Attrition rate too low? #attrition #Amazon

May 5, 2018 12 Comments

Up until recently I’ve had a great time at Amazon- challenging new projects, lots of moving parts, great team/business partners. After getting a great performance review I get wind of the tone at the top - “Even though you’re performing well, the attrition rate isn’t as high as it should be in your org so you may not be doing well enough to stay here”. After getting more information I find out that they came up with the appropriate number of employees in my org to push out and replace with outsiders (after all Amazon is a very desired place to work according to linked ins 2017 survey so we don’t want current employees getting in the way of new talent). It’s not even an issue of underperforming but stack ranking to reach for reasons to put the right amount of folk on the dev list to churn them out. Anyone experiencing this and what’s your reaction? #attrition


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TOP 12 Comments
  • Salesforce Go ogle
    That's expected at Amazon. What's new?
    May 5, 2018 1
    • Amazon zcrW71
      Yeah unfortunately that’s new to me - I completely drank the koolaid. Now I know!
      May 5, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng PoorMe
    That's horrible....
    May 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    Electronic Arts
    What the flaming fuck?? How do you expect people to give their best if that's our attitude towards employees.
    May 5, 2018 0
  • Twilio 46fgh*
    This is business. Reflect on this the next time you are drinking their Kool-Aid.
    May 5, 2018 0
  • Daimler / Eng

    Daimler Eng

    I ❤️ what I do!
    You must be young...Amazon is far from a desirable place. The lack of caring for their employees and old internal tech tools will be their downfall. Get the fuck out of there ASAP and go learn something new at a new company that appriciates you.

    May 5, 2018 0
  • Netflix Big fggt
    Wow, horrible!
    May 5, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng zhdt
      You know it’s bad when the N chimes in
      May 5, 2018
  • Many companies are measuring employees through up or out. Fresh and cheap meat arrives all the time
    May 5, 2018 0
  • Microsoft WXjebe727c
    It sounds like a meat grinder
    Oct 7, 2018 0
  • Amazon xuan.amz
    So you were put in PIP?
    Oct 1, 2018 0
  • Deloitte YSSl84
    May 5, 2018 0


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