Can’t handle it at Amazon anymore

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I just can’t handle it anymore. Been at amazon for over a year and I’ve been feeling very burnt out recently. I see people quitting left and right or switching to other teams. I’ve been working like 16 hour days and writing textbook’s worth of documentation everyday, none of which gets read. Whenever I get to code, it’s like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Management is rude and unappreciative. I dread going to work each day.

What should I do? I have done a lot for this team and am a top performer. I want to switch internally but am not sure if this is the right time since reviews are just around the corner and I am expecting good reviews. Is waiting for it worth it? I can’t handle it anymore...

What’s a good team to switch to? Good WLB and good learning opportunities.

Or should I switch externally? I have been so burnt out and stressed that I don’t have time to review and study for interviews. I have a kid at home so any free time I get is spent with the kid.

The whole team is managed by fear and no one dares to take a single day off in fear of being pip’d. I have two dependents so I have to keep that in mind. WLB is so bad that people on the team don’t even have time to go home and spent time with their kids and family.

I feel like I am drowning and have no escape path..

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  • Tubular Labs km18
    This app makes me want to stay far away from Amazon
    5d 2
    • Amazon / Eng twohearted
      The level of hate for Amazon on blind is just unreal. It's seriously not as bad here as it seems 🤔
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    • Google topCon
      A lot of it comes from Amazonians 🤷
      4d
  • Hm you should change your account verification so we know this is actually an amazon employee and not msft
    5d 0
  • Amazon RiQc20
    What team/org is this?
    5d 0
  • Microsoft lVrq62
    Vote With Your Feet!
    5d 0
  • Is it Last Mile org?
    5d 7
    • Aws?
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    • Microsoft pls heLp
      OP
      I can’t say the org name or I will expose myself... it is that bad
      5d
    • OP I don't see any reason why you would have to be so scared to not say the org name! I think your org had multiple teams which has multiple sdes! How would they keep track all the comments made anonymously in an anonymous platform? You are too paranoid! No offense OP but this kind of paranoia, fear is not good for your life and health.
      5d
    • Microsoft pls heLp
      OP
      If you were in my shoes you would understand, I’ve seen the worst of the worst
      5d
    • DM me if you want to discuss. I have been in similar situation before
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  • Amazon yung@
    It is good to hear that you become a top performer and contribute, but you also realize this is not sustainable. Just work 8 hrs and resist if anyone says work harder. No one should burn your health
    5d 2
    • Microsoft pls heLp
      OP
      I will instantly get PIP’d....
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    • Amazon KHqk56
      Yeah, the secret to surviving is to not really give a shit. If you're overworking this much, you need to put on your big boy/big girl pants and tell your manager to suck it. If you're this scared of getting PIP'd, just transfer teams for fucks sake. This isn't hard.
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  • Amazon dQJq51
    Quit or internal transfer. There aee a lot of good wlb teams
    5d 0
  • Amazon / Eng lemongras$
    Leave. I'm leaving too.
    5d 0
  • Google Irina14
    wow looks like you are burnt out, do your research and plan to find a new job. This is not sustainable, I had a couple of quarter endings where i was so burnt out i had to break down..guess what, nobody cares, so appreciate your like your health and move away!
    4d 2
    • Apple vaporize
      Burned out at google? Blind told me everyone is chilling there
      4d
    • Google topCon
      I usually see this with folks in promotion cycle. They work extra hard
      4d
  • Riviera Partners Mkruger
    If your a SE interested in start ups send me a message! I work with start ups in the Bay area building out their engineering teams! Mkruger@rivierapartners
    3d 1
    • Qualtrics muster
      Lol so much for being anonymous
      3d

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