(other than being impatient in meetings with higher execs - something which has been mentioned too many times already)
Curious how current folks at Amazon feel about Bezos’ influence on the company. I’m about to interview with them.
Would it be better off or worse off if he were to step down? Is he considered a Steve Jobs-like visionary and motivator?
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- Bank of America / OthertSWv17@KoUq26 - fair points and I totally agree with the monitor/equipment bullshit..employers totally need to own that.
As for free food, I think as adults we can just buy our own food..not a big deal.
As for blue collar workers..I think some of it is genuine and some of it is general bad PR of Amazon in media.
(I don't work for Amazon..just appreciate their innovation)
- Amazon / EngPoofyBunnyTo be fair, computer equipment is pretty good now. You can get one ultra wide 34” 1440p monitor, or two 27” 1440p monitors. Lots of teams let you expense a nice headset and keyboard. Laptops are fully spec’d 13” MacBook Pro or windows/linux equivalent.
I really wish they’d shell out for some decent coffee.Jan 112
- Google / EngOJqG17Usually people jump ship or eventually get promoted. Amazon makes you cry for L6 promo. It's really difficult to get promoted to L6 in Amazon because you are judged on 2 different things.
1 how good of a SDE are you, which mostly are.
2. Leadership rating. This is very subjective and that's where you need to be really good with politics.
Just to give you an example from my previous team. We had L5 SDE and probably one of smartest sde in amazon. Everyone believed that he was already operating at L6, still wasn't getting promoted. I heard that he got promoted recently after applying 5-6 times for promo.
Its better to join Amazon as L6 then L5. Mostly Amazon hires from college. People get promoted to L5 and then leave. Mostly people treat it as stepping stone as getting into Amazon is very easy after college.
I wouldn't recommend joining Amazon if you are married with kids. That place is filled with college graduate who work atleast 8-10 hrs every day.Jan 131
- Amazon rhuW84Him and Jassy are extremely low visibility in the company. Every direction from above I've seen has come from VPs. Sometimes I wonder if they even go into work in the mornings.