Brands large and small don’t understand how to navigate Amazon, which is America’s largest online retailer.
Scores of former employees are bailing from the mega-retailer to guide brands through “Amazonspeak” and the Amazon “black box.”
This is creating a “cottage industry” of Amazon employees turned consultants.
Business Insider spoke to 15 former Amazon employees who left the company. They said being a consultant is more lucrative in the long run, and provides better work-life balance.
An Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider that “these one-off anecdotes” are contrary to third-party studies indicating that Amazon has one of the best work cultures in the world.
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It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in Anderson Salgado’s home office when he realized he was on to something big.
His kids were sleeping. So was his wife. But Salgado was a senior vendor manager at Amazon, trying to get ahead on his weekend work that let him get ahead on his Monday work, so he was at his computer pouring over spreadsheets on that night in 2017.
Salgado managed Amazon’s luxury beauty category, where 80% of revenue came from the top 10% of brands. Amid his 60- to 80-hour workweeks, he …read more
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