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Abebooks Reviews

Updated 8 Feb 2020

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3.5
73%
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82%
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Abebooks CEO  Arkady Vitrouk (no image)
Arkady Vitrouk
5 Ratings
  1. "Great company, smart people, engaging work."

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abebooks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training and career development, work with great people, nice office, good work life balance. Good communication between departments. As part of the Amazon family of companies, opportunities to collaborate with peers across the organization.

    Cons

    Always many competing priorities, limited choice in tools, some additional processes due to being part of a larger company.

    Abebooks2015-03-03
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abebooks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good work-life balance - Nice office in a quiet location of the city - Good perks - People is general is friendly, respectful and open

    Cons

    - You'll have to deal with a lot of legacy code - Things move slowly. In part due old technology

    Abebooks2014-11-01
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Worse and worse."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abebooks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None, nothing, zero. I couldn't think of anything is positive. Long working hours. Low productivity. Too much pressure from work, and no creativity. If you really want to know a Pros, it would be the free juice, tea and coffee. The office building location is not bad too. You may watch the ocean view at your desk. The parking space is big. It had been a good company before 2010. I must say it's the top 2 best company in Victoria BC before 2010.

    Cons

    In a colleagues lunch gathering, none of current employees or previous employees say one good thing about AbeBooks. There are too much complicated processes, and the IT management team discourages the innovation. Managers keeps changing the the organization goals, so you can not achieve your performance goal no matter how hard you strive. You just felt depressed. The hiring process is very strict. None of the current employee can pass the interview. The company changed. Even the best loyal employee started looking for a new job.

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    Abebooks2014-02-17
  4. "AbeBooks is good employer"

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abebooks

    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.

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    Abebooks2010-10-12

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