Am I being screwed over by amazon here? Or is it because I only have bachelor's

IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
Jun 3 16 Comments

I'm still waiting on my onsite to be scheduled but I just found out two other friends of mine (also IBMers) are interviewing with Amazon but they're interviewing for sde2/ midlevel. They both have 1 YOE, well one of them has 3 since she did 2 years before going for her master's and the other has 1 YOE plus masters. I have a bachelor's and 1YOE, should I reapply or talk to my recruiter about sde2, or am I overthinking it

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  • Nvidia <script><
    Degrees matter zero. Getting shit done matters one.
    Jun 3 3
    • CenturyLink going2fb
      Yup! Only if you can “get shit done”. Doesn’t apply to average folks lol
      Jun 3
    • Intel / Eng
      TzAR01

      Intel Eng

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      TzAR01more
      You have to get shit done to get a degree.
      Jun 19
    • Nvidia ethereum2k
      Lol somebody with a PhD but low TC is salty
      Jun 19
  • CenturyLink going2fb
    Sure, having a bachelors and masters is same. You don’t have to spend 2 years to get a masters. I didn’t knew that either. Hun!
    Jun 3 1
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      I was not aware that the both of them were a band above me so it makes sense actually 😅 my bad haha
      Jun 3
  • AT&T / Eng DisUser
    You will likely get downleveled if you only have 1 YoE and interview for SDE 2
    Jun 3 2
    • Amazon / Eng imaballer
      This happened to me! Interviewed for sde2. Got downleveled.
      Jun 4
    • Workday / Eng
      MXQM42

      Workday Eng

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      MXQM42more
      Same. Interviewed for SDE2, got downleveled
      Jun 4
  • Oracle / Eng
    unwelcome1

    Oracle Eng

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    unwelcome1more
    I was at Amazon for 10 years, it's a fucking firehose when you first join. Going in as an sde1 is better for you, less expectations and thus more room to make mistakes, learn and grow.

    Will you be making less than your friends at first? Probably, but don't worry about that noise. Get your foot in the door, learn the ropes of the company, then rock it.
    Jun 4 4
    • Workday / Eng
      MXQM42

      Workday Eng

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      MXQM42more
      In those 10 years, how many promotions did you get? Also how much did your comp increase overall?
      Jun 4
    • Bloomberg / Eng the1
      What do you mean by a firehose?
      Jun 5
    • Nimble Collective / Eng
      hirorir

      Nimble Collective Eng

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      hirorirmore
      There's so much going on internally that it's a constant barrage of information in a variety of forms. It's so distracting that it's hard to GTD without setting yourself in a strict direction.
      Jun 5
    • Oracle / Eng
      unwelcome1

      Oracle Eng

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      unwelcome1more
      2 promotions in that time. Comp went from 100k to 300k, iirc.
      Jun 5
  • Amazon / Project
    SRjq74

    Amazon Project

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    SRjq74more
    if u are smart enough you can get promoted in one year
    Jun 3 0
  • Facebook / Data
    RScP24

    Facebook Data

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    RScP24more
    Your colleagues with masters interviewed or cleared? Interviewed is different from getting offer as SDE2

    Its very common at Amazon where job will be for SDE2/3 but they hire SDE1/2 based on candidate
    Jun 3 0