Worst teams @ Amazon to work for

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Trying to catch em all.
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May 9 28 Comments

What do you think? Also mention the best teams too if you want. Categories may include work life balance, challenging or exciting assignments, good people, less drama, flexibility, etc.

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TOP 28 Comments
  • Oracle / Engiblv
    AWS. on call load and operations work.
    May 96
    • Boeing / Eng
      AXV9083

      BoeingEng

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      Boeing
      AXV9083more
      Is it really that bad? I have an interview next Friday with AWS (Seattle) for Engineering Admin position.
      May 9
    • Oracle / Engiblv
      What is admin position?
      May 9
    • Boeing / Eng
      AXV9083

      BoeingEng

      PRE
      Boeing
      AXV9083more
      Systems database administrator
      May 9
    • Yelp
      ninja6

      Yelp

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      Google
      ninja6more
      Yes itโ€™s really bad and low pay when I was there
      May 9
    • Amazon amzdude
      AWS is not a team there are hundreds of teams in AWS. There are 8 dev teams within my parent service, and it's one you probably never heard of.

      SDEs on my team have on call once every 8 weeks, and work no more than 40 hours a week.
      May 9
    • Oracle is just jealous of AWS
      May 9
  • Amazon alsnd
    ASCS org is terrible. The org doesn't have budget (because there are no real projects) and the firing rate is high (15-20% forced LE). The managers are worse and there's no diversity at all (in a meeting of 50 people, 48 are Indians, 49 are male). If you've worked in a diverse organization you'll understand the pain points of this.
    The hiring is low, the code quality and technical bar is awful, and there are no fun events or anything.
    May 96
    • Microsoft / Engbdjdk
      What are some of the relatively best and worst teams from that org?
      May 9
    • Microsoft @8gt:4()$n
      What is ASCS org?
      May 9
    • Google / Mgmt
      Ex-Amazon

      GoogleMgmt

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      Amazon
      Ex-Amazonmore
      Sukumar still the VP there?
      May 9
    • Google / Mgmt
      Ex-Amazon

      GoogleMgmt

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      Amazon
      Ex-Amazonmore
      Amazon Selection and Catalog Systems. Essentially, the entirety of the product data and offer infrastructure.
      May 9
    • Amazon alsnd
      Yea, Sukumar is still the VP
      May 9
    • Google / Mgmt
      Ex-Amazon

      GoogleMgmt

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      Amazon
      Ex-Amazonmore
      I wonder if I know you alsnd!? If you are a long timer, I might.

      But you are probably right.
      The org has little to do beyond keep things running the way it is. The toughest catalog problems have essentially been solved over the several years this org's teams have been around in one form or the other. The challenges that came from growing from millions to billions in catalog size, third party, international expansion etc. have evolved the systems to a point where there is little you can do for any significant improvement.
      May 9
  • Uber / Eng
    meder

    UberEng

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    Google, Facebook
    meder more
    *worst
    May 91
    • New / Other
      arceus2

      NewOther

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      Nintendo
      BIO
      Trying to catch em all.
      arceus2more
      OP
      Thank you
      May 9
  • Athenahealth xiang
    Fucking as a service, FAAS
    May 90
  • SSPA will always win this debate.
    May 93
  • F5 Networks buzz-word
    All
    May 90
  • Microsoft nuta illa
    All
    May 90
  • SAP R45rt
    I heard sagemaker
    May 92
    • New / Eng35sucks
      Why? Wlb is bad or the project is not good?
      May 9
    • Amazon / Engking.james
      Can you give me more information about sagemaker?
      May 9
  • New 0hcow1
    How is Alexa AI research team?
    May 140
  • Amazon gdxi4nd
    * Operations
    May 90

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