Amazon leadership principles useful outside?

Arista Networks / Eng ps5
Jun 3, 2018 10 Comments

For those who have moved on from Amazon, have you found their leadership principles to be helpful in becoming a better engineer throughout your careers at other companies?

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  • Morgan Stanley ninja007
    Yes. Absolutely.

    They’re surprisingly close to a lot of core company values we have and that I’ve valued over the years in my employees. Not everyone of them works in every situation - but people with ownership, bias for action, customer obsession(thinking like the end user), those who dive deep crazily when needed etc are things any leader needs in their people to be effective - you just don’t see them at lower levels , if you’re only looking at solving JIRAs and scoring story points. Once you’re running a sizable team - it’s pretty much common sense.

    I was able to relate to them right away because without calling them principles as such - it described a lot of qualities I’ve admired in my guys and seen a high correlation between possessing them and success/throughput.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • New KqNU55
    No, it's corporate BS PR
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon Jexx
    I find almost all of them useful in the rest of life.
    Honestly read them. Most are really good shit, or good to aspire toward.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • It’s the koolest of Kool-aids!! Once you believe you are going to be a “”leader””, you’ll be willing to throw all WLB aside and work for a low pay.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Uber Ytst
    It makes you hold your amazon stock, which is useful.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    No.

    They’re helpful if u ever want to go back to amazon tho, like at L7+
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon fnuLnu
    Yes absolutely. Made my personal life so much more peaceful.
    Jun 5, 2018 2
    • Arista Networks / Eng ps5
      OP
      How?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Amazon fnuLnu
      I stopped spending time on things that would just end up on argument and no action item.
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Arista Networks / Eng ps5
    OP
    But what about ownership and bias for action? Every dev should think from that perspective
    Jun 3, 2018 0

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