Jeff Bezos says he won't tolerate a 'callous' Amazon workplace

August 17, 2015 5:19 PM

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Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos rebutted a New York Times depiction of his company’s workplace as overly harsh and demanding, writing in a memo on Sunday: “The article doesn’t describe the Amazon I know.”

The piece, published Friday, described incidents of employees crying at their desks and being dismissed after having children. It painted a picture of a workaholic culture where bosses forced workers into conference calls on Thanksgiving and expected emails to be returned after midnight.

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