Amazon Search (A9) Palo Alto vs Google Cloud Sunnyvale

Nov 5, 2019 19 Comments

SDE II at A9 vs L4 at Google - which one would you choose for the same TC and why? I heard that A9 is better than Amazon in general in terms of WLB, teams, etc.. Is that true? Would you consider A9 equivalent to Google, or is one significantly better than the other overall?

Does anyone have experience working at both of these?

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  • Facebook EHDw16
    This is a no brainer. Answer is Google and it's not even close
    Nov 5, 2019 4
    • Twitch tftchamp
      A9 has amazing folks. You’ve a much better team and project compared to what you’ll likely get at Google. G is notorious to hire smart people to work on shitty projects at least for a decade now.
      Nov 6, 2019
    • Amazon 8-)
      A9 is no more. It's merged with Amazon, it's shitty all over.
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Google flknhvy
    Google Sunnyvale is cloud and it's a shitshow there.
    Nov 5, 2019 0
  • Apple KGHP41
    A9 is a leader in what they do. Really awesome people when I talked with them. GCP is a shitshow in comparison.
    Nov 5, 2019 1
    • Amazon 8-)
      And what do they do?
      Nov 14, 2019
  • AT&T
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    Nov 6, 2019 4
    • Oracle nodejs
      OP
      Is that true for A9 as well?
      Nov 8, 2019
    • AT&T
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      One of my friend SDE II said some people sometimes cry on their desk.
      Nov 8, 2019
  • New / Data hapax
    I interviewed with A9 and while people there said they had WLB not everyone agreed and they told me to not even utter “WLB” to the hiring manager. But then again for all I know, Google could be worse. *shrug*
    Nov 6, 2019 1
    • Amazon GodsKings
      The WLB is incredible actually. Basically, no one comes in on Friday’s.
      Nov 8, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng
    xDmU52

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    A9 search has amazing wlb. Its not like amzn at all. I worked there for a while. From tech stand point in search they are years behind google and you wont learn much and there is no refresher meaning you would earn much less in few years.
    Dec 31, 2019 0
  • Thumbtack / Eng
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    Maybe google for a longer term benefits, although A9 is a good place too. How many YOE when you got both offers?
    Nov 8, 2019 0
  • Google TheCoaster
    Prestige of G cloud is very low internally. You need to work harder for transferring out
    Nov 6, 2019 0
  • Uber uKWz22
    I thought Amazon didn’t use A9 internally?
    Nov 5, 2019 0

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