Amazon ain't cool anymore

Amazon NeverLookB
Dec 10, 2018 28 Comments

Stock and growth stalled; hiring freeze, rampant politics, lowered hiring bar, incredible technical debt, millions of lines of undocumented unmaintainable code, difficulty attracting talent due to terrible reputation, retention problems etc. All due to uncontrolled growth on steroids. Jeff maybe it wasnt a good idea to spend all of the profit on growth after all. You have created a mutant monster, which will die prematurely. Amazon rabbit, Google tortoise.

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TOP 28 Comments
  • Amazon Gabe
    Every day I am here another little part of my soul dies soon I will have no soul at all God save me God save us
    Dec 10, 2018 3
    • Amazon Tough life
      Seriously fucking engineers are so disrespectful & incompetent. Half of their code push are all failing and then they take it out on others. Disgusting !
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Amazon Gabe
      U sound very significant having a job at our software company that is not making software pls help me appreciate and respect u long time
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Amazon Tough life
      Not at all buddy, just a insignificant person crying on blind. Amazon isn’t a bad place much better than others but they have to reign in their pace of growth and have better planning else everyone fails together. That’s not a good place to be in at all or to attract and retain talent .
      Dec 11, 2018
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    • SAP kbron
      Apple talking
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Amazon 123raj
    Anymore? Lol bruh it never was
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product TacoBoss
    Amazon was never cool it was always the salt mines of tech
    Dec 10, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng kwq7812
      Salt mines. I laughed.
      Dec 11, 2018
  • AMD
    5nm

    AMD

    PRE
    Intel
    5nmmore
    Your post implies that Amazon was ever “cool”.
    Sorry buddy, it wasn’t.
    Dec 11, 2018 0
  • Amazon OvBd68
    2019 will be the downfall of amazon
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Kxhdbn
    Hiring bar was actually lower before. These days many people will choose Amazon over Microsoft but until 5 years ago, it was no brainer to choose Microsoft. To make the matters worse, tenure at Amazon was much shorter back then. Due to this factor and with exponential growth they saw in AWS, interview was the easiest among all big tech companies. Literally, half of grad students went to work for Amazon in my school and they didn’t even go to Seattle for full interview. Because Amazon needed so many engineers, they hired based on campus interview which was with four interviewers only.
    Dec 10, 2018 1
    • Airbnb rdsl4d2
      Their strategy was (still is?) to hire large numbers and then manage out many of them in the first 6-12 months. The ones that remain are under such pressure and learn quickly.
      Dec 11, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    onMyWay

    Amazon Eng

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    onMyWaymore
    Welcome to corporate America. It sounds like you haven’t worked many other places, because amazon is actually decent
    Dec 11, 2018 0
  • eBay eBayz
    The stock vesting schedule should tell you something. I bet there are so many people just past two years who hate their life and are miserable.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon jkdssss
    Hiring freeze?! I get interview requests right and left, at least 3 blitzes every week (that's just the requests I get) and I'm not even a BR.
    What are you talking about?!
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • New suckers
    Bezos just responding to investors call to grow at all costs in this winner takes all game.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon topcoder5
    AWS is a nice org you won't get bored here
    Dec 11, 2018 0
  • Microsoft @S Nutella
    Too bad
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon JSnowflake
    What org you in broski? You fuckers need a reorg like nobody's biznass.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • New / Eng AussieSWE
    For my work, Amazon’s tools are great.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Red Hat lolz101
    Is there WLB at AWS?
    Dec 11, 2018 1
    • Amazon topcoder5
      Yes, but it depends on the state of the project. Pre-reinvent is just crazy
      Dec 11, 2018
  • Amazon Roombo
    INCREDIBLE TECHNICAL DEBT
    Dec 10, 2018 1
    • Oracle / Eng
      pzdc

      Oracle Eng

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      Google, Facebook, Instacart, Twitter, Uber, Air Asia, IBM, Cisco
      pzdcmore
      What's that?
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Microsoft HtIB24
    Eww, Amazon. Their bad reputation is well earned.
    Dec 11, 2018 0
  • PayPal jCOB68
    Why are they building a new campus in DC, Virginia area if there is hiring freeze? They did shop around for this for some time.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Bose JustMeHa
    Aws has shitty and wrong documentation . Considering it is the Steller child , it shows what you guys say is true
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Google 1234-/:;(
    Theres a hiring freeze?
    Dec 10, 2018 0

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