autodesk Mgmt

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    Revitmore
    Heard about 2000 new Dev positions opening in Austin in early 2019 .. It’s trump era biatch ! Time to move all new positions to those red states ...
    Dec 11, 2017 6
    • Charles Schwab / Eng take3fulll
      Where did your hear that? The HQ2 is still undecided, isn't it?
      Dec 11, 2017
    • Expedia yKxj80
      And then convince engineers that Alabama is the hottest place to be.
      Dec 11, 2017
    • Uber / Eng
      Rqwx5o

      Uber Eng

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      Rqwx5omore
      Could be... Temperature wise in the summer
      Dec 11, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      h😎😁🐕

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      h😎😁🐕more
      Fake News
      Dec 12, 2017
    • Amazon Broda
      Happens every year Q4, nothing new
      Dec 13, 2017
  • Microsoft frdd
    Husband works at Amazon. They are consolidating and defragging after huge bursts hiring over the summer. Also, hiring slows at this time of year.
    Dec 11, 2017 2
    • Amazon 🎼c
      It didn't slow last year at this time. Maybe loops got hard to schedule but the positions were open.

      There's a perception that we hired too fast, and failed to manage out the low performers. That's being fixed.
      Dec 11, 2017
    • Amazon FBA123
      This is the first winter that we've slowed hiring
      Dec 11, 2017
  • Facebook / Eng lovesecret
    Link to the article? Otherwise it seems that uninformed people are shocked that hiring slows down at the end of the year
    Dec 11, 2017 1
  • Amazon nicer
    Winter is coming
    Dec 11, 2017 0