Lost my job

Amazon / Eng AKPd5
May 3 81 Comments

Hey guys. I was put on PIP and I’m looking for a job. Can someone please help me? I am an SDE with experience in React, NodeJS, AWS. Thanks.

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TOP 81 Comments
  • Honeywell that1guy
    Sorry, but you’re asking for referral due to losing job from poor performance. Why should anyone refer you? Maybe you should go to a smaller company, learn more, get more experience and work hard.
    May 3 11
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Ufddfu, I’ll DM you. Thanks a ton
      May 3
    • Capital One BeastM0DE
      @honeywell the level of competition at Amazon is really high and there are a ton of factors that could lead to a PIP completely unrelated to the engineer (e.g.politics, manager poor performance/communication, etc). Capital One is not even a tech company, but they are trying to emulate the culture and I see it here all the time. I am sure OP has a ton of better options, but I would gladly give a referral.
      May 4
    • Microsoft Next?
      @Honeywell - While your sentiment is reasonable, PIP-equals-bad-engineer is some times debatable in a high performing team, specially at Amazon. Op is just asking for an interview so that they have a job. I'd encourage you to read up on empathy!
      May 4
    • Amazon / Mgmt Db8db4
      I will rephrase Honeywell's point: aside from looking for referrals also take an honest look why you ended up at the bottom. It is good to retrospect on those points and try to fix it or realign your career towards your strong points. It's possible it was a team mismatch, but without looking in you might repeat same mistakes. Good luck!
      May 4
    • Honeywell that1guy
      Thank you @amazon much more eloquent than I
      May 4
  • Internet Brands backspace
    What the hell is PIP? And how it works?
    May 3 16
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      I was not even informed that I was in dev list
      May 4
    • Microsoft €£dz3@"&5s
      Scary. Very bad culture. Did you take severance or just were let go?
      May 4
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      I appealed manager’s decision and lost.
      May 17
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Apparently, if I won the appeal, the manager would be put on pivot.
      May 17
    • Does anyone ever win an appeal? Doesn’t sound like they do.. I’m thinking Amazon isn’t as cracked up as they want to seem to be.
      May 29
  • Google uzaname
    Start your own independent AWS implementation consulting
    May 3 0
  • New arch135
    Tag companies you would like to apply for and ask for referrals.. btw what’s the criteria in amazon for putting someone on PIP
    May 3 3
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      They stack rank employees every year. Bottom 10% gets fired. That’s my understanding
      May 3
    • Microsoft €£dz3@"&5s
      How long do they keep in Dev list? And how long in PIP?
      May 3
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      2 months each
      May 4
  • LinkedIn tar-cfz
    I learned by watching PIPped coworkers that you want to just take the severance and go away (at a previous place)
    May 3 1
    • AnchorFree Israel
      I just learned what is severance googling it, thank you :) . I'm like a baby on this forum, googling TC, PIP, "are the quoted compensation ranges on teamblind true or fake and mystification" loool :D

      Do all big companies offer severance packages? What it should be usually, a 1-2 months of pay?
      May 4
  • Uber ipoMoneys
    Ping me if you are interested in Uber.
    May 3 5
    • Internet Brands backspace
      Don’t grill the guy on top of LC hard while he is desperate.
      May 3
    • Glassdoor ufddfu
      OP you're a SWE don't settle to be a driver 😂
      May 3
    • Don’t hit a glassdoor either
      May 4
    • Amazon 22/7
      Yes, Uber will probably ask a LC DP question over DM.
      May 4
    • Eat your banana
      May 4
  • Microsoft €£dz3@"&5s
    OP, did you get any severance? One of my friend in Seattle is currently in Dev List. How long do you think he has before getting fired?
    May 3 9
    • Microsoft €£dz3@"&5s
      Totally makes sense
      May 4
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      3 months salary
      May 6
    • Microsoft @8gt:4()$n
      Not bad
      May 6
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      What is it at Microsoft
      May 6
    • Microsoft @8gt:4()$n
      2 week's pay per 1 year of service, with max cap being set to 39 weeks. Minimum is 2 months pay.
      May 6
  • Microsoft Next?
    Hang in there man, market is super hot. Not at Microsoft anymore
    May 3 2
    • New / Eng hei518
      Where are you?
      May 3
    • New / Eng hei518
      I was asking the msft person lol
      May 3
  • Panasonic Avionics / Sales
    Vaseline

    Panasonic Avionics Sales

    BIO
    I do sales. I sell stuff. It’s what I do.
    Vaselinemore
    Ouch, sorry to hear. Amazon sounds like a tough culture
    May 3 1
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      It sure is
      May 3
  • Microsoft
    TheNoid

    Microsoft

    PRE
    Amazon
    TheNoidmore
    Lots of React/Angular positions at Microsoft.
    May 3 1
    • Rally Health PWcK47
      Wow lots is bit overreach
      May 3
  • New / Eng young$$
    Canadian citizen? Leetcode, get offer and move cross border!
    May 4 2
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Canadian permanent resident
      May 4
    • New / Eng young$$
      DM me if you are interested in working in remote teams for US startups. Office is a couple blocks away from TELUS garden.
      May 4
  • Oracle Elana
    If you find anything that you like in Oracle- DM me
    May 3 1
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Thanks a ton Elana.
      May 3
  • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
    OP
    I’m in Vancouver but I can move to Toronto
    May 3 1
    • Microsoft €£dz3@"&5s
      Then at least you don't need to worry about getting out of status.
      May 3
  • Microsoft hackeddd
    Sf area?
    May 3 1
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Vancouver
      May 3
  • New / IT BcDM68
    PM me, my team is hiring at NYC
    May 5 0
  • Microsoft vxefcdrvsw
    OP, what did you do?
    May 17 3
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Still looking for jobs. Appealed manager’s decision but I failed
      May 17
    • Microsoft vxefcdrvsw
      Wish you all the best. Still at Amazon? Are you on visa?
      May 17
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Thanks. Yep. Undergoing PIP. I have a PR
      May 17
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Blissey

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    Blisseymore
    Can you work in the US?
    May 3 1
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      I can’t. I’m a permanent resident in Canada
      May 4
  • Facebook TgvS35
    Pm for FB
    May 3 1
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Thanks TgvS35
      May 3
  • Internet Brands backspace
    Sorry to hear that. Best of luck, I am sure you will get some referrals here. I wish I could :(
    May 3 1
    • Amazon / Eng AKPd5
      OP
      Thank you
      May 3
  • Uber / Eng
    fvDA28

    Uber Eng

    PRE
    Uber
    fvDA28more
    Hey OP, sorry to hear about that. Uber has an office in Toronto so if you are interested in jobs there, DM me
    May 6 0