People at top companies - are people impressed when you tell them where you work?

Amazon / Eng
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Jun 3, 2018 60 Comments

I work at Amazon and basically nobody is impressed. Does this apply at other top companies like google, Microsoft, FB, Uber Airbnb etc?

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  • Uber Gmie27
    Not impressive at all. Too many engineers in tech giants in the Bay Area.

    Ppl will be far more impressed if you live in Atherton.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Bollitas

    Microsoft Eng

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    Bollitasmore
    No one around the Bay gives a shit and rightfully so.

    However, when I go visit family in Texas, folks bring me their broken computers to fix, invite me to random career day things and ask for career advice. I just code.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    mrballz@fb

    Microsoft Eng

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    mrballz@fbmore
    Yes (Facebook), people know it is hard to get in. I then open my mouth and say something socially awkward and the magic moment is gone.
    Jun 3, 2018 1
    • Google hedgeit
      Sad man, but I know
      Jun 4, 2018
  • Facebook iPhUvd
    No, when I tell people where I work they usually make some stupid comment about Cambridge Analytica.
    Jun 3, 2018 1
    • Amazon TCORGTFO
      Cambridge Analytica is baad
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Amazon Pokebowl
    How do you gauge “impressed”? YMMV depending on whether you’re impressive or not. :)
    Jun 3, 2018 8
    • Genentech Tringtring
      @ OP, it's because she's a girl. People don't expect women to be smart in this day and age. 🙄
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Apple 3plethreat
      What is wrong with this day and age?!!! Guys like you are the reason women don’t give a shit about silicon valley geeks who does not respect a woman’s intelligence. If you have a partner; good luck to her in life, if not, with this attitude I hope you never get laid.
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Genentech Tringtring
      Why are you getting mad at me? I am just explaining why people are impressed with the girl at Google. I would be equally impressed with a girl or guy at Google.
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Kfkddbsb

      Amazon Eng

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      OP
      But not amazon huh? I see how it is
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng TCYOE-GTFO
      Because it's very easy to get into Amazon obviously OP.
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng Plok
    Between FAANG, there are 20,000+ engineers in the Bay Area. Why would anyone be impressed?
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Urchin
    Not this idiot again. I swear his posts get more cleverly disguised each time.
    Jun 3, 2018 8
    • Amazon / Eng Urchin
      Trust me, he will never get into those companies. Hopefully soon his management will change, and then he will get fired from Amazon too.
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Qualtrics Poo😎
      At least he doesn't work at qualtrics :')
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Kfkddbsb

      Amazon Eng

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      OP
      Why not bitch
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sde3
      Are you referring to the 5'6 indian dude?
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Microsoft rc46veh5:#
      This isn't him. He works for msft now
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Amazon ShitStain
    Do you need people to be impressed by where you work for some sort of validation?
    Jun 3, 2018 10
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Completely false. Apple is for people who can’t get in to fb and G, but there are plenty of ex-amazonians (aka fucktards) and ex-softies.

      And Apple has plenty of internet services, like maps, iTunes, etc. Not sure what u mean when u say it’s not a SW company
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sde3
      Lol cho chang, you fucktard.
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Kfkddbsb

      Amazon Eng

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      IBM
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      OP
      Yes, the famous Apple Maps... the same folks that made the famous iTunes for Windows...
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      All I’m saying is, people would be a lot less unimpressed if u worked at Apple, rather than amazon.

      Plus ur pay, benefits, and wlb would be better
      Jun 3, 2018
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  • Microsoft Zuzi
    Yes, Microsoft’s name opens a lot of doors! (and Windows)
    Jun 3, 2018 1
    • Twitter / Eng
      Allinity

      Twitter Eng

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      Allinitymore
      🤦‍♂️
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Google / Eng Gpjrje
    I was at this meetup the other day. This guy was like I’m a SWE at Target then crickets. To recover, he quickly was like oh I used to work for Google but I didn’t like it there, then people were like ohhhh. You can tell he milks the brand.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Microsoft pytho
    I am impressed by people who make 7 figures in tech.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Nutanix saySomethi
    I guess it depends are the person. I'm not impressed with the desire people have to slave for a FANG, been there, done that. But folks back home are impressed because of the brand
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Apple gHpj01
    Lol really depends on the company you’re in. I’ve seen reactions on both ends of the spectrum. Around Silicon Valley, it’s like - You’re in <GAFA>, who isn’t?
    Jun 3, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      Kfkddbsb

      Amazon Eng

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      OP
      Do you sense a hierarchy?
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Apple gHpj01
      Off topic but I’ll say this. Look out for total value to you and you alone - work, compensation and teammates. That GAFA ego will wash away in a few months
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Microsoft Adidon
      Did you just make up the term gafa?
      Jun 3, 2018
  • LinkedIn bahamut
    People basically think you are a direct line to changing a product. When I worked at Google people used to ask me to change things in gmail, YouTube or maps. I usually responded “I’ll let them know and get back to you.”
    Jun 3, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      mrballz@fb

      Microsoft Eng

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      mrballz@fbmore
      In Facebook you actually are :)
      Jun 3, 2018
  • CA Technologies / Eng DGuy
    People will get impressed if you work at NASA or FBI
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Google COul72
    Yes, but I don't live in the Bay area.
    Jun 3, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      Kfkddbsb

      Amazon Eng

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      OP
      I don’t either

      Where do you live?
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Google COul72
      Seattle. That counts as an honorable part of the Bay area as far as Amazon is concerned, though. :)
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Kfkddbsb

      Amazon Eng

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      OP
      I interned in Seattle so nobody was impressed by amazon :(
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Lyft lolissi
    Hip girls love it when I say I work for Lyft, they assume I'm socially mindful and other stuff I don't understand, but it's all good.
    Jun 4, 2018 1
    • Twitter / Eng
      Allinity

      Twitter Eng

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      Allinitymore
      Working at Lyft will be amazing for picking up girls - totally agree with that. It’s the opposite with Uber
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    The only amazonian who impressed me is the Sr SDM that often does headstand during 1:1
    Jun 3, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      Kfkddbsb

      Amazon Eng

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      Damn is that the guy Jeff was talking about
      Jun 3, 2018
  • AppDynamics SYDR66
    Those top companies are full of shit
    Jun 3, 2018 1
  • Google / Eng
    Magagaga

    Google Eng

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    Amazon, Qualcomm
    Magagagamore
    Womem immediately want to suck my cock after I tell them I work at Google . It's getting annoying
    Jun 4, 2018 0

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