Abebooks - A Mixed Bag | Glassdoor.ca
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    "A Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abebooks full-time

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits, great location, nice open-concept office space, lots of social events, good salary, nice people, flexible/good for people with families

    Cons

    I had heard a mix of things about the company from former employees before accepting the job, some positive (nice people, good place to develop new skills), some negative (high stress, high turnover, bad culture). I tried to start out with an open mind, but a few weeks in, I was surprised to see how accurate their accounts were. The pressure was on from Day 1, which led to learning a lot of new skills very quickly.... Stress and turnover were indeed high and expectations were ill-defined and often unrealistic. Amazon culture was prevalent and being able to fall in line with the "Amazon way" seemed to be the key to succeeding. It was a sink-or-swim environment, and I definitely sank, but that's not to say that it wouldn't be a good fit for others.

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    Abebooks2015-07-30

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Had fun"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abebooks for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great teammates, project, work. - Independence to experiment and explore - Worklife balance

    Cons

    The location isn't that great, but it's peaceful.

    Abebooks2019-01-20
  2. "Solid place to work"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Co-Op 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abebooks for less than a year

    Pros

    Competent employees, professional atmosphere, profitable company

    Cons

    Possible work/life balance, on-call, technical debt, company not growing

    Abebooks2019-10-04

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