How's life at Amazon bay area (A9)?

Google antirez
Oct 9, 2018 26 Comments

How's life when working for Amazon in Bay area? I'm considering a move and that seems a good option, already taking to a recruiter.

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  • Google
    fytyuy

    Google

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    fytyuymore
    1. If during perf the company says you are a top performer but your tc is well beyond your target comp, so sorry no refreshers (even if you are promoted). Are you ok with that?
    2. Are you ok with fewer benefits that Google? No free food. No unlimited sick days etc.
    3. Are you ok with working more hours (generally)?
    4. Are you ok with working with sub par colleagues to the point that you think " who hired this idiot?"
    If the answer to above questions is "yes", then please move.
    Oct 9, 2018 7
    • Amazon Ruxy
      Agree with 4 esp in bay area; bay area amazon companies suck because they cant offer competetive tc and attrition is very high.
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Amazon Ruxy
      Lab126 esp is a joke in terms of people talent including directors and even VPs.
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      When I was at google, I had more instances of “who hired this idiot” than at AWS, to be honest.

      There’s a significant talent gap between AWS and google adtech
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Google
      fytyuy

      Google

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      fytyuymore
      AWS has a few principal engineers who are brilliant, that's it.

      SDE2 and SDE1s are all shit, half of retail guys run to AWS after promo and it's not like aws hiring bar is different. We worked with lot of AWS engineers, when we hosted away teams. God, I had headache after every meeting. Not sure who hired those fools.
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      If you think AWS is bad, go talk to your adtech engineers for some perspective
      Oct 10, 2018
  • McAfee JohnMcPee
    From Google to Amazon? Bold move cotton!
    Oct 9, 2018 3
    • Google antirez
      OP
      I like working on core cloud projects and Amazon seems ahead in this field.
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Amazon techisfun
      Honestly man . You might get more interesting and better work but you will sacrifice your free food...U OK with that ?
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Amazon ceo@amzn
      Not just food.. how about life
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Trenbolone
    Amazon is garbage. Don’t come here. The company is popular to consumers of the product at the expense of employees. They use “frugality” as a leadership principal to underpay you and give you trash hardware.
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • New / Data MeThree
    Sucks don’t go
    Oct 9, 2018 1
    • Amazon ql96go
      @MeThree why? Do you work there?
      Sep 2
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    Let me guess you are a PM at Google
    Oct 9, 2018 2
    • Google antirez
      OP
      L5 SWE
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
      Y will you leave from the hottest place to the most cheapest place 😅
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Ydigyf
    Dont come to amazon, not a9 atleast.. aws maybe but def not a9 or lab..!
    Oct 9, 2018 4
    • Google antirez
      OP
      why
      Oct 9, 2018
    • LinkedIn GcYP07
      Exactly, why? I always thought A9 does good work and is much better than amazon is general.
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Amazon bxuu70
      A9 is reinventing a lot. Nice place to be if you get to contribute to core product
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Amazon ql96go
      @bxuu70 is the work in a9 harder because a lot of masters and PhDs from top schools work there?
      Sep 2
  • Google Jjbp86
    A9 is now fully integrated with mothership. Same processes for everything. If you’re ok with that, it should be fine for you.
    Oct 31, 2018 0
  • New / Eng poRd04
    Is A9 considered Amazon? It's like LinkedIn being MSFT. Also A9 is visual search, what cloud jobs are there?
    Oct 9, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn GcYP07
    @^ it's A9.com not core amazon.
    Oct 9, 2018 0