Amazon SDE II offer

New / Eng zvtf14
Nov 11 17 Comments

So I read not so positive things about Amazon, and especially the org I might be joining it.
Apparently there are free ๐ŸŒ s, are they organic btw?
Let's call what I do as consulting/freelance as in I just do my own thing..
Is it worth for me to try relocating and making it work in Amazon?
Will it be easy to move to another company if something goes wrong?
Will I be able to make things work the way I want to if I put effort in it?
As in flexibility on time, the way I do work, etc
I just like solving problems and I don't really see many options where I could solve problems large scale just by myself..
I'll have to move from LA to Seattle and I liked the cleaner air part..
At what TC would it make sense also to accept?
Any companies out there looking for bright problem solver? I can't seem to find really good companies out there.

(and it doesn't seem like I want to relocate to Bay area, at least in this lifetime)

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  • Amazon real_bezos
    Too many ifs bruh. You are PIP material.
    Nov 11 2
    • New / Eng
      AmazonEng

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      Coming from the real Bezos you better believe it.
      Nov 11
    • New / Eng iozP82
      Is this trolling or real?
      Nov 11
  • Amazon OTdS88
    Nope Amazon and prob most big corp engineering is not for you. Itโ€™s a team sport
    Nov 11 3
    • New / Eng iozP82
      well OP said thats the reason to join big company. To work with others. Just not all the time in office etc
      Nov 11
    • Amazon OTdS88
      Maybe I misunderstood the stream of consciousness, but it seemed like OP was saying he wants to do his own thing and work by himself
      Nov 11
    • New / Eng iozP82
      somewhere in between
      Nov 11
  • New / Eng
    AmazonEng

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    So much negativity before joining.

    Iโ€™m just gonna say this. FAANG isnโ€™t for everyone. Each company in FAANG has a unique culture and likewise for Amazon. You usually will know in your first or second month if you enjoy these type of environments, and you will find the answers to all your questions. Your experience also highly depend on your team and manager. (There are good teams with WLB and manager)
    Nov 11 4
    • New / Eng iozP82
      It's what I read here, not like I made stuff up. And it's better to know all negatives before joining, not after?
      Nov 11
    • New / Eng
      AmazonEng

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      On Blind you would always hear more negative than positive. Consider people who loved Facebook, they wouldnโ€™t post incessantly on Blind that they love the WLB and culture.

      But yes itโ€™s good to get mentally prepared, which team are you going into?
      Nov 11
    • New / Eng iozP82
      So my question can you just do work (obviously working with everybody else around you, but so much can be done online) and have results and have decent life overall? Or it's a mess?
      Nov 12
    • New / Eng
      AmazonEng

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      Yes you can just do work, strive for results, work on interesting projects and have a decent life. Although what constitutes decency can differ for different people.
      Nov 12
  • WeWork wvtP54
    Clean air will be the last thing u worry about when ur contemplating quitting everyday. But depends on team i guess
    Nov 11 0
  • New / Eng
    AmazonEng

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    They are #freeTrade ๐ŸŒ
    Nov 11 0
  • New / Eng iozP82
    So are people happy generally?
    Nov 12 1
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      AmazonEng

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      50/50. Perfectly balanced, like all things should be.
      Nov 12
  • Amazon / Eng
    oneleg

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    You donโ€™t need bananas to be organic. Conventional are considered safe to eat in terms of contaminant exposure
    Nov 12 0

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