Looking for referral to amazon!

Google / Eng Neopets😍
Dec 17, 2018 23 Comments

Title says it all.

I’ve never tried interviewing there, and would like to. Would anyone be able to refer me? Thanks!

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  • Amazon Antmann
    So kids, this is an example of things you don’t do to yourself ever.
    Dec 17, 2018 1
    • Amazon 123raj
      Aka the Tiger Woods phenomenon.
      Dec 17, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng Carmine
    What’s wrong with you?
    Dec 17, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng Usernaem
    Why tho?
    Dec 17, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Current TC? The maximum u could get is likely 375k comp target for L6 in Seattle.
    Dec 17, 2018 3
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      Damn. Not sure if that’s even worth it...
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      Definitely not true lmao. L6 can stretch into 400s
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      @onMyWay what are the lower and upper ends of the band?
      Dec 17, 2018
  • Walmart.com
    Walton

    Walmart.com

    BIO
    Pass
    Waltonmore
    I know a couple of folks who went to Amazon instead of Google with the offered compensation being similar. Looks like slowly a perception is developing that google is too big and bureaucratic now
    Dec 17, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng
      ToGY40

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Groupon, Amazon
      ToGY40more
      May be true but Amazon is no better in that respect.
      Dec 17, 2018
  • Amazon sde007
    You need a break. Take some vacations and then join back and then Reread your post again.
    Dec 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon mOdsjas
    Please don’t come here
    Dec 17, 2018 3
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      I feel like the bad things I hear are just super complainers. Am I wrong?
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Amazon mOdsjas
      Yes, you’re wrong. Average tenure here is under 2 years despite the fact that 80% of our RSUs deliver in year 3 and 4. 401k match vests in year 3. Why would so many people leave that money on the table if they thought they could handle it? There must be a compelling reason a non trivial group of employees feel like it’s worth leaving. Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I had a good day since I started here.

      If you got a good group, you’ll be fine. But from I’ve seen those are few and far between.
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      Tenure at tech companies across the board is abysmal: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/average-employee-tenure-retention-at-top-tech-companies-2018-4

      @OP I came from a team in Search that worked on ads to AWS. The challenge and growth I’ve experienced has been magnitudes better at AWS. Come here because you want to learn, not for the comp (though in my case they were able to match my comp).
      Dec 17, 2018
  • Amazon / Ops Greenteam
    If you explicitly mention your current TC, things will be so much easier on this thread.
    Dec 17, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng Usernaem
      Neopets is an underpaid L5 that's why he's reluctant to talk comp
      Dec 17, 2018
  • Google QNrQ72
    Why?
    Dec 17, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng Neopets😍
    OP
    Had enough at Google. I wanted to see what Amazon is like.
    Dec 17, 2018 2
    • Google / Eng Usernaem
      TC level yoe?
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Amazon 123raj
      You sound like Tiger Woods. You got a hottie in pocket but still wanna bang some random whore out there. :-/ Sad
      Dec 17, 2018
  • Amazon I’m
    What role?
    Dec 17, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      I’m L5 SWE at Google, looking to see about Amazon and if they’d give me a similar package/level.
      Dec 17, 2018