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Can you post something positive about working for Amazon?

Undisclosed allthenogg
Dec 5, 2018

I'm going to Seattle next week for interviews with Amazon. I don't know which team as it's a recruiting event. I am trying to motivate myself to prepare but every post on here about Amazon is negative. Are there any advantages to working there? (Example : tough it out for 1 year then you have a lot more opportunities to go to a better company). Please share positive reasons to work there.

For my part, i have applied because i live in a small town and have very few career choices locally. I'm not super thrilled about relocating but i hope that it's an investment into my future and that I'll have access to learning and other better companies in Seattle.

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    Free bananas 🍌🍌🍌
    Dec 5, 20180
  • IBM gösser
    Better than 99% of companies. Literally.
    Dec 5, 20182
    • Undisclosed allthenogg
      OP
      Better how?
      Dec 5, 2018
    • LinkedIn parade
      Compensation, location, prestige. People on blind rave about F and G and N, but the realism is that those who work there are a very small percentage of all the engineers looking/working. That includes amazon
      Dec 5, 2018
  • Microsoft Bluecsushi
    Leadership principles , not only useful at work, but also useful in life
    Dec 5, 20182
    • McAfee JohnMcPee
      True that! My friend, an Amazon employee, was on a date recently when she said at the end, “Let’s split the check” and he responded with, “F*ck you! Need to be frugal so that I don’t wander away from the leadership principles!” and just walked away.

      She understood.
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Microsoft Bluecsushi
      Clearly “bias for action” is not one of his fortes😛
      Dec 5, 2018
  • Facebook pipirupiru
    You'll learn a lot more at Amazon than working at some no-name tier 5 company near your small town.
    Dec 5, 20180
  • New RzFr15
    Free tissues for desk crying
    Dec 5, 20182
    • Amazon janfox
      There are so many tissue boxes
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Apple XOfK47
      They aren't good tissues however, it's like rubbing your eyes with public restroom paper towels.
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  • Amazon onMyWay
    I’ve learned a ton and worked with really smart people in AWS
    Dec 5, 20180
  • Amazon GHskann
    Good career move
    Dec 5, 20180
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    Every job after this will seem like a picnic. It's like the military do your time and then gtfo
    Dec 5, 20180
  • Amazon HKTFSKS
    Amazon is great. Dogs in the office!!
    Dec 5, 20182
    • Amazon Wilkeee
      I think he meant good things for humans, not dogs.
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Apple XOfK47
      I think they are more "therapy animals" based on what I've heard.
      Jan 9
  • Amazon usbbqis
    Looks good on the resume after a year or so
    Dec 5, 20180
  • Homeaway C3P0-
    Just the sheer experience of building at scale and understand how to react to changing technology and business landscape in a nimble yet effective manner is something you will not learn in any other FAANG company sans Amazon. Why you ask? Cause Amazon simultaneously invests in som many divergent business spaces that opportunities to learn are endless

    If you get it, take it, it will be be quite a learning experience for you. Off all the companies I have worked at, I learnt the most at Amazon
    Dec 5, 20180
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    You will be fucked hard every day. But after a while you will start enjoying it.
    Dec 5, 20183
    • Amazon DipShit
      Lol
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Homeaway C3P0-
      That too in the ass and without lube!
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Apple XOfK47
      I think it's called "Stockholm Syndrom"
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    The sto... oh crap
    Dec 5, 20180
  • Axon Axon1
    Still banana wins
    Dec 5, 20180
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    Dec 5, 20180
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    They value customer service, whereas google just doesn’t give a crap. So as a customer, I’ll always go with amazon if they have similar offerings.
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    Dunno about the rest of Amazon, but AWS has some really smart people. I've learned a LOT here (although I am a new grad hire).
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    Lot of career movement opportunities.
    Dec 5, 20180
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    Working there made me a good engineer functionally - like looking at the big picture, is it worth the investment to optimize something, should I take someone at face value etc.

    In technical aspects I find Google more challenging.
    Dec 5, 20180
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    Tons of resources and courses internally that you can leverage to improve your technical skill
    Dec 5, 20180
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    Insane level of impact right from the get go. I joined and was immediately able to push code to our tier 1 services (code reviewed, of course). Other companies have you go through weeks or months of peer coding or boot camp before you actually get to do anything useful.
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    • Microsoft IcM_Alert
      I did the same in Azure. It depends on the team.
      Dec 5, 2018
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    Super smart people and you will learn a tonne that you can apply in your career
    Dec 5, 20180
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    You’ll learn and practice scaling
    Dec 5, 20180
  • Amazon awlR12
    I really love my job.. To be fair I could have lucked out! I'm in a business unit under AWS as a dev. Lots of opportunity to automate business operations. Own the entire stack. It's exactly what I was looking for!
    Dec 5, 20180
  • Snapchat UVDP12
    Ex Amazon here. Amazon is a great school and will teach you some cool stuff on working with others. Sure not for everyone but prepares you for other places.
    Dec 5, 20180
  • Apple Ymczta
    You can comb your hair looking at shining Bezos head.
    Dec 5, 20180

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