For many years, e-commerce giant Amazon employees have been well-known in the industry for their difficult working conditions. Recently, the first job advertisement in Amazon's history was picked up again. The recruitment requirements are very strict, requiring programmers to spend 1/3 of the time of ordinary employees to get their jobs.
In 1994, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) Bezos) released the first job advertisement. Last year, BNN Bloomberg host Jon Ehrlichman discovered the ad and shared it on Twitter.
The hidden words in the ad show the company’s strict standards for its employees, but this may be the secret to its great success.
This advertisement is for a company called CadIt was produced by software developers of abra's company (the name of Amazon at the time) and posted on a public message board.
It reads: "The well-funded start-ups are looking for talented C/c++/Unix developers to help develop the Internet business. You must have the ability to design and build large complex (but maintainable) systems Experience, and you should be able to do this in only one-third of the time of most competent employees."
"You should have a bachelor, master, or doctorate degree in computer science or equivalent Education. First-class communication skills are essential. Familiarity with web servers and HTML is helpful, but not required."
"We look forward to being talented and motivated , Enthusiastic and interesting colleagues. Must be willing to move to the Seattle area (we will help pay for the relocationuse). Your salary will include equity. ”
Ehrlichmann’s Twitter quickly became popular, and social media users It is said that the requirement to complete tasks "within one-third of the time required by most competent employees" is "disgusting", "ridiculous" and "impractical".
Some people ridicule Said that Amazon is looking for slaves rather than employees. More people"Translated" the true intention of the job posting-this is to make you work 80 hours a week.
Last Friday, Amazon celebrated its 25th birthday. Because of this milestone, this job advertisement is now circulating on social media.
Someone said bluntly: "I will never apply for this position, too Disgusting."
InOver the past 25 years, the online retail giant has achieved amazing growth, becoming the world's most valuable listed company in January this year, and Bezos has become the world's richest man with a wealth of US$131 billion. However, Amazon has also become notorious for many years of strict management.
Last year, undercover investigator James Bradworth revealed that Amazon the companyAsked not to leave work for a long time, some warehouse staff in the UK are forced to pee in a bottle instead of going to the bathroom.
According to a secret investigation conducted by British journalist Alan Selby, warehouse workers are under pressure that they cannot handle the punishment for errors, and people are often picked up by ambulances for rescue.
In December 2018, Rachel Shafner, an Amazon employee in Melbourne, claimed $274,815 from Amazon. She previously claimed that she was fired by Amazon for picking up her children from school.
According to a report by the Sydney Morning Herald, Schaffner claimed that in August last year, she requested flexible work arrangements so that she could leave the office at 3 pm and pick up the children. , Continued to work from home, after which she was fired. However, an Amazon spokesperson denied thisThese allegations.
At the same time, after Bezos divorced his wife MacKenzie (MacKenzie), his personal life has recently become the focus of attention. Bezos received nearly $55 billion in divorce agreements this month, which is the largest divorce agreement in the world in history.