Uber or AWS

Amazon / Eng LCKA42
Aug 8 28 Comments

Winter Internship offer, it’s my last internship so I would need a return offer. I would have chose Uber for WLB, benefits and lower ops load but I don’t know if there will still be a hiring freeze around the time I graduate (early 2020).

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  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    If you enjoy coding choose Uber, if you enjoy reviewing dashboards and preparing on-call reports and babysitting deployments then join AWS.
    Aug 8 5
    • Amazon / Eng LCKA42
      OP
      Problem with Uber is the risk of hiring freeze during the time I will be graduating (early 2020).
      Aug 8
    • Amazon hufezvi
      Holy shit so true
      Aug 8
    • Amazon / Eng LCKA42
      OP
      Yep your description of the job at AWS is pretty accurate
      Aug 8
    • Amazon dkrifir
      what are you coding at uber?
      20% off promos with 1 week expiration dates?
      Aug 9
    • Amazon / Eng
      ⬅️↙️⬇️↘️➡️

      Amazon Eng

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      Cisco
      ⬅️↙️⬇️↘️➡️more
      On-call really sucks.
      Aug 9
  • Indeed grgg
    Don’t join companies that are loosing money.
    Aug 8 8
    • F5 Networks KNcx43
      Amazon maybe but AWS is profitable I believe
      Aug 8
    • Amazon hufezvi
      Losing**
      Aug 8
    • Amazon onion2
      Amazon was losing money but look at the % loss vs revenue for amazon and uber..
      Aug 8
    • Amazon dkrifir
      loosing money how? print money? loan to others?
      Aug 9
    • Amazon dkrifir
      isn't self driving already cracked
      Aug 9
  • Uber xHcG42
    Go for AWS.
    Uber right now is not in a good state, with the layoff rumors and hiring freeze
    You can come to Uber after working for 1-2 years at Amazon
    Aug 8 4
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      Does the hiring free affect ATG ?
      Aug 8
    • Uber xHcG42
      Probably not. But these are only rumors as of now, nothing concrete has been made known
      Aug 8
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      Ooh so internally no communications has been made to the employees ? Still rumors ? Guess i should wait before sending a mail to my recruiter
      Aug 8
    • Uber xHcG42
      Yes, only rumors and speculation
      Aug 8
  • Uber FmaQ02
    AWS trust me
    Aug 8 1
    • Amazon / Eng LCKA42
      OP
      Why
      Aug 8
  • Facebook / Eng FBIsAmazon
    AWS is the best place to start your career. You will learn so many things. Why would you lose an opportunity like that?
    Aug 8 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    the 🛀🏿

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Uber
    the 🛀🏿more
    Amazon is known for its cloud. Uber is not know for it’s cloud. Do you want to work on the cloud infrastructure?
    Aug 8 1
    • Uber / Eng itsdara
      AWS has reduced cloud infrastructure to a bunch of Cloud Formation Templates, the only thing you need is a bunch of Jinja templates to generate those CFN templates. If you're lucky you get to work on python or Java code to generate those Jinja templates. So eventually you'll need yaml files to get the configs necessary to build all the templates!
      Aug 8
  • Amazon huox92
    Look for thread "uber engineering layoff" posted yesterday
    Aug 8 1
    • Amazon / Eng LCKA42
      OP
      Yeah I follow it. That’s the topic that made me rethink about my decision of joining Uber.
      Aug 8
  • Magic Leap / Eng _^__^_
    Money or experience? For money, go AWS. Amazon stock is 💰. For experience while you're fresh and open to new ideas and a little chaos, go Uber, but expect to find less guidance and consistency day to day.
    Aug 8 0