Amazon or Google

Amazon cashmau
Jun 24 15 Comments

Amazon or Google; which company is better to work for(in bay area) with respect to perks, work life balance, and career progression?

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  • Microsoft interviner
    If you have to ask, please stay in Amazon. Just think of Amazon as the best thing in the world.

    Perks: Amazon gives banana for your health; small desk so you can be more focussed; low 401k match so you can be even more productive when young as you know you will have small after retirement; fewer bathrooms make your urinary muscle stronger; no free meals to teach you the importance of getting the food by hard work - all of these make your career progression go fast since it prepares you to produce from barely anything.

    When all tech jobs go to third world countries or you have to go back to your home country, your transition will be smoother or even better as many third world countries provide spacious office space and more bathrooms.

    WLB: I am afraid you will be on PIP soon if you have to ask about this as an Amazon employee. Jeff explained there is no WLB. There is something like work life harmony where there is no line between work and life. What he is trying to say is work is your life. So there is no WLB but you have a better one that blends them.

    Joking. No offense to Amazonians. It is a great company for hard working people with ambition to own broad scope of work. It is just that I don’t want any more competition to get into G. Back to leetcode...
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  • Amazon @hr
    Google
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    • Cisco yya
      Better for WLB or Career progression?
      Jun 24
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      Yes
      Jun 24
  • Google topCon
    Dude, Google doesn't have banana stands like Amazon does. Amazon all the way. Duh!
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon / Product
    amazeus

    Amazon Product

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    amazeusmore
    For a real answer, I think Amazon is easier to progress within if you are driven and do good work. (There is also the caveat of having a good org, but that applies anywhere.) In the right roles the scope and impact you can own at Amazon is more than almost any other big company at lower levels.

    There are of course exceptions to this and +/- to any decision like this which often come down to the specific role and your personal goals.

    I'd take Google though unless you want to move to Seattle.
    Jun 24 0
  • Definitely Amazon, with all the 🍌 you can eat as well.
    Jun 24 0
  • Apple Atinlay3
    Duh, Amazon of course.
    Jun 24 0
  • Google fthisshiz
    I worked a lot less at Amazon compared to Google, might be just an edge case though. But talent level is a lot higher here.
    Jun 24 3
    • Amazon / Product
      amazeus

      Amazon Product

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      amazeusmore
      Higher at G or Amazon? I will say that I work with a lot of smart people here
      Jun 24
    • Google fthisshiz
      G
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    • Amazon / Product
      amazeus

      Amazon Product

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      amazeusmore
      I would kind of expect so given the rigorous hiring process. I look forward to finding out for myself
      Jun 24
  • Amazon clickk
    Anything but Amazon ABA
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon starbae
    Amazon of course
    Jun 24 0
  • Snapchat Tonban
    Amazon eats people and spits them out.
    Jun 24 0