Seattle is a company town

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Jul 21, 2017 14 Comments

With Amazon continuing to grow, it's going to get worse. The city feels like a company town: little diversity, no urban energy, dull, lifeless.

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  • DocuSign / Eng yubyub
    Seattle native here...if ya don't like it, get the fuck out, you won't be missed.
    Jul 21, 2017 3
    • Salesforce
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      You can't be Seattle native. Seattle natives are better and more humble!!
      Jul 21, 2017
    • DocuSign / Eng yubyub
      maybe...until imports start talking shit about our great city. We're hugely diverse, have amazing culture & energy, unbeatable natural beauty...and then you get people flocking here from shitholes like L.A. and ruining things while simultaneously denigrating the city. Happy to have you here if you appreciate it, otherwise GTFO! 😉
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Amazon omegle
      lol hugely diverse
      Jul 21, 2017
  • Microsoft BigLionCub
    Seattle used to be owned by Boeing. Amazon is just in the downtown area. Boeing had their hq at Boeing Field. Factories in Everett and Renton. Offices every where in the Puget Sound region. Amazon can't make up for all the lost factory jobs that Boeing provided. Seattle is Lucky we have all these tech companies or we would have ended up like Detroit....
    Jul 21, 2017 3
    • Boeing UEUN13
      Surprised you didn't mention Microsoft.
      Jul 28, 2017
    • Quicken Loans / Biz Dev dkVh65
      Microsoft is Redmond.
      Aug 14, 2017
    • Boeing UEUN13
      Well, if you want to get technical...it's Albuquerque, NM.
      Aug 17, 2017
  • How much of a role do you think weather plays in this?
    Jul 21, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Other
      MAGA16

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      Don't think it's the weather. NYC and Chicago have awful super cold winters, but they are EPIC cities filled with energy, interesting people from different backgrounds, beautiful women, vibrant social scenes.
      Jul 21, 2017
  • Boeing / Design UEUN13
    Maybe you're just hanging out in the wrong areas. Bellevue, Redmond and Issaquah are all extremely diverse suburbs of Seattle and there is plenty to do.
    Jul 21, 2017 0
  • Microsoft Jfrn25
    I neither agree nor see the connection. Is there another company town that Seattle reminds you of? Maybe an example would help
    Jul 21, 2017 2
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      MAGA16

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      Detroit back when the big 3 auto firms were dominant. When such a large % of professionals in a given city work for the same firm, that adversely affects the culture and social scene, making it an unbearable nightmare, not unlike a dystopian future come to life.
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Thumbtack Illiteral
      Vastly different workforce than the Auto industry
      Jul 21, 2017