How is work life at Amazon? How many hours do you work everyday?

New CxOE16
Jul 1 26 Comments

Is it 9-5 with some overtime or its overtime every day?

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  • Amazon McMillanM
    10-5ish in my team. Usually pretty busy once you are in the office but I don’t see anyone stays too late or work affects their personal life in any way. Most people are reasonable and generous about covering oncall for others when they need time off too.
    Jul 1 4
    • Facebook cuck
      That's pretty good
      Jul 1
    • New wSdQ41
      Which lovely team and city is this?
      Jul 1
    • Amazon McMillanM
      I am in Alexa in Seattle. We are actually very busy in office hours for meeting, trying to squeeze some time to code, discussing what you need to discuss with other — tech/non tech people. But with experience most know you can only be productive a few hours a day, not “brute force” with more hours.

      Another thing that I found productive is to manage expectation with management and other people. For example, when things are super ambiguous and you don’t know how long the project is gonna take yet, just say that and articulate why or at least try to.

      I actually find it surprisingly odd with a lot of complaints about work life balance in my company. It depends a lot on you too and whether you voice your concern when things are not ok for you and your team. This applies to other context in life too, so hoping to land randomly on a good team and nice teammates is not a good strategy.
      Jul 1
    • New wSdQ41
      Thank you!
      Jul 2
  • Amazon opWH45
    Old team: 7am - almost midnight ; new team: 830 am - 5pm
    Jul 1 2
    • Amazon beff jezo
      Wow, what org was the first one? Just so I know to stay away
      Jul 1
    • Amazon opWH45
      Retail dotcom - stay away
      Jul 1
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    • New CxOE16
      OP
      It could be fallacy for you not for everyone, if you want to work 80 hrs to get promos and comp raises go for it. Some people have other things to do in life as well.
      Jul 1
    • Goldman Sachs / Eng BePostive
      I agree with OP. Some people like to have life outside office, you know! Work isn’t their life. For me, my personal life is equally important, if not more. Doesn’t mean that I will procrastinate and miss deadlines in office. It’s just that I will join a company and a team, which matches my expectations! Just like I have to match my managers expectation to get hired.

      I hope you get your head out of your ass and look around. You will realize how beautiful life is, around you! :)
      Jul 1
  • Facebook @_@_/
    This will greatly depend on your team
    Jul 1 1
  • Nvidia mimbwimb
    996
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon
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    IlIlIlIlmore
    997
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon i9ju7u
    996
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon / Product
    Areyousure

    Amazon Product

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    Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
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    10-1
    Jul 1 2
    • New CxOE16
      OP
      Howcome?
      Jul 2
    • Amazon / Product
      Areyousure

      Amazon Product

      BIO
      Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
      Areyousuremore
      Because our L7 and L8 said so
      Jul 2
  • IQVIA LCij46
    According to you guys it's not so terrible as people say... So why so many terrible stories?
    Jul 4 1
    • Amazon opWH45
      Because there are few teams that are really really terrible. I changed teams a while ago and even the bar is different, it is more realistic. Do your research before joining a team and you should be fine.
      Jul 4
  • Amazon / Eng VS-Code
    8-5
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon bananamoneys
    9-6
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon RBOo88
    9-5 for my team. If we put in a longer day for a prod issue or major release we're usually out early on Friday
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon dhduduedhf
    I do 930 - 5. Some people on my team stay later, some leave earlier.
    Jul 1 0
  • Amazon beff jezo
    I’d say 10-5:30 is average
    Jul 1 0
  • IQVIA LCij46
    What about the teams in the Amazon Selection and Catalog Systems? Do you know any good/bad team there?
    Jul 4 0