applied scientist at Amazon search group in Tokyo

New jVuo16
Nov 12, 2018 9 Comments

Just passed the applied scientist (probably L4) interview for search group in amazon tokyo. The recruiter will call me about their offer. Any suggestion about the tc, base, and rsu? (phd in cs with 2yoe)

I was told that this group was previously a9. How's the wlb there? I heard many tough things about working at amazon. Does it also apply to a9 and applied scientists?

Thanks!

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  • Indeed / Eng tokyoite
    @OP any updates on the offer? I'm curious what Amazon pays their Tokyo staff
    Jan 7 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    Odjskdj

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    I’m in A9 and I think most people would agree that we have pretty good WLB.
    Nov 12, 2018 3
    • New jVuo16
      OP
      great! how about the stacked ranking, pip?
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      Odjskdj

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      I’ve never seen a company that doesn’t do stack ranking and some form of a PIP, but what a limiting belief if that’s your concern on the way in...
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Amazon rXpb25
      PIP/Pivot is rare for applied scientists. Even if you are the weakest scientist in your org, you will probably be considered more valuable than the bottom 10% of SDEs. If you have the work ethic to finish a science PhD, you should have no trouble as long as you don’t slack off.
      Nov 18, 2018
  • Amazon 805
    Could you share the package you got? Curious about the difference between US and Japan. I got a package of tc 185k for l4 in Boston last year.
    Nov 19, 2018 1
    • New jVuo16
      OP
      I'll have a phone call with HR about the package. How about the tc range in Boston for l4 and l5? I read somewhere in blind that Japan's tc is 75% US.

      Does the level have a correspondence with the role? My friend is offered l5 position, but for as (not as2).
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Amazon 805
    I’m not sure about the tc range, but I guess the data points on blind are pretty correct.
    Nov 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon p997
    Wlb for AS at Amazon is good.
    Nov 12, 2018 0