Any Amazon people doing UW part-time CS master's program (PMP)?

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Sep 23, 2017 10 Comments

I know some other Seattle companies like Microsoft are partnered with the program and help with admission. Does Amazon help at all or have connections with the program? Have any of your co-workers gotten their MS there!

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  • Microsoft Scalala
    I'm in the program and see a lot of Amazon folks in class. I think they must be getting some form of reimbursement.
    Sep 23, 2017 3
    • Cisco / Eng
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      Do you feel like it's worth it? How easy is it to get in as a Microsoft employee?
      Sep 23, 2017
    • Microsoft Scalala
      It used to be nice but these days the standards have gone down drastically. I think the CS dept. at UW sees this as a cash cow program and they're admitting very low quality students. Mostly students who've transferred to the US from India from shitty schools. As a result, your peers and the questions asked in class are downright stupid if not a waste of time.

      That being said, the professors are still top notch and you can take advantage of them. I try to avoid in person classes now and watch the lecture videos at home. Then I attend the professors office hours if necessary.
      Sep 23, 2017
    • Amazon / Product KanyeShrug
      Lol at reimbursement. Have you met Amazon? Education reimbursement is a joke for most except Audible and I can't remember the other one.

      What you're seeing is probably people deciding to invest their RSUs in further education.
      Sep 23, 2017
  • Epic nasre
    I am interested in knowing this as well. I have masters but would be interested in taking ad hoc courses from UW.
    Sep 23, 2017 3
    • Amazon / Eng L5
      University of Washington is being talked about here, not University of Wisconsin :D
      Sep 23, 2017
    • Epic nasre
      What's makes you think I would stay in WI long? Lol
      Sep 23, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng L5
      I <3 WI. But yea, most people don't :D
      I guess welcome to Amazon...
      Sep 23, 2017
  • Axon / Eng
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    Was considering it since Axon has $5000 reimbursement for education. I was told by David the advisor that I would have a chance if I had worked at Google or Facebook for 7+ years. Lol. Saw folks got in with no or little experience and majored in Humanity. Ok, I am just being bitter but you get the point. Maybe I’ll try to get in to Google and apply 7 years later. LOL
    Nov 20, 2018 0
  • FactSet jnel
    I️ was going to ask if there were any loop holes as well. I️ spoke with my recruiter and they said there are not reimbursement options and they won’t adjust salary for this. I’d love to attend uwash and the advisor said google and ms have options to do so. I️ don’t know the validity of this claim but I️ hope amazon decides to do something.
    Jan 23, 2018 0