Emerging technology group

Google googling
Jul 21, 2018 12 Comments

Just received offer from amazon for Emerging Technology group at Lab126. Can someone tell me about the culture of this group?

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  • Amazon Hdmana
    Are you PM or Dev? The department has two wings split in PM and Dev.
    Jul 21, 2018 2
    • Google googling
      OP
      It’s for dev position, SDE role
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Amazon Hdmana
      Great culture, excellent leader leading the org. Open door policy, so culture wise all good. If you like the TC go for it.
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Tinder / Eng
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    Why leave Google for Amazon?
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng Call me
    Why? Lab126 is the most desperate place at Amazon.
    Jul 21, 2018 4
    • Amazon Hdmana
      Many parts are, and many are not. I don’t recommend for example FireOS org, they are a sweatshop. Every org has their own culture, so it can change quite a lot team to team.

      BTW, most of BS culture came from Apple, lot of people jumped ship from there in the early Lab126 days at higher levels.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Call me
      Could be. I don’t deny Apple has lots of Indian contractors who are incapable of doing anything.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Amazon Hdmana
      I’m not talking about contractors, I’m talking director and VP level folks, who BTW have made a killing in Amazon RSU’s!

      Getting back to Apple, Last I interviewed there, they wouldn’t match by pay. Unfortunately I see Apple as a step down now, the aura from Jobs in not there anymore; no longer are people ready to take a pay cut to come work for Apple.
      Jul 22, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Call me
      I don’t think anybody should take a pay cut to work for anybody. You are right. Apple is not a top payer at all. Base is lower than most big companies. RSU refresh is a lot but you would be handcuffed.
      Jul 22, 2018
  • Marvell Chocwalnut
    What level and what is their offer?
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon nerd👩
    The coolest teams in Amazon! Leadership RW is one of the best VPs.
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Oath SYNl26
    Why leave google for amazon ? Would like to know the motivation
    Jul 21, 2018 0