Is Amazon really a sweat shop?

Google / Product rust
Jun 12 30 Comments

Google doesn't execute worth shit. It works great for my wlb, but I'm bored. Interviewing with Amazon, but people on here make it out to be shitty and there's the meme of Amazon being a burn out company. What's really the story.

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TOP 30 Comments
  • Microsoft MMKy42
    Google doesn't execute worth shit? Come on, that's not fair. If Google didn't execute, it wouldn't have launched like 8 chat apps in the past 5 years!
    Jun 12 3
  • New pge4
    Wdym by execute worth shit?
    Jun 12 5
    • Google / Product rust
      OP
      We're terrible at execution. Slow, like molasses on a cold day. Everyone I know works in an org in corners of Google that take 5x the time to launch products and features.
      Jun 12
    • New pge4
      Why don’t you consider Facebook? Good pay, shit wlb like Amazon. Also I think you’re generalizing google as a whole, my friends are working on exciting stuff moving at a decent pace. Maybe try an internal transfer?
      Jun 12
    • Google / Product rust
      OP
      I just don't like Facebook's business. I have the opportunity to join a new business but in senior position at Amazon. I'm enterprise all the way, not consumer, and Amazon and MSFT dominate there.

      Honestly I'm working on cool stuff at Google, but execution has been glacial. I know Google's huge, but in Cloud it seems pretty consistently bad from everyone I've spoken too.
      Jun 12
    • Capital One
      thickmama1

      Capital One

      BIO
      Woman struggling to pass interviews
      thickmama1more
      Rust? Can we chat via DM? I’d like to pick your mind a bit regarding your role and execution.
      Jun 12
    • Google / Product rust
      OP
      Ya sure
      Jun 12
  • Amazon Aqq3Pr
    It's team dependent. Honestly 1/4 tech teams at Amazon are amazing, 2/4 are pretty good places to work, but 1/4 are elite raging dumpster fires. Our public image comes from the last group but it's actually not most people's experience (but really is some people's).

    Just don't work for anyone named Abhoy and you should be fine.
    Jun 12 11
    • Microsoft / Eng cholical
      Joining an aws team soon. Manager came from fresh/prime now. Is that a bad thing? Also what makes them dumpster fires? I can handle poor wlb, not sure how well I do with toxic people
      Jun 12
    • New pge4
      @cholical Azure to aws?
      Jun 12
    • Expedia nidoking
      I’ve heard the epic political battles between Fresh and Prime Now outside of Blind. And I don’t even work at Amazon. So that’s saying something
      Jun 12
    • Amazon Aqq3Pr
      AWS is a huge organisation, it's got great teams and crappy ones
      Jun 12
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

      New Strategy

      PRE
      Tesla Motors, BMW, Robert Bosch
      Porsche996more
      Keep posting. SCOT as well?
      Jun 12
  • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
    TC Or 👉
    Jun 12 3
    • Google / Product rust
      OP
      Gtfo out with your tc. You can rest assure it's solid.
      Jun 12
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      Ok, take this 🍌 and learn some english too.
      Jun 12
    • Amazon Doby2468
      Come on , 🍌 s are a amazon thing. OP has way more than bananas... please don’t abuse 🍌 s
      Jun 12
  • Oracle / Eng such1slife
    Yes. Look at their stock vesting for the first 2 years. No annual bonus or good salary hikes. 401k vests only after 3 yrs

    No WLB. If you are in AWS forget about life outside work.
    Shitty work culture!
    Jun 12 2
    • Amazon Aqq3Pr
      Our comp is way higher than Oracle, and while it's lower than Google/Facebook, in the past few years stock growth has pushed many Amazonians comp even above what peers there made.

      We're the second from top rung of the ladder, after Facebook and Google, Oracle is near the bottom.
      Jun 12
    • Oracle / Eng such1slife
      Lol. Heard of OCI? I have worked at Amazon in the past. So go throw mud on some one else.

      Also, no reason for OP to move from G to 🍌 land.

      Get your ego and insecurity checked up.
      Jun 12
  • Pandora / Mktg Whistle322
    Totally depends on the team. Some teams have terrible WLB and others are great (My partner goes in at 10, leaves by 4, and never has to bring work home)
    Jun 12 0