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"AbeBooks is good employer"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great environment, nice people, HR is very helpful in different way. Company has a lot of potential to grow especially merged with Amazon.

Cons

Victoria is a relatively small market, company should move to some bigger city, like Vancouver, to seek for further development.

Advice to Management

Management should be more employee-oriented. And company should tell employees their strategies of the year and plans for the future.

Other Employee Reviews for Abebooks

  1. "Praktikum im Online Marketing"

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    Former Intern - Marketing-Spezialist in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Intern - Marketing-Spezialist in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Abebooks as an intern (Less than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Sehr interessanter Job als Assistent eines Onlinemarketing-Managers im Bereich Bücher. Es gibt so viel, was man über Onlinemarketing lernen kann, vor allem, wenn man einen freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Vorgesetzten hat, so wie es bei mir der Fall war. Eine der besten Arbeitsumgebungen, die ich je hatte.

    Cons

    Management ist nicht immer da, oft scheinen sie nicht an der Meinung von Praktikanten interessiert zu sein.

    Advice to Management

    Wenn Sie etwas Interesse an Ihren Mitarbeitern zeigen, werden Sie es Ihnen mit viel mehr Arbeitskraft und -willen zurückzahlen.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Where are the engineers?"

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    Current Employee - SDE2 in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - SDE2 in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abebooks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - High pay for Victoria.
    - You get to pretend like you work at Amazon on your resume.

    Cons

    - You have to go on-call and put your life on hold every few weeks.
    - No engineering culture to speak of. Everybody's too busy putting out fires. Or they're rushing features out the door to compensate for the shame of working on such terrible code.
    - 20 years of accumulated legacy code with no plan to deal with it.
    - New code is anything goes, whatever a coop or a junior engineer wants!
    - Managers are just going through the motions blindly. They carry on like nothing's wrong while the building is actually on fire.
    - The site looks second rate and has been moving forward at a snail's pace for the past 10 years. Look in the wayback machine.
    - Have a look at any of the HTML. People can't even be bothered making sure it's well formed. Now try using the site. You'll see all sorts of inconsistent web design styles from throughout the past 20 years. Now imagine what the code behind this must look like.
    - Pay starts high but quickly flattens out. You'll be stuck in a city with few other tech jobs.
    - Amazon leadership principles are the basis for a cult.

    Advice to Management

    Set your engineers to finding a way out of this mess and get to it already. What are you waiting for? Another 20 years of mind boggling slow feature development and an even uglier site?

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