How’s WLB at AWS in general?

Amazon Hard_Core
Aug 21, 2018 24 Comments

Some complain about WLB at AWS such as long hours, heavy ops, fast pacing. Some maintain good WLB, and love their work. In the retail side, from my view, we have many teams that have good WLB. Just a curiosity, how’s WLB at AWS in general?

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  • Microsoft / Eng
    Hzuwbczh

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    It still depends on you end of the day, but yes you will be surrounded by people constantly behind getting things done and working long hrs. And trust me its addictive and contagious :)
    Aug 21, 2018 15
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      how’d you know
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      Because there’s no way you’re TT and no way you’re an L6 with that mentality. Lol
      Aug 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      Sarcasm. It’s interesting you say that, because the L6s work the least out of everyone.

      Turns out, if you’re solely interested in time related metrics, the L4s put in the most time.
      Aug 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      Only L4’s think that L6’s don’t work. Just because they’re not at their desk for most of the day doesn’t mean that they aren’t stretched paper thin.

      If you don’t think most L6’s are putting in long hours you’re not in touch with reality.
      Aug 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      I know they aren’t. I’m friends with a couple. They’re coasting, and they freely admit it. Manager isn’t going to do shit to them. They’re a knowledge center and more or less vital to the product/service.
      Aug 23, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng DynamoDB
    Just joined AWS as a new grad so prob not as accurate. Firstly, onboarding for me was complete trash. I was browsing SO many wikis the first few days to try and understand my team's architecture and design. When I got my first task, had to do a lot of questioning and I sort of wanted to be hand held (you know, just in the beginning to get used to things).

    Aside from that, the people are very nice and communicative. WLB might get rekt when on calls kick in, but aside from that, everything is standard
    Aug 22, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      “It took me a whole few days to learn the design”

      🙄 yeesh. Typical spoiled college grad
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng DynamoDB
      I never said I completely understood it. I just understood enough for my task. There's still a lot of learning I'm doing.
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Amazon Hrcbitf
    I'm an intern and I work 50 to 60 hours a week. This is the most challenging internship in my life.
    Aug 22, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Hzuwbczh

      Microsoft Eng

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      What team /org are you on
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Vertivco / Eng Fast Papua
    How often are you allowed to work remote for a day or so?
    Aug 22, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng DynamoDB
      Dependent on manager. My manager said to just let the team know and you can do whatever you want
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Amazon ZeffJebos
    Do not AWS.
    Aug 21, 2018 0

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