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Abebooks Reviews

Updated 21 Mar 2019

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Abebooks CEO Arkady Vitrouk (no image)
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4 Ratings
  1. "Great international experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Abebooks full-time

    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.

    Abebooks2019-03-21
  2. "Challenging, fast-paced environment with room to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abebooks full-time for more than 8 years

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to learn from employees, seek diverse perspectives, and value inclusion.

    Abebooks2019-02-22
  3. "Good overall"

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    I have been working at Abebooks

    Pros

    good culture and well stocked kitchen

    Cons

    Not much of a tech atmosphere

    Abebooks2018-11-05
  4. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abebooks full-time

    Pros

    Coorporate benefits - Startup environment balance.

    Cons

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

    Abebooks2018-10-14
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting, fast-paced workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abebooks full-time

    Pros

    great team and atmosphere, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    cross-office communication needs work, otherwise great

    Abebooks2018-08-06
  6. Helpful (3)

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

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    Former Employee - SDE2 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abebooks full-time for less than a year

    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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    Abebooks2017-11-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Engineer co-op"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abebooks

    Pros

    You'll be surrounded by some extremely intelligent people who really know what they're doing. These are world class people who will make you a better engineer.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work you do feels a little insignificant due to the sheer size of the application code.

    Abebooks2017-10-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and interesting tech job"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abebooks full-time

    Pros

    - Talented engineering team - Fun events, relaxed atmosphere - Opportunity to contribute to book culture worldwide - Customer focused - Challenging tech problems to solve - Autonomy + Ownership - A lot of flexibility for work/life balance

    Cons

    - Some large policy-driven tech projects

    Abebooks2017-08-15
  9. Helpful (7)

    "It's not what it could be."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abebooks

    Pros

    -average pay, stock incentives make it a bit more attractive -some brilliant talented engineers -opportunity for business travel -fun corporate events

    Cons

    - brilliant talent in the world not utilized. no room for creativity when everyone is stuck trying to patch Legacy code or working on huge amazon policy requirements. -corproate culture is stressed and over competitive and there is less feeling of teamwork or team support now. -many bright team members have recently left with little incentive to stay. -as another reviewer said the lack of diversity in sr. roles... is pretty shabby

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    Abebooks2017-07-19
  10. Helpful (4)

    "You are good as long as you don't shake the boat!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abebooks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Leadership principles. Nice office with great view of the ocean and harbour. Great coffee shop nearby on the harbour.

    Cons

    You are all good as long as you don't try to shake the boat!! Let it run as it is, do not try to do something adventurous, nobody will bother you. As long as you start trying something new or challenge others to get their job done on time, you are out of this place in the name of "earn trust of the others".

    Abebooks2017-07-15
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