Is Amazon worth the hype?

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Sep 3, 2018 39 Comments

I keep getting harassed by Amazon recruiters every week, spamming my inbox and linkedin begging me to apply. I was just wondering how many employees are actually working on high-end technologies at Amazon? I know a lot of folks who work their but they all work in teams like A9, goodreads, etc. Mostly writing web pages or simple mobile apps.

What else is out there besides the boring cloud stuff (AWS) and Alexa? Any cool stuff going on at Amazon or is it just an IBM++ ?

PS: I already worked at faang’s in the past. Not amazon, not google.

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  • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
    Everything we do is boring. I recommend working companies that do ads. Very innovative and mentally challenging work.

    Lol
    Sep 3, 2018 2
    • Quantcast Feturcreep
      Hey... ads are... interesting...
      Sep 3, 2018
    • Amazon bezo
      There's interesting work to do at Amazon, Google and Facebook. Unfortunately Amazon doesn't treat its employees as well but that's no reason to be salty :-)
      Sep 3, 2018
  • LinkedIn Hjki
    Hm I don’t think people hype about Amazon anymore
    Sep 3, 2018 0
  • SAP duckyou
    "boring cloud stuff" you Sir/ma'am are stupid & ignorant.
    Sep 3, 2018 4
    • IBM / Mgmt
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      Insulting folks over the Internet is a sign of anger and a lack of actual face to face communication skills. Would you do that if I were in front of you? Nope... can I go ahead and call you a coward? Would we agree on that?

      Anyway, if I were you I would read the comments from Amazon employees in this post. Don’t jump the gun to fast you’d be surprised. Peace out 🤙
      Sep 3, 2018
    • Square / Eng SQ
      Technically you insulted the people who worked at Amazon and what they're producing.
      Sep 3, 2018
    • IBM / Mgmt
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      Following your line of thoughts, I technically insulted people who work at IBM as well. That’s a lot of insults for one man :/
      Sep 3, 2018
    • Square / Eng SQ
      With great power comes great responsibility :/
      Sep 4, 2018
  • LinkedIn / Mgmt Zombie 🧟‍
    Lol 🤣
    Sep 3, 2018 0
  • VMware / Eng
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    ML/NLP and massively distributed systems boring? What are you looking for?
    Sep 3, 2018 1
    • IBM / Mgmt
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      Tell me more, that’s the kind of stuff I want to know
      Sep 3, 2018
  • Nvidia smartpm9
    rofl
    Sep 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon WACC
    It would have been great to work here like 5 years ago. Now? Not really. Very few groups are doing interesting work; Amazon at its core is a retail firm that uses its size and economy of scale to move into various markets. It is not an innovative tech firm. And the compensation and benefits are mediocre.
    Sep 3, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      There are actually quite a few teams doing cool stuff, mostly in Alexa and AWS. For retail, you’re spot on.
      Sep 3, 2018
  • Amazon MltnFrdmn
    Not worth it.
    Sep 3, 2018 0
  • Facebook PHPFixMe
    Are you a software engineer? If so, I don’t see Amazon equating hype. Engineers are considered commodity and back office. MBA and business folks are the front office bad boys/girls at Amazon.
    Sep 3, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      Lol, not in AWS?
      Sep 3, 2018
  • Amazon / PR jefe_bezos
    Amazon probably has their hands in more pies than any other company. Microsoft comes close.
    Sep 3, 2018 1
    • Microsoft DOyu71
      Microsoft more for sure. More 1B businesses.
      Sep 3, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
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    Amazon is boring, but then what company isn’t? Novelty wears of in months, maybe a year tops and it’s all routine from then on. But Amazon’s problem is not boredom, it’s a toxic environment it created to match. So if you’re thinking of joining choose a team very carefully.
    Sep 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt 🤭MG!
    Sears was worth the hype at one point...
    Sep 3, 2018 0
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    BeffJezos!

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    Is this a troll?
    Sep 3, 2018 1
    • IBM / Mgmt
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      Not hyping amazon = trolling? Come on...
      Sep 3, 2018
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    It is hard to be careful in toxic company culture. I was in similar boat, then again it isn’t worth. After NY post article the company image went down drastically went down. People have asked for ice at work perk🤣, there is the North Star
    Sep 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon rXzr25
    There are a lot of boring teams here but the culture is to always keep you running and provide you with more challenges than can be easily managed by you so you have to know your priorities and act smartly. That makes it exciting and thrilling to a lot of people if they can stay on top of everything.
    Sep 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon @amzl
    Your problem is listening to your friends who work at A9, Goodreads, etc...those are subs. Come work at any of the corporate teams and you won’t regret it
    Sep 3, 2018 0
  • Wells Fargo RogerGoat!
    It is always better than IBM 🙂 and worth the hype for sure!
    Sep 3, 2018 2
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      Is C++ really better than C? Not sure...
      Sep 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
      Go master race reporting in
      Sep 3, 2018
  • I am reinventing Facebook and plan to disrupt their business model. I can't pay you nor offer you stock, wanna join ?
    Sep 3, 2018 0
  • Apple God son
    What hype are you talking about?
    Sep 3, 2018 0
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