Amazon stock fall cuts compensation

Staff paid on assumption stock would keep climbing

Tom Allen
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Amazon expected its stock price to reach $170 this year. Instead, a fall to $97 has slashes employee pay expectations.
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Amazon expected its stock price to reach $170 this year. Instead, a fall to $97 has slashes employee pay expectations.

Amazon's falling stock price means some corporate employees will see wage packets worth as much as 50% less than the company's previously stated targets, according to sources.

People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal Amazon pays some corporate (non-warehouse) employees "a large chunk" of their annual salaries in restricted stock units. Because the ...

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