I will be starting at Amazon in 2 weeks. For those of you who have worked at Amazon , would appreciate if you can share your wisdom on things to do or not do to be successful at Amazon.
- Amazon / OtherbyeAMZhellStart making connections with people in other orgs in case the one you join is a shitshow. And jump ship if it is
- Amazon / OtherbyeAMZhellThe advice is out of helping cope with your org if it sucks. There are good orgs/managers but if you're at/have a shitty one your life will be fucking hell. Amazon doesn't do much to punish bad orgs/directors/managers (threshold for punishment a lot less than other companies I've been at)
After you join look at the tech survey results of your org's director (and later, other directors when you're ready to transfer). It can give you an idea of the org's morale and how it is to work there. You can peek at every org's. Also when transferring look at the org's makeup and see whether it's something that makes sense for you (e.g., few hundred people org vs org just starting)