I recently got an offer as SDE 2 in Amazon. I am planning to have kid within next 1 year. Do you think I should be able to handle the stress when I am pregnant? Has anyone in Amazon been in a similar situation? If it helps my pay will increase by 2x.
- You will be fine. If your team is stressful, move to another. WLB varies greatly from team to team.
- Amazon AnaGeekIt's not as bad as ppl say. I manage several SDEs, and I doubt they hate me lol
- Amazon ShakiraNot a good idea. On the other hand, you don’t have to push too hard with all those added stress.
- Amazon / EngQVHz54Obviously it depends on the team but I wouldn't worry about it. My team was fine - when I was pregnant they moved stand ups to a conference room so I wouldn't feel awkward being the only one sitting, they scheduled meetings around my pumping schedule when I returned, etc. There was one idiot PM who kept trying to get meeting moved to times I needed to pump and my manager brought it up before I even said anything. As long as the people you work with are not jerks you'll be fine. If they are jerks, switch teams ASAP whether or not you're pregnant.