Has anyone been bait-and-switched when applying to machine learning positions?
I work on ML infrastructure at Microsoft. Mostly accelerating common ML libraries. I applied to AWS for an ML position but when talking to one of the engineers he told me that his team doesn't really do any machine learning work -- they are just given the model from a research team. He said he and the whole team want to do more ML work but in reality they are just taking the model and building a service around it.
This seemed like a total bait-and-switch to me. I've read about how a lot of ML engineers spend most of their time doing data prep, but I hadn't heard of something like this.