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Company

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Publisher: Doubleday Books

3.7
(15)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 338 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 0385514395 | Isbn-13: 9780385514392 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Audio CD , Paperback , Others

Category: Non-fiction

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Book Description
A bitingly funny take on corporate life by the author of acclaimed bestseller Jennifer Government.

At Zephyr Holdings, no one has ever seen the CEO. The beautiful receptionist is paid twice as much as anybody else, but does no work. One of the sales reps uses relationship books as sales manuals, and another is on the warpath because somebody stole his donut.

In other words, it’s an ordinary big company. Or at least, that’s what everyone thinks. Until fresh-faced employee Jones—too new to understand that you just don’t ask some questions at Zephyr—starts investigating.

Soon Jones uncovers the company’s secret: the answer to everything, what Zephyr Holdings really does, and why every manager has a copy of the Omega Management System. It plunges him into a maelstrom of love, loyalty, management, and corporate immorality—and whether he can get out again, now that’s a good question.
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    Aburrido

    La verdad es que lo empecé a leer con ganas pues me lo recomendaron 2 compañeros de trabajo. Al principio tiene su gracia y la idea del autor es francamente buena, pero creo que se e que no es un escrute experimentado y eso hace que el estilo de escritura y el argumento acaben aburriendo. A ni me ...continue

    La verdad es que lo empecé a leer con ganas pues me lo recomendaron 2 compañeros de trabajo. Al principio tiene su gracia y la idea del autor es francamente buena, pero creo que se e que no es un escrute experimentado y eso hace que el estilo de escritura y el argumento acaben aburriendo. A ni me costo acabarlo.

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  • 5

    It's one thing to get the feeling that in the grand scheme of things your job doesn't matter much at all, it's another thing to find out your job is in fact absolutely meaningless and serves no real purpose. Max Barry does a wonderfully absurdist job of satirizing the corporate office place. This ...continue

    It's one thing to get the feeling that in the grand scheme of things your job doesn't matter much at all, it's another thing to find out your job is in fact absolutely meaningless and serves no real purpose. Max Barry does a wonderfully absurdist job of satirizing the corporate office place. This is a must read for anyone who's ever worked in a cube-farm. Though senior management, the evil that is HR, office politics and departmental infighting get somewhat exaggerated for comic effect here, this allows for some very pointed, VERY funny and very true observations. The plot is kind of a mess, the characters aren't much more than two dimensional, it largely falls apart in the end, but Barry's stark writing style and keen skewering of the office place makes Company a hilarious and enjoyable read.

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  • 4

    This book was so much fun to read. I was seriously laughing out loud at many parts. I had the audio book version of the book and it was outstanding. They did a great job with it and made it very entertaining. I think it is very relevant to read for anyone who has been in an office setting. I ...continue

    This book was so much fun to read. I was seriously laughing out loud at many parts. I had the audio book version of the book and it was outstanding. They did a great job with it and made it very entertaining. I think it is very relevant to read for anyone who has been in an office setting. I definitely could relate to much of what went on. I think it is an interesting take on how mega corporations are turning their employees into nothing but cogs in a wheel.

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