Amazonians: Input about onboarding wanted! My first FANG.
Long time lurker first time poster!
I received an inclined to offer from Amazon. I spoke to three managers in the Ads org. I liked them all. I’m free to pick the team that I like.
Each manager who I’ve spoken to knows I’m a newb at Java, and they’ve all indicated I’d have 2-3 months to get up to speed. I’ve even spoken to other Amazonians who said they had 6 months to really learn a new language. The issue is I don’t know what “up to speed is” for a FANG. I currently work at a large company, so I have some idea, but a FANG is another level of difficulty.
This is my first FANG. My assumption is that I’ll be surrounded by Java ninjas, so I’m worried about being PIP’ed at 6 months if I’m not up to snuff.
For those of you that are Amazonians, what was your experience navigating Amazon in the first two-six months?
I also have the choice of a Ruby/ Python job in another city with Amazon.
Would it be an easier transition with the Ruby/Python job, or am I just needlessly worried about the Java positions (which I’d rather take). I want to be a polyglot, and the Ads stuff is in NYC (where I’d rather be).
I’d love any advice you can give.