What to expect on Day 1 at Amazon?

CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
Jun 10 26 Comments

Joining Amazon in 2 weeks. Curious to know what to expect on Day 1. What kind of laptop do they give to employees? Is there a choice?

Please no 🍌 answers and that laughing photo.

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  • Adobe / Eng jfdedxv
    Isn't every day Day 1 at Amazon?
    Jun 10 0
  • Amazon dune37
    Expect Day 2
    Jun 10 0
  • Google / Eng 0078
    Fire tablet. And a ticket to Fyre Festival.
    Jun 10 0
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
    🍌
    Jun 10 1
  • Amazon / Eng Wxfhs32
    Day 1 will be new hire orientation (NHO). You’ll get your picture taken for your badge, which you’ll get later in the day. You’ll get your laptop and backpack, which you should receive an email soon asking you to pick from a few different options. (I picked MacBook Pro). You’ll do some quick paperwork for payroll and you’ll spend most of your day in presentations about amazon culture and get pep presentations from long time amazonians. Overall it’s super exciting and you’ll leave feeling pumped up!
    Jun 10 4
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      Thanks for your answer! I should expect an email a week before my joining date, correct? Also, do they give a new laptop 😁 ? My current company gives recycled ones 😑
      Jun 10
    • Amazon / Eng Wxfhs32
      Yes about 1 week before :) and yes, they all looked new to me and the backpacks are new as well! Pro tip, ask your manager if you can recommend a username (we call them alias). Mine just left the crappy auto generated one and it kind of sucks. Mgr has the option to change it before you start but takes an act of god to change it after you start. Example:

      John Doe. Good alias would be “doej” of “jdoe”.

      Auto generated one may just give you something bad like “doejo” and the. You’re stuck with it! doejo@amazon.com

      Has to be combination of your first/last name.
      Jun 10
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      Thanks for the tip 😁 I will give it a shot!
      Jun 10
    • Amazon / Eng Wxfhs32
      Do ASAP! And welcome to Amazon!
      Jun 10
  • Amazon akTh30
    Laptop depends on role. Unless you’re in a Eng or SDE role, expect a windows laptop. SDE and Eng roles can opt for a mac. Your first day will mainly be filled with presentations on the culture at Amazon followed by lunch with your HM. Enjoy the initial downtime as you will likely never get that back unless you role change. Congratulations on making it and remember, it’s always day 1.
    Jun 10 3
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

      New Strategy

      PRE
      Tesla Motors, BMW, Robert Bosch
      Porsche996more
      That men's lunch with HM everyday.
      Jun 10
    • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
      OP
      Thank you 👍 , yes it's a Tech role but I haven't used mac before, so I was wondering if I would be given a choice.
      Jun 10
    • Amazon CtWY12
      you may get lunch. Some just tell you to go home after especially if your building is far from the meeting center
      Jun 10
  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

    PRE
    Tesla Motors, BMW, Robert Bosch
    Porsche996more
    Expect that your appraisals to be due at end of the business day. Talk to your manager about your performance and ask him to not to put you in dev list on Day 2.
    Jun 10 1
  • Amazon tzchar0
    Tc or 👉
    Jun 10 1
  • Amazon / Eng Fitnesz
    You and 300 other new hires will be assembled in Day 1 building where you'll drink kool aid. Welcome to Amazon, earth's most customer centric company. Congratulations.
    Jun 10 0
  • Hubspot / Eng hebtidhevh
    🍌
    Jun 11 0
  • Microsoft
    dilf

    Microsoft

    PRE
    Facebook, Amazon, Google
    dilfmore
    It will always be Day 1 until you get pipped out.
    Jun 10 0
  • Amazon LAxL08
    I just ate 🍌 on day 1 and learned about Day 1. Also it’s always going to be Day 1, so there’s no real answer to your question
    Jun 10 0
  • Expedia metapod
    But you DO get 🍌. Not sure why you’d be against honest answers?
    Jun 10 0
  • New yshX44
    oi fam, joining next Monday here
    any idea which org?
    Jun 10 0
  • Amazon Jellyfish1
    Depending on location, expect to potentially get issued a used keyboard, mouse and even headset (with hopefully replaced ear covers)
    Jun 10 0
  • Oracle / Eng such1slife
    Jun 10 0

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