Amazon Welcome Gift

Homesite Group / Product Pou4
Oct 14, 2018 35 Comments

I accepted an offer last week and Alexa Recruiting sent me a 3rd gen Echo Dot as a welcome gift. An uncharacteristic freebie? Odds that it’s flagged as an employee device and is bugged?

TC: Echo Dot

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TOP 35 Comments
  • Reddit ganzhou
    I got a fucking backpack when I was there. Then when I left 5 years later, they asked for it back.
    Oct 14, 2018 10
    • Dell Zacxioky
      The backpack had a bug in it!
      Oct 14, 2018
    • Uber LilJon
      So they can offer it to the next dumbass that comes through that door. I hated working there.
      Oct 14, 2018
    • Amazon Northman
      Nonsense. I am a manager and have never been asked to collect a backpack on an employees termination.
      Oct 14, 2018
    • Mutual of Omaha / Eng
      gywisyw

      Mutual of Omaha Eng

      PRE
      PayPal
      BIO
      I use blockchains to tie up Machine Learning AI’s. But only if I can 10x the synergy that I leverage via the Cloud. *First person to finish Leetcode*
      gywisywmore
      Left PayPal, told them they’d bought me monitors, a desk, MacBook Pro, etc. They just asked that I hand the laptop over. Score.
      Oct 14, 2018
    • Oracle Supermusk
      Microsoft, IDC apparently did that to my colleague when he moved to Redmond.
      Oct 15, 2018
  • Amazon My aritzia
    Im not in alexa teams but ive also received echo dot. Just your HM is really nice and welcoming 😇
    Oct 14, 2018 1
    • Amazon 2Hot
      Can I get one?
      Oct 14, 2018
  • Microsoft / Mgmt
    10.0.0.1

    Microsoft Mgmt

    BIO
    255.255.255.0
    10.0.0.1more
    Refurb
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • Google tKcB664
    I got a jacket for Google...
    Oct 14, 2018 1
    • Vertivco / Eng
      Fast Papua

      Vertivco Eng

      PRE
      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      Fast Papuamore
      I got Google cardboard.
      Oct 14, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng 3d
    This has always been part of Amazon culture. Contrary to popular beliefs, managers at Amazon do have some discretionary budget. Pre-kindle days it was called book-bombs I think.

    Welcome to Amazon. Good luck with your career.
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • Google larrydavid
    I did not even get the silly google hat at Google
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • Mesosphere / Eng Onesie
    They might ask for it back when if you don’t end up joining! FRUPID
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • Cognizant User2018_
    I didn’t receive any. So sad 🙁
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • New / Eng poRd04
    At Microsoft, I got the most powerful and newest 15" macbook pro, apple magic mouse and keyboard, very nice plantronic bluetooth headset with noise cancelling, swiss army backpack with msft logo, msft hoodi, and a few other accessories.
    Oct 16, 2018 4
    • Google tKcB664
      If it's a work MacBook it doesn't count, everyone gets them
      Oct 16, 2018
    • New / Eng poRd04
      I got a workstation with powerful gpus too, use laptop for both work and play
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Amazon My aritzia
      Is this same for all orgs at msft
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Pretty sure they ll take it back. Gift is something you don't give back
      Oct 16, 2018
  • Bain & Company / Eng JimmyInIT
    What is the welcome gift at other top tech companies?
    Oct 14, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng jfdhkf
      got a MacBook air during my internship. Good old days in San Francisco.
      Oct 14, 2018
    • ServiceNow vvuP0gba
      SN gives notepad backpack water bottle jacket and t-shirt
      Jan 28
  • Amazon / Eng Debugging
    They’ll make it back in DSI
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Troll Food
    I got a bunch of stickers only.
    Oct 16, 2018 0
  • Nvidia gives out Shields for new hires, the $200 ones with a game pad
    Oct 16, 2018 0
  • Dint get any:(
    Oct 15, 2018 0
  • New EVlp62
    LP: frugality!
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • New / Eng poRd04
    Sell it on craigslist
    Oct 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon Bcksoans
    Lucky you, people don’t get anything
    Oct 14, 2018 0