Abebooks Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2021

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7 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Amazon in a nice small city

    Aug 27, 2021 - Manager%2C Product Management in Victoria, BC
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    Pros

    Caring environment and culture. Working for Amazon while living in beautiful Victoria

    Cons

    Business is in cash cow phase so has low growth

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Earn less/work more

    Jun 19, 2021 - Senior Fraud Analyst in Victoria, BC
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    Pros

    Office space is awesome, when amazon bought them out ten years ago employees got some cash. Former C levels back then were great. Especially John Chase and Hannes Blum. Current ones: no since they cow tow to Amazon (Bezos) slave driving bs.

    Cons

    Everything else is typical oppressive amazon garbage.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    AbeBooks was a great place to work; the team is a fantastic group of individuals

    Jan 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    -The team is very supportive -There was consistently new and challenging work

    Cons

    -Being a part of Amazon often slowed down the ability to make changes

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great people

    Feb 8, 2020 - Customer Service Supervisor in Victoria, BC
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    Pros

    Great people Challenging work International

    Cons

    Poor communication Tough to move up Little influence

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good working environment. Excellent to learn and upgrade your skills.

    Dec 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and people. Share and gain knowledge and a lot more. Space too less to describe.

    Cons

    Nothing bad as of now.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great international experience

    Mar 21, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The team was amazing, it was a pleasure to get to work in the morning. I appreciate the focus on personal development, even though the system was not perfect.

    Cons

    There were inequalities in salary.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Challenging, fast-paced environment with room to learn and grow

    Feb 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    AbeBooks is full of smart people across the tech and business sides of the company and working with them is fun and challenging. As an Amazon subsidiary, we have access to one of the world's most impressive companies for knowledge sharing, training, and career opportunities. RSU compensation is unbeatable in the Victoria job market.

    Cons

    Limited resources. Like most companies, there is an endless list of things we want to do. Getting the resources to get them done can be a challenge but we have great processes in place to help us prioritize projects and get as much done as possible with the resources we have. Getting creative and bit scrappy to get things out the door can be a fun challenge.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Account Manager

    Oct 14, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Coorporate benefits - Startup environment balance.

    Cons

    Forced to follow Amazon processes, that don´t fit with medium sized company.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Interesting, fast-paced workplace

    Aug 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    great team and atmosphere, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    cross-office communication needs work, otherwise great

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Hypocrisy-filled "Amazon TECH Company" driven by a bunch of white men

    Nov 27, 2017 - SDE2 
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    Pros

    Decent office, ok salary, showers in office

    Cons

    Not a "tech company" Pushes "...an Amazon company" a ton but actually receives no benefits from being an Amazon subsidiary Limited opportunity for growth Despite having a D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) team, upper management is comprised of 100% white male in their mid-30s to 50s Hidden factors in contract - did you know that if you leave within 2 years you need to pay back your signing bonus? Come on... Upper management has a habit of favouritism and doing "off-sites" essentially creating a small team that's impossible to penetrate. No "AbeBooks" culture to speak of. HR is full of women.

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