Amazon to Target Offer?

Amazon Qwlop
Jun 12, 2018 19 Comments

Hi folks, I am currently working as Business Analyst at Amazon. For some unreasonable reasons I have got LE rating during my first year review. So I started looking outside and now I have got offer from Target for Sr Analyst.

Is it worth it to move from Amazon to Target?
Or should I stick at Amazon and try to improve my rating until next review and then look for internal switch after that?

Any suggestions are welcome.

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  • Microsoft
    Tangos

    Microsoft

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    Amazon
    Tangosmore
    I don’t know anything about Target but I did try working at a couple of non-tech companies in the past and I was disappointed with the culture.

    You might want to make sure you’ll get all of the invisible cultural perks we enjoy at the big tech companies before you move. e.g. autonomy, emphasis on a growth mindset and learning, flexibility of hours and working from home, and high trust (or at least the perception that team members trust each other).
    Jun 12, 2018 1
    • Target / Eng
      tWGu71

      Target Eng

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      Amazon, sony, Accenture
      tWGu71more
      Work life balance is great. Target is a tech company. Engineers are not just first class citizens, they're the only citizens. No PMs, little red tape, you just build and make good happen.
      Jun 12, 2018
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

    AT&T Eng

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    Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
    DDM2Kmore
    Less than expectations?
    Jun 12, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Least effective
      Jun 13, 2018
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

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      Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
      DDM2Kmore
      Damn that’s insulting
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Generally there isn’t a correlation to skill. It’s more so how you operate on the team, which could be deemed “least effective” relative to others (ie bottom 10% in theory).
      Jun 13, 2018
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

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      Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
      DDM2Kmore
      I’ve heard of environments where the bottom 10% get cut no matter what. Even if the lowest performer is punching above 100%
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Amazon $_$_
    Tc or gtfo
    Jun 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Mopy
    If you are LE....
    Jun 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon Qwlop
    OP
    My manager told before leaving company
    Jun 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng G00G-BOS
    How do you know you got an LE rating? Managers don’t tell you right?
    Jun 12, 2018 0
  • Target dgksgkatna
    For those of us who are already analysts at Target, care to share TC? I'm at 90k, 10%, no stock.

    I don't know about whether you should stick it out at Amazon, but Target culture is can be team- and location-dependent -- even between different analysts.
    Jun 13, 2018 4
    • Amazon Qwlop
      OP
      What is 10%
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Amazon Qwlop
      OP
      How much relocation they normally give?
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Target dgksgkatna
      10% annual bonus, but 5-8% is pretty common too.

      Don't know about relo.
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Amazon Qwlop
      OP
      Annual bonus is after completion of one year?
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Amazon Uwfy21
    What's LE? Can somebody please explain?
    Jun 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Least effective
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Target / Eng
    tWGu71

    Target Eng

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    Amazon, sony, Accenture
    tWGu71more
    The vesting schedule is much fairer. But analysts are few and far between for a reason. Only highly technical people are promoted. There is no ladder for an analyst. I would suggest taking advantage of the tuition reimbursement if you do come on board, so you can build a runway to a role with a ladder.
    Jun 12, 2018 0