I have been put on pip and 2 -3 weeks into it I experienced a family crisis. This affected me personally and mentally. My pip is not extended and in addition, I took some time off to deal with the situation. I lost enough time and I am fairly certain that i will not be able to finish the project as i was given ridiculously less time to begin with. I am not asking for any advice(ya, look for another job etc), I am just here to say this is possible and it sucks !
Managers and hrs, please show some empathy and be reasonable. I know your job requirements dictate you to protect amazon's interests no matter what, but this is not fair.
- Google / EngHfghIts not your fault, and don’t lose your confidence. I heard Amazon is doing down sizing which means lot of employees will be put on PIP.
These PIPs are setup for failure so that they can fire you without giving severance package.
Amazon sucks big time.
- Autodesk / MgmtRevitmoreFile a sexual harassment case or racial discrimination case .. You will lose your job eventually , but you might get 3-4 months of severance which will help you in these tough times..
- Holding grudges , complaining and making noise I am sure won't do much good. I am sure karma will take care of these people. I will get another job, a much better one than this. It's just that it is super frustrating especially given the holiday season and no one wants to interview.Dec 18, 20172
- Amazon / EngfunkieAfter pip, if we go out, will amazon write details of pip in release letter or it's a normal release letter. also what will happen during background check. Please explain.
- I have no idea about what comes after pip . Ya, I have to focus on finding a new job. Christmas and new year are not making it easier.
- LinkedInKnowItAlllI'm sorry to hear it's happening to you. As a manager who had to PIP someone in the past, all I'll say is that usually enough opportunities are given before putting someone on a pip. Only after there is enough evidence of not improving, PIP is involved. As such, you may feel that you have a short time, but the wheels may have been in motion for longer.
- PIP’s are always designed to be impossible. If you’re on track to complete it, they’ll find ways to make your life even harder. I’ve heard of cases where people’s requests for VM’s/containers to host their service were not approved or needlessly delayed, resulting in them obviously not achieving the goals of their PIP.
If it becomes clear that you are on track to complete your tasks, your manager will not act in good faith when it comes to giving you the resources and/or help you need to complete your tasks. Yes, they might feed you some bullshit about how your manager wants you to be successful, but don’t believe that for a second.
This sort of thing is also why I tell people to never feel bad about reneging on an offer, and to never feel bad about switching to a different job offering better pay even if they only recently joined their current job, etc.
So: middle finger to your current job. Don’t waste your time there. Quit right now (or immediately after the winter break) with your head held high and use the time to prepare for interviews - you’ll likely feel far less stressed. Use a platform like Hired to get interviews, get on there ASAP. You’re obviously smart enough to get another job as long as you prepare (use LeetCode or whatever other resource is cool these days).
- VMwarebad hombreGood insight on pip process inside Amazon - http://gawker.com/inside-amazons-kafkaesque-performance-improvement-plan-1640304353