Let go from aws

Microsoft XyYh51
Sep 19, 2017 19 Comments

About 2years ago, I was fired from aws due to a manager that had it out for me. Essentially made my life miserable. I'm looking at trying to get back there but not sure how it looks internally when I apply.

I don't know if I was flagged as no rehire, and have no visibility on this. Would love any feedback or thoughts. I also live in a completely different city now and see some positions available here that are right in my ally.

Also, yes, had a bad boss, but liked what I did and want to go back. Any help/advise from hr peeps would be appreciated.

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TOP 19 Comments
  • BlackBerry MaryJuana!
    Don't waste your time thinking about it. Usually getting fired from a company makes you un-hireable at the company. I'm pretty sure HR sided with your manager (they usually do) and they keep notes. Why do you love Amazon when it's clear they don't love you? Do you also think the fault is entirely your managers? The culture at the company is set by Bezos and the blame starts with him. There are better places to work at.
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • FastSpring / Eng
    ToxicRick

    FastSpring Eng

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    Amazon, Motorola
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    Full stack of despair
    ToxicRickmore
    I just quit Amazon 3 months ago due to same manager bullshit - never going back. I gave up $300K unvested RSUs and don't care a bit.

    I've read that there is an internal "to fire" list that managers are keeping all the time so that they can keep firing enemies of their friends whom they want to promote. Saw this first hand - one of my managers from Microsoft only promoted people hired from Microsoft . Another guy got promoted because his manager and him were from same previous company.
    Sep 19, 2017 3
    • Amazon Bewater
      Internal "to fire" list? 🤦‍♂️ Sigh.
      Sep 19, 2017
    • Amazon / Ops jInE68
      Ouch
      Sep 19, 2017
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      freshco

      Amazon Mgmt

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      IBM
      freshcomore
      I actually believe this. I've seen this in action.
      Sep 27, 2017
  • LinkedIn EasyToCal2
    Don't, just don't: https://sites.google.com/site/thefaceofamazon/ . You were there when new york times news happened.
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • New XuserX
    Check linkedin or something to find out your old bosses current position.
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • Microsoft XyYh51
    OP
    He's still there but I had a new boss that was forced to do this because the one that put me in that situation took a new role.
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    mUqi08

    Amazon Eng

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    Amazon
    mUqi08more
    If the manager wasn't fired but was highly regarded, you probably won't have a chance as people will ask him about you.
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon blastOff🚀
    Never say never. I know many people that were on a PIP, and they pushed back and are now thriving in their current role and other teams. Your getting fired doesn't have anything to do with what you're capable of.

    It's worth taking a chance, so apply and if you get a cold no from a recruiter then stop.

    In the last one year many teams at Amazon have evolved their hiring practices and managers have come around. It could've simply been that that manager, in that context thought you didn't perform. People grow, they change and mature.

    So I'd say just apply or reach out to a recruiter. You never win the battle you don't fight.
    Sep 19, 2017 1
    • Chase / Design
      LRIs57

      Chase Design

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      IBM, MetLife, American International Group, Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Capgemini Group, Barclaycard
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      Information Security Professional supporting Financial Services for the past 17 years
      LRIs57more
      They pushed back while they were on PIP or they pushed back on the rehiring process? It's important because my family is going through PIP and they are struggling.
      Sep 27, 2017
  • Acumen Solutions / Eng ethereal
    What's the harm in trying?
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    mUqi08

    Amazon Eng

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    Amazon
    mUqi08more
    This is not just Amazon, many hiring managers worry about hiring someone that has an axe to grind. If you are fired and was bitter, you may come back and try to take revenge on former rivals instead of acting with the company or team best interest in mind.

    This is why I would always leave for s green pasture, instead of challenge a pivot. The risk of tarnishing your reputation is too high.
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon blastOff🚀
    And fuck the naysayers
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Other Gitget
    Don't wanna discourage you but recruiters won't let you slip out from their filters of no hire list.
    Sep 19, 2017 2
    • Microsoft XyYh51
      OP
      How long does it stay then?
      Sep 19, 2017
    • Amazon / Other Gitget
      Permanent unless u change name
      Sep 21, 2017
  • Intel / Mktg nononsense
    Apply. If you are flagged, it won't go far and no wasted time.
    Sep 20, 2017 0
  • Microsoft XyYh51
    OP
    Awesome folks. Thank you!
    Sep 19, 2017 0