Is Amazon India becoming a bulk company?

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Oct 15 19 Comments

Seeing a lot of new SDE1 hires especially from random colleges who are boasting that they mugged up code for few days to get in, SDE 2s are chilling and enjoying their lives and the amount of people who have proper knowledge are reducing a lot. Is it already in day 2? People who left Amazon, where are you and how's you life there?
YOE: 1yr

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  • Google WFHeng
    Your statement can be applied to any mega Corp, including FAMG.
    Oct 15 5
    • Amazon / Product
      frugalLol

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      Even Google? I thought Google maintains its standard.
      Oct 15
    • Google WFHeng
      Man, it’s 2019, lots of people just cracked in with leetcode, plus google expand headcounts aggressively
      Oct 15
    • Amazon / Product
      frugalLol

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      Damn, should erase that goal of mine I think
      Oct 15
    • LinkedIn stable_g
      +1.. working for some company should never be your goal. Have a goal of doing great things in life
      Oct 15
    • Amazon / Product
      frugalLol

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      Makes a lot of sense now. Happy that I'm young at least.
      Oct 15
  • Southwest Airlines aldogjs
    I have lots of friends at Amazon Seattle who I wouldn't consider exceptionally intelligent or charismatic. Welcome to Corporate, lots of mediocrity or averageness in any big company.
    Oct 15 0
  • Latch ayyyyyy
    I joined Amazon five years ago and left one year ago. It was time to put down the koolaid and see what else is out there. I dont have any regrets leaving, but I think Amazon is a great company with some amazing engineers and products, but just like any large company it has the opposite.

    As someone with 1 YoE you're not going to find too many other companies that let you build entire projects from scratch, and that's why I think Amazon is such a good place for college hires.

    SDE 2s are usually chilling but also in charge of the full software lifecycle on a lot of teams. I think Amazon SDE 2 is where you go to have decent WLB but also work on some of the largest products in the tech world. You just have to find the right teams -- usually the teams hiring more than one college hire a year are not the teams to end up on.

    What you want to look for as an SDE 1 is a manager who is invested in the happiness and careers of their direct reports and also is passionate about what they do. If the manager seems checked out, then the team is usually checked out also.

    Another hard part of finding a good team is finding the people who use the LPs for good and do not weaponize LPs. It's usually small ways in how managers describe work -- "You would be in charge of" vs "We have a lot of work that I think you would be able to take charge of" i.e collaboration vs delegation.

    Anyways, that's my unsolicited 2 cents
    Oct 15 3
    • Amazon / Product
      frugalLol

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      Thanks for your views. You're from India?
      Oct 15
    • Latch ayyyyyy
      Corn fed midwest white dude.
      Oct 15
    • Microsoft / Product BlueSmith
      Great points here. I've seen a lot of managers weaponizing LPs at Amazon
      Oct 15
  • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
    It is same everywhere, be it India or US or Europe. Some people are just lucky in interviews, nothing else.
    Luck is a requirement other than Leetcode.
    Oct 15 3
    • Amazon / Product
      frugalLol

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      I'm a bit afraid that I'll become one after some years. Being content
      Oct 15
    • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
      As an Indian grad you are atleast working in Amazon Product group, I as an Indian new grad was rejected in Amazon Berlin's interview and currently working in a non-coding consultant role at Microsoft. Imagine being this shitty unlucky.
      Oct 15
    • Amazon / Product
      frugalLol

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      Sorry man, should probably be happy with whatever I have and try to learn as much as I can
      Oct 15
  • Microsoft halfkg
    “Some random college”. Are you from tier 1 uni ? And it hurts your ego seeing people who worked less hard ended up at the same place as you ? Haha 🤣. You think getting into Amazon is a big deal.
    Oct 15 1
    • Amazon / Product
      frugalLol

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      No what I meant is, they go to college which has more people so that they could hire more in less time. I'm from tier2.5 and my college is much better than the colleges they visit and they don't even visit mine coz of less people in my college. It's not quality anymore is what I meant.
      Oct 15
  • Credit Karma Yessssss
    Your username. Lol 😂
    Oct 15 0
  • Amazon WtXx66
    Don't take it easy. It's easy(er) to get into Amazon than Google. Surviving is harder
    Oct 15 0

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