I have started as an intern in Amazon. I thought that working at FAANG would be amazing but when I have seen that I need to be more than 9 hours per day in the office (~8:00 - 17:00, including lunch)t. And I am just an intern, my manager can be in the office 10h. And I am in Europe that is supposed to have better WLB. Also I feel in the atmosphere that everyone is stressed with deadlines and that teams are blocking each other instead of helping, probably because they are too busy.
So basically I love how people are there and things look cool but WLB looks shitty and with a lot of pressure. Do you know if in other companies like Google, Facebook or Microsoft is the same?
- Microsoft / Eng mfCG87Microsoft? I work like 6 hours a day with long lunches in between. WHERE'S MY PAY INCREASE
- Amazon CducsAmazon does have WLB but you really have to figure out how to work at the company. My last 3 or 4 years there I averaged about 7 hours a day and never did work outside the office other than the occasional on call. That’s very different than my first couple of years where I would often work 12 hour days because I was interested in the work and chose to. Until you figure out how the company works and how you want to be part of it, it will feel like there’s no WLB.