Amazon's Use of 'Stack' Ranking for Workers May Backfire, Experts Say

August 18, 2015 12:45 AM

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It's not just the pallets in its vast warehouses. Amazon's employees are also "stacked" based on their performance, and the ones near the bottom may find their jobs at risk.

A critical look at the corporate culture of Amazon.com by the New York Times this weekend raised questions about the company's use of numerous "bruising" workplace practices to try to raise employees' performance, including the use of an HR tool known as stacked ranking.

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