Amazon rebuts NY Times story on tough workplace culture

South Lake Union bustles with activity during lunchtime near Amazon’s campus. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

South Lake Union bustles with activity during lunchtime near Amazon’s campus. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Company’s top PR exec writes a piece in the Medium website defending Amazon.

Amazon.com’s top public-relations boss sought to discredit a New York Times exposé, posting an article Monday on the website Medium that accuses the paper’s reporters of willfully ignoring context when it came to quoting the company’s accusers.

Jay Carney, Amazon senior vice president for global corporate affairs, took issue with perhaps the most enduring quote from the August article about Amazon’s bruising work culture. A former employee said, “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.”

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