New SDM who joined from AWS (Amazon) lays off dev

Cummins EvOc34
Sep 30 12 Comments

We had a new SDM join from AWS. I'm my program employees are not generally fired or put on performance improvement until they fuck up bad. He ended up showing the door to a Dev and she was asked to leave on short notice.. He led a team of 10 developers. Not sure is this a norm in Amazon?


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TOP 12 Comments
  • Google topCon
    At Google, we don't usually hire Amazon SDMs, only the engineers. Amazon toxicity and googlyness don't mix.
    Sep 30 4
    • Amazon wfhr25
      lol 😂
      Sep 30
    • Google / Eng

      Google Eng

      Not to mention their lack of technical skills.
      Sep 30
    • Salesforce QURe20
      What’s sdm? Software dev manager?
      Sep 30
    • Amazon / Eng firefly123
      Sep 30
  • Microsoft SoarSore
    My counterpart on the PM side is from Amazon. He blatantly says that if people don’t want to take his high pressure tactics (read:bullying) then they can leave and that is a “good thing”. The exodus has already begun with our manager leaving, with the team dangling with no leadership.

    Run away from ex-Amazonians - most of them think bullying is the way to get things done.
    Sep 30 0
  • Amazon playsafe
    This is usual in Amazon.
    Sep 30 0
  • Cummins EvOc34
    I am like WTF this is not how things are done here, people just shown the door
    Sep 30 0
  • Amazon playsafe
    Work hard or get booted.
    Sep 30 0
  • Google / Eng batmobile
    What was the actual reason?
    Sep 30 1
    • Cummins EvOc34
      I heard performance was okayish
      Sep 30
  • Oracle OlJs40
    you want off his team. you dont want to work for an amazon manager who fires people like this. He probably did it in part to scare the rest of you.
    Oct 3 0


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