Not necessarily. Those connections are generally only good for getting you in front of the right people, I.e. getting an interview. They will not get you hired and they definitely will not make you a better problem solver
Amazon’s not bad, but it depends if you are put into a good team/manager. Same goes for other FAANG. Most of them have many subsidiaries, and each different in its own right. In the end, it’s the team and manager you are in that determines your experience and possibly growth.
...and entitlement. I interviewed there being attracted to TC but holy cow, everyone I met with was the worst of the millennial generation. I've met some rock stars from the age group and I'm sure the existing elsewhere at FB but these were not them. I nope'd out learning an important lesson about jumping ship for a little more TC.