What are the best companies in Seattle?

Amazon / Eng srbh34
Jul 14, 2018 20 Comments

I am an SDE 1 at Amazon right now. Wondering what other companies people moved to and love? I won't be moving in the next 2 years because of the infamous golden handcuffs. But I am curious what is out there.

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  • Amazon / Eng
    KGvK44

    Amazon Eng

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    KGvK44more
    Get what ever company that wants you to break the handcuffs. Leet code hard and bail to Google. Avoid Microsoft and Zillow and Marchex. Otherwise, play the field.
    Jul 14, 2018 15
    • Cisco CutePapaya
      🤔 hmm I thought the YoE will give them an idea on which level you fit/expect, assume you meet the bar.. I guess company would try to low-ball in any possible way then :(
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Google ∞ + 1
      Amazon has many orgs, and if you're not crazy burned out, just take your time to find a good team. Keep networking and going to events, and keep an eye on the tech survey.
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      KGvK44

      Amazon Eng

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      Amazon's leadership generally skews toxic. I've been on many teams and the cycle is often managers who are sociopathic but hide as long as they can. It's chaotic and devoid of traditional human values like kindness (I literally had a senior engineer argue that promotions should only be about technical merit and not how you work with others). They are extremely challenging and you can learn a lot but their salaries amongst top tech companies are now average and it's not worth wasting time there if you can get the same benefits at a place with a higher cultural bar like Google. Yes I work at Amazon and the only reason is I haven't been able to get past Google's supremely difficult interviews. Amazon is largely a holding tank for people who don't have a better option.
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Cisco CutePapaya
      Same benefits like Google? Do Amazon have the same benefits like Google??🤭
      Jul 14, 2018
    • VMware return 0
      Amazon tend to let people go if one not reaching l5 in 3 years.
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Tableau qiming
    Uber, Apple, and Facebook. Facebook office is awesome btw.
    Jul 14, 2018 0
  • Proofpoint / Other foodtruckj
    Pure Storage has a Seattle office now.
    Jul 14, 2018 0
  • F5 Networks / Eng nlMD61
    We'll be right next to Columbia Tower in a few months.
    Jul 14, 2018 0
  • Intel
    IntelAlum

    Intel

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    I’m curious what walt disney’s reputation is in Seattle? Their machine learning group keeps reaching out to me (I’m at a AV startup right now, not Intel anymore) Any Seattle people here?
    Jul 14, 2018 0