Amazon PIP

Uber / Eng junAmane
Jun 7 18 Comments

One of my friends got offer from A9. Wanna head to A9 as well. I wonder whether there exists pip as well at A9. And does every team has “pip norm” every year? Or it depends on teams? What about Amazon outside the USA?

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Amazon wexxer
    Don't come to Amazon if you expect to be in the bottom 10%
    Jun 7 4
    • LinkedIn glasscave
      What kind of advice is this. You shouldn’t go anywhere if you expect to be in the bottom 10%...
      Jun 7
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

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      Rakuten USA
      BIO
      Obligatory: YoE 20, TC 41k. Such is life for us non-SWE office monkeys!
      tooQ10more
      I work for Rakuten, the Japanese equivalent of Amazon, and I'm in the bottom 10%. Our culture is heavily influenced by Amazon's but employment laws prevent easy firing, so your boss has to find work you're capable of doing rather than dumping you.
      Jun 7
    • Uber / Eng J.Amane
      You are working in Japan or in the USA?
      Jun 8
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      BIO
      Obligatory: YoE 20, TC 41k. Such is life for us non-SWE office monkeys!
      tooQ10more
      Japan. I've heard that the USA is better both TC-wise and QoL-wise.
      Jun 8
  • Amazon / Eng danishlego
    Amazon is pretty stressful. Even after 2 years there isn't a sense of feeling settled and relaxed
    Jun 7 1
  • Amazon / Mktg
    pkwD00

    Amazon Mktg

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    Microsoft
    pkwD00more
    You’re an idiot. Don’t water down Amazon. Go be a slug somewhere else.
    Jun 7 2
    • Uber / Eng junAmane
      OP
      I don’t intend to be a slug. But that means someone will be laid off even if all of them are not slugs
      Jun 7
    • Amazon wexxer
      By definition the worst one is a slug
      Jun 7
  • Amazon anw2Bwm
    I wouldnt reccomend it. It's not just me either.the veterans on my team are still pulling long hours with heavy ops load/deadlines, along with managers who cant chill the fuck out and always cover their own asses, leaving us IC overworked and stressed out. It should not be this bad. Go for Google if you can.
    Jun 7 1
    • F5 Networks KNcx43
      Location and which org/team? Feel free to DM
      Jun 7
  • Amazon MettBacker
    Yep. One person has to be asked to leave in a team with a size of ~10.
    Jun 7 1
    • Amazon wexxer
      Untrue.

      It's 1 in 20 asked to leave and it's only applicable to managers who have at least 50 employees (so directors and above).

      1 in 10 will go on a coaching plan but half of them will improve and stay at Amazon.
      Jun 7
  • Amazon b6drtrww76
    A9 is fully part of Amazon now.
    Jun 7 0
  • SAP RrWs73
    Under the stack ranking system made famous by Microsoft 20% need to receive underperforming. But if survive and reach level 72 you are no longer subject to it.
    Jun 7 1
    • Amazon wexxer
      Amazon's system is similar in concept but our underperforming target is much lower.
      Jun 7
  • Amazon / Eng lastknight
    Day 1 is suppose to be for good reasons and growth not for wrong reasons
    Jun 7 0