Web retail giant Amazon has been under fire more than once in the past few years for issues relating to how it treats employees. Among other things, the company has been accused of overworking warehouse employees and firing people too quickly.
Now, Amazon is under fire for its new way of dealing with an employee if their manager says they’re not doing a good job. Employees who receive a negative performance review are met with three options:
- Accept one month’s pay and resign;
- Complete a performance improvement program;
- Stand “trial” in a video-conference style meeting with a “jury” of fellow Amazon employees, who must decide to uphold or strike down the manager’s negative performance review.
It’s this third option that’s stirring controversy. Many Amazon employees and people familiar with the matter have spoken with reporters from Business Insider and Bloomberg about the many perceived problems with this approach.
Nikki and Cat talked about the policy this morning, and imagined what it would be like if THEIR company started doing something like this! Listen below.