I see a lot of complaining about the Amazon bar being low - do people at top companies look down on Amazom SDEs?
It's true that the talent at Amazon is far lower than Google or FB or trading companies etc (nobody turns down Airbnb for Amazon) but in terms of customer improvements/products it seems like Amazon is doing a lot more. Google has uniformly brilliant engineering Ubermensches but cant even make a solid chat app and GCP is 4th in the world. FB has excellent chat apps but the newsfeed and UI is a disaster. Both FB and Google have contributed more to open source (thrift, protobuf, tensor flow and pytorch come to mind) than Amazon however.
Is it really fair to think of us as subhuman or stupid then?