Amazon Alexa team vs Microsoft Office team

Intel minions_
May 18, 2018 15 Comments

How is the work culture?
Is Alexa team overworked office team underworked?
How is the work life balance? ( I mean working hours and working on weekends)

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Apple / Eng iSuck123
    I've worked in Office before. If you're an engineer I highly suggest against working on any of the desktop client teams. You'll be dealing with decades of legacy code. The skills you'll learn there won't be transferable to many other companies.
    May 18, 2018 0
  • Microsoft
    Bfmg

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    Bfmgmore
    That’s probably a very accurate picture of overworked//underworked.

    At amazon it’s more like aws > alexa > retail
    May 18, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Meaning AWS is overworked?
      May 18, 2018
    • Microsoft
      Bfmg

      Microsoft

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      Bfmgmore
      Yea people tech is probably similar to or below retail in terms of hourly grind required
      May 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      I think they’ve fixed it, or maybe ec2 is an outcast in this regard. My team and the surrounding teams have it pretty good
      May 18, 2018
  • Amazon Jamesson
    Office
    May 18, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Uehfke
    Office - stable cash cow
    May 18, 2018 0
  • Microsoft private:
    Office anytime
    May 18, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    Hooliganss

    Amazon Eng

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    AWS
    Hooliganssmore
    Speaking strictly on product basis, probably Alexa. If office hadn’t taken a nosedive in the past couple years, I’d say office
    May 18, 2018 1
    • Microsoft
      1vwg681109

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      1vwg681109more
      What are you saying... Office sales have gone up.
      May 20, 2018
  • Bose kJYK64
    Work life balance Microsoft > Amazon
    May 18, 2018 0
  • Intuit dffghgcf
    How did you tag the post as Amazon? I wanted to do that but couldn’t figure out how
    May 18, 2018 0
  • Microsoft sMuq83
    Do you want a life? Choose Microsoft. Esspecially office.
    May 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon mrbro
    I can only speak to Alexa. It's great but depending on the specific team it can have horrible hours
    May 19, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Offwork@5
    Alexa for sure, unless you want to get worcation. As always, what’s the offer difference?
    May 19, 2018 0