Amazon remote work

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Aug 17 27 Comments

Does Amazon allow remote work for it’s employees permanently? I am going to join Amazon, but due to personal problems I may not be able to relocate for good to Seattle. I am thinking to work for only 6 months to 8 months and would like to explore my options for remote work. I do not want to miss the oportunity to work at Amazon. Hence I do not want to ask my recruiter or my HM about the possiblity of remote work even before joining.

Are there any specific teams in Amazon that allow remote work?

If Amazon does not allow remote work then which other companies could possibly allow it’s employees working remotely?

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  • Microsoft 🥜ela2
    Amazon graciously allows wfh post 8 hours per day of work at office.
    Aug 17 0
  • PayPal troyton
    It’s called remote work, not “Permanent WFH” 🙄. Please update title.
    Aug 17 2
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

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      Porsche996more
      I thought WTF reading the title.
      Aug 17
    • New mithas
      OP
      Updated.
      Aug 17
  • Amazon ggugdyn
    Ifs allowed on weekends
    Aug 17 0
  • Amazon / Eng pklrick
    One of the SDE2s on my old team moved and now works remotely without any issues, and got promoted to SDE3 while remote.
    Aug 17 2
    • But wait, Blind told me that Amazon is evil and PIPs everyone who doesn't work from the office a minimum of 30 hours per day
      Aug 17
    • New mithas
      OP
      🤣
      Aug 17
  • Amazon / Eng Drendar
    Totally depends on the role, the org, and even down to your manager.
    I remote work 100% of the time... As do most of my team, but we're spread all over the world.
    Other managers won't allow it at all.
    Aug 18 5
    • Catapult Systems ricoo
      What city is your team based out of?
      Oct 15
    • Amazon / Eng Drendar
      Like I said - we're spread all over the world :)
      Oct 15
    • Catapult Systems mister sir
      Do you guys have any openings at the moment for an SDE I? I got an offer but the opening for an SDE II so I am supposed to help the recruiter find a team
      Oct 25
    • Amazon / Eng Drendar
      Sorry, no, we're not an SDE team.
      Oct 25
    • Amazon / Eng Drendar
      But, PM me, I might know of one that's hiring.
      Oct 25
  • Cerner cerner98
    I asked the same question before joining. They flat out denied any WFH request for first 3 yrs in team.
    Aug 17 3
    • New mithas
      OP
      Did u join Amazon after they denied WFH?
      Would they allow after 3 years?
      Aug 17
    • Cerner cerner98
      I did join. The policy depends on manager itself. He can allow or deny.
      Aug 17
    • New mithas
      OP
      Thanks
      Aug 17
  • Amazon / IT fix26
    In my team there are 2 people working from home like that. One is PE who usually just attend meetings and other is a sde2 who had to move to California for personal reasons and has been wfh since 4 months with no issues. I recommend bringing this up with your manager.
    Aug 17 2
    • New mithas
      OP
      Thanks. Will check with my manager in 6 months
      Aug 17
    • Twitch -4+8*8!3-)
      You should ask the manager before starting. Some are in no way amenable to it. Some velieve it can't work. Others I know admit they don't have the time to learn how to effectively manage remote workers and would just rather hire local which they often can.

      That said once you "earn trust" with most managers it can be easy to start easing into remote work. But that's not a guarantee.

      PE is a high level role that most people don't reach, and managers make plenty of special considerations for PEs, so I wouldn't really count this in your evaluation. The whole PE and higher role is very choose your own adventure.
      Aug 19
  • Amazon p2s85a
    Usually they allow people to permanently WFH or from remote offices if you are important for the team. 6-8 months presence might not be enough but worth asking your manager. If you have not yet accepted the offer, this would be a good point to negotiate in exchange of lesser salary.
    Aug 17 1
    • New mithas
      OP
      Thanks. I am really worried if Amazon rescinds my offer and they already applied for my H1B (waiting for that to be approved).

      Also personally I prefer to stay with the team and work closely with the team for sometime.
      Aug 17
  • New mithas
    OP
    😂
    Aug 17 0
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    This isn’t usually an option, but it can happen. For example, if you are the only member of a geographically dispersed team working in a particular office, you can often work from home when you want or even officially just drop your desk.
    Aug 17 0
  • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
    Not aware of SDEs that are WFH, but many Solutions Architects (Sales Engineers) are, granted with heavy travel.
    Aug 17 0
  • Adobe / Eng sjfjfbnre
    I've know one guy that's completely remote for Intuit, I know several people that are completely remote for Adobe.
    Aug 17 0

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