PIP'ed at Amazon

Amazon egIz
Feb 19 52 Comments

Currently on PIp at Amazon Seattle.
Looking for opportunities outside. Please comment if you have any openings in your team.
My Visa status H1B

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TOP 52 Comments
  • Google Uusl71
    Why would someone want to hire you when our only data point is that you were bad at your previous job? (Serious question, I've seen posts like this before and it seems like the worst way to market yourself)
    Feb 19 11
    • New 🌟 1
      A one job performance does not defines an individuals talent. That infact is a very narrow data point for you to look at.
      Feb 19
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Amazon has forced attrition. Even if 97% of SDE's in a department are excellent, they always fire 6-10% per year.
      Feb 19
    • Microsoft isgakaodns
      So does Microsoft ...
      Feb 19
    • New @(^_^)@
      I thought Amazon stopped with the stack ranking.
      Feb 19
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      I thought Microsoft stopped, but Amazon didn't
      Feb 20
  • eBay
    seat

    eBay

    BIO
    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    Congrats!
    Feb 19 0
  • Congrats!
    Feb 19 0
  • New / Eng FAANG_
    I have a serious question . Why people get PIP? No trolls please
    Feb 19 11
    • American Express D.BCooper
      I got pip'd because I work for a non technical manager and she doesnt understand basics.

      She was insulting me so I told her explaining data results to her is a waste of time because she understands nothing and is generally regarded as dumb.

      I got off it after delivering a huge project she told me would fail at and my project plan was trash. I ignored her comment and focused on delivery. I also ignored her PIP because the deliverables made no sense. She ended up looking great. PIP vanished.

      Learned to manage her differently and let her talk all meeting (today she was trying table architecture in excel over webex and I about killed myself but just suppprted her).

      Went from PIP to L2 over delivers. LoL. Not much changed just our work attitudes towards each other. She doesnt pester me and I do quality work.
      Feb 20
    • Amazon jeeef
      No true. You can be an awesome contributor. Managers are still required to stack rank so then it becomes whether your manager likes you or not.
      Feb 20
    • New h5n1
      If you're awesome you won't be at the bottom of the stack
      Feb 20
    • Amazon kDpV13
      Pip cuz cant communicate effectively? Damn thsts harsh
      Feb 20
    • Morgan Stanley barbiedoll
      When PIP - better to bow out or wait for $ package if @ firm many yrs (old for tech industry )
      Mar 15
  • Google Sgfru
    What is PIP, anyway?
    Feb 19 5
    • Penis in pecker
      Feb 19
    • Google Sgfru
      Nice, but really. What does it stand for?
      Feb 19
    • Picture in picture
      Feb 19
    • Amazon gte305f
      Performance Improvement Plan
      Feb 19
    • Reddit jdnisuanwu
      Means you are about to be fired
      Mar 1
  • Microsoft dMke22
    If you're on a PIP you're bein' pimped (and Bezos wants to send you some private txts with image attachments.)
    Feb 19 0
  • Amazon rockets13
    You could atleast say what kind of role you do and years of experience if you want people to consider you for new opportunities
    Feb 19 1
    • Amazon egIz
      OP
      I'm an application engineer with experience working with python and Java .. looking for developer roles
      Feb 19
  • Amazon jeeef
    Hey Bogo this person isn’t whining they are dealing with bullshit. Until you know what’s up shut up
    Feb 22 0
  • Twitter eoCp41
    Why are you on a PIP?
    Feb 19 0
  • Microsoft Meta32
    SDE ?
    Feb 19 1
    • Amazon egIz
      OP
      Yes
      Feb 19
  • New / Eng
    BogoSort

    New Eng

    PRE
    Samsung Electronics
    BogoSortmore
    Don't advertise that you are on PIP.
    Start improving your skill-set.
    Post you profile on Hired/TripleByte/Vettery...
    On LinkedIn, turn on that "actively looking for opportunities" radio button
    Apply
    Reach out to your recruiter and hiring manager contact
    Go on leave for interviews and preps.

    Stop whining.
    Feb 22 0
  • Microsoft / Eng dKWp30
    Sorry to hear this OP 😕

    Best wishes on your job search!
    Feb 19 0
  • Amazon OEYo61
    Rest in pieces
    Feb 19 0
  • GTB / Project KXNn40
    Work to address the items in your PIP. Otherwise it is likely the same issues will arise at your next position.
    Feb 26 1
    • Amazon egIz
      OP
      Sure.thanks for your feedback
      Feb 26
  • Microsoft isgakaodns
    All the best OP. I would check out Microsoft ... They are always open positions.
    Feb 19 1
    • Microsoft / Eng dKWp30
      Isn’t HR closing open seats soon? Sdejobs has been incredibly noisy the last couple of weeks.
      Feb 19
  • Oracle
    IdleGuy

    Oracle

    PRE
    Oracle, VMware, Wipro Limited
    IdleGuymore
    Check out oracle OCI team
    Mar 2 0
  • Amazon jeeef
    If you don’t believe this is right. Contact HR, I know people who have had luck
    Feb 20 0
  • RingCentral
    Duck-Bezos

    RingCentral

    PRE
    Yahoo, Oath
    BIO
    One life to live!
    Duck-Bezosmore
    What role and team?
    Feb 19 0
  • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
    Hit me up if you find a relevant role at F5.
    Feb 19 0