Joining Amazon. What should I expect?

Microsoft / Consultant shinji91
Jan 15 34 Comments

I'm joining Amazon in February to become a DevOps specialist in AWS. What advice would you have for me as a new employee? Anything special I should be aware of? What cool benefits do you get (aside of the main ones)? Do I get to pick my laptop or should I hope I don't get a crappy one? Hahaha overall excited to start a new job and learn new stuff! :)

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  • Amazon / Eng
    UTukMyJerb

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Electronic Arts
    UTukMyJerbmore
    Buy Kleenex in bulk from Costco
    Jan 15 4
    • eBay g10
      why?
      Jan 15
    • eBay / Cust. Srv. gBDR20
      And hand lotion if you're going for a promotion
      Jan 15
    • Bose bosebose
      He is referring to the stories of people crying at their desks
      Jan 15
    • Wait. Amazon gives that out for free!!
      That's part of your "cool benefits", op!
      Jan 18
  • Glassdoor TyRU04
    Cool Benefits: Stack of 🍌
    Jan 15 4
    • Microsoft / Consultant shinji91
      OP
      Ok can you elaborate? Everyone talks about bananas and im unsure why Haha is it that I will find bananas in every kitchen? Lol
      Jan 15
    • Google liebe
      LOL they hand out free (yea, surprise!) bananas in a stall to the public outside of an amazon building. No food or anything in the kitchen
      Jan 15
    • Microsoft / Consultant shinji91
      OP
      Ahh hahahah well I already get 0 food at Microsoft so at least now I may get a banana 😂
      Jan 15
    • Stack of 🍆 tbh
      Jan 16
  • Amazon peIdnd
    What are “benefits”?
    Jan 15 4
    • Microsoft / Consultant shinji91
      OP
      Ok then perks?
      Jan 15
    • Amazon peIdnd
      We don’t get those either
      Jan 15
    • Microsoft / Consultant shinji91
      OP
      Lol
      Jan 15
    • IBM / Eng Leetcode
      Hey that’s our quote
      Jan 15
  • Intel Intele
    Pip
    Jan 15 0
  • Oracle doznuts
    I'm starting in Feb too. Do I bring my own bottle to pee in on the first day or will they provide me with one?
    Jan 15 2
    • Google liebe
      Bring your own- Heard from friends that you don’t get any stuff from Amazon
      Jan 15
    • You can use payroll deduction to Prime Now one right to your desk
      Jan 15
  • Amazon senescense
    Get a Xanax and Adderall prescription
    Jan 15 1
    • Microsoft / Consultant shinji91
      OP
      Weed should suffice :P (I hope)
      Jan 15
  • Tell your family that you love them and someday will be back to giving more time, but won't happen anytime soon
    Jan 15 0
  • LinkedIn faxman
    Alive people. Also check this: https://sites.google.com/site/thefaceofamazon/ . Welcome to the club.
    Jan 15 1
    • Microsoft / Consultant shinji91
      OP
      Well that's no good. I hope I don't walk into a bad experience...
      Jan 15
  • Get appointments with a therapist
    Jan 15 0
  • New
    sonderaf

    New

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    Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
    BIO
    sex on the beach
    sonderafmore
    Last few days of great work life balance
    Jan 15 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    Tf3456XcAs

    Amazon Eng

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    Microsoft
    Tf3456XcAsmore
    Find a good therapist.
    Jan 15 0
  • Bose bosebose
    My friend/ex boss was a manager at amazon . One of his devs went above and beyond and removed a lot of code to clean code up . A month later , some metrics started behaving weirdly .. eventually got traced to that guys PR . Director told my friend to put the dev on a dev list and my friend resisted and did not do so. This sort of thing happened a couple of times , then my friend got forced out .
    Jan 15 1
  • > What advice would you have for me as a new employee?

    Don't get too excited. Lower your expectation, then lower it again. :)
    Jan 18 1
    • New
      wakanai

      New

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      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      wakanaimore
      Rinse and repeat
      Jan 18
  • Amazon k4nhyxa
    Which location?
    Jan 16 2
    • Microsoft / Consultant shinji91
      OP
      Joining the NYC office
      Jan 16
    • BBDO sxYo02
      How are you liking working at AWS?
      Jun 24