Here is my situation:
1. Joined Amazon recently (not even a month).
2. Feeling very very depressed and want to go back to my old place.
3. I am not sleeping even for 1hr in the night.
4. Amazon already spent 20K on my relocation.
5. what should I do?
How can I negotiate 20K for relocation expenses?
Moved from NJ to Seattle
Work load is not a problem.
Here is my situation:
- Amazon oc77ufdiscuss with your manager; they should be there to help. If that doesn’t work, apply for an internal transfer. If you really just feel that Amazon isn’t the place for you, have that conversation with your manager. Let them know what’s going on. Let them know what you need to be happy and stay. If all else fails, DM me and we can connect on a personal level.
- Amazon CulStryBroThis sounds like anxiety from moving and changing jobs and cities, maybe from the shift from East coast to Seattle lifestyle, and possibly self-induced anxiety from reading Blind too much. Don't psych yourself out. You got this, everything will be OK.
- Switch teams now. I made the mistake of not switching, now I’m on the Dev List and can’t.
- Election Systems & Software burntoutzOPI have no problem with my team as it is too early to judge my manager or the team. I do not know the reason but I developed anxiety and depression soon after joining.
- Amazon / Eng Chad🕶Considering that you specifically noted in the post that the work load is not the issue, then it seems like Amazon is not the root cause for your problems. Go see a therapist and they'll help you talk through your deeper issues. It sounds like you don't know what's causing them but talking to a professional can definitely help you at least figure out what the problem isSep 18 5
- I don't - not familiar with any ML teams. I know SageMaker is an ML platform...but idk how much actual ML work they do. I know Alexa does some, of course, but idk which teams take care of it.
Yeah, I messaged hiring managers on chime. Just send a short message saying you think the team sounds interesting and you'd like to chat.
As long as you don't hit the apply button on the job postings, your manager won't know you're looking at the job listings.
- Wow I am about to make this post today. Why do you feel burnt out? I joined Amazon recently and feel the same.
- Microsoft orkiI left amazon in 4 weeks but I didn’t have relocation so I was fine - you would be better off paying the relocation (FYI I was not burnt out and my team was good)
- Real Networks LSA7List all the changes your life has gone through by moving from east coast to west coast.
Go over them one by one (sleeping cycle, new location, food, weather, away from your social circle etc). This might be your body taking longer to adjust all these changes. Also try to go out and exercise a bit (may be go for a run/yoga etc).
Hopefully things will improve. Good Luck.
- I’m in the same boat. On top of it my teammates and manager hates me too. I just want to go home.
- I have been here 2 months and feel the same. Pressure is very high and bosses keep adding to my plate. Not enough time to learn the systems, business, etc. and being asked to deliver root causes (not an sde btw)
Now I know why they pay more. The management is awful. I think l5 and below is fine since it’s more IC roles but l6 sucks.
- Amazon WwBB32PM me. I've been there for a month and am having the same issues, though in my case I'm an L4 who's having difficulty with a problem an L5 couldn't figure out, so they dumped it on me. Minus one senior and a manger, my whole team is only a month newer than me and I'm starting oncall before one of them because I solved more tickets already. I'm stressed and don't wanna get PIP-ed.
- Indeed O—[======>moreI think Amazon has lowered its standard to hire people but haven’t lowered its expectations.
I worked on a high profile team but never felt like the workload was enough to consider leaving in less than a month. Besides you have almost a quarter worth of time for ramp up