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Burnt Out Amazon Employees Are Embracing the Great Resignation

Business Standard | 26/01/2022 09:00 AM | Click to read full article

One frequently cited reason for the high rate of departures is Amazon’s unusual compensation structure. Amazon caps salaries at around $160,000 for its white-collar workers, then adds stock grants that gradually vest in steadily increasing chunks over a period of four years. 

Beyond compensation issues, Amazon also appears to be struggling with cultural challenges—an unremitting pace and cutthroat environment that doesn’t take into account the personal obligations of employees, particularly during the pandemic.