Is Amazon culture too toxic to work?

Dec 4, 2019 20 Comments

Hi All,

I got an offer from Amazon in Seattle. Its an analyst role and paying only 95k as base. I am into data science and the role is not. I took up the offer because visa sponsorship. My current job is all chill out...9-5 with 1hr lunch and work from home whenever I like. But I have heard Amazon is just opposite...12 hr shifts, toxic and competetive environment...they fire easily....no work life balance.
How much truth is in it? I am scared to join after reading reviews on internet. please give honest advice!

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  • So basically what you are trying to say is you dont work at your current job (which isnt surprising since its TCS )and you dont wanna work in your next job too? 🤔
    Dec 4, 2019 5
    • Walmart XQLb37
      You are so mean 🤪
      Dec 4, 2019
    • Google ppeC15
      If you’ve internalized a 12 hr work day as normal, I really feel bad for you.
      Dec 4, 2019
    • Tata Consultancy Services / Data sreddy7890
      OP
      Dude!!! Its TCS that doesnt mean I don’t work...it all depends on client...my client is good. Apart from us contractors...the client employees also enjoy what I mentioned. No one is judgemental like u...lol
      Dec 4, 2019
    • Tata Consultancy Services / Data sreddy7890
      OP
      I didnt get u ppec15
      Dec 4, 2019
    • T-Mobile / IT johnlegere
      PpeC15's message is a reply to Medtronic's message
      Dec 4, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng escaflowne
    If that's your attitude, don't come here. Not because 12 hour shifts are reasonable - no company should expect that - but because it sounds like you don't really want to stretch yourself.
    Dec 4, 2019 3
    • Facebook llp6
      Stretching yourself has nothing to do with that
      Dec 4, 2019
    • MedeAnalytics jefjeez
      Sit on a reclining chair and stretch yourself . Keep your company's leadership BS to yourself rather than crapping it all over . Your work culture sucks and even u know that.. throw that attitude of yours
      Dec 4, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng escaflowne
      Amazon is a huge company with a variety of work cultures, but if you only want to work 9-5 with a one hour lunch every day and have a liberal work from home policy, then yeah, you're likely to have to stretch yourself if you come here.

      Have I worked shitty hours here? Yes. I've also worked shitty hours at other places with "good culture". On the flip side I've also worked sane hours for the bulk of my time here, and made my management acknowledge that they're grateful for the work I've done during those periods of shittiness. And I'm able to leave work and not look at email - I don't even have work email on my phone. And before you say this is anecdotal - so are all the other people stating that they've had horrible experiences. They can all be true - both types of experiences happen at any large company.
      Dec 4, 2019
  • Amazon misa-misa
    Op from the kind of replies u r getting from Amazon ppl about tcs. I think it's pretty clear the kind of people you are going to work with if you join. ☺️ Shame on us.
    Dec 4, 2019 0
  • MedeAnalytics jefjeez
    Lol u r thinking twice to move from TCS crap hole to Amazon ?.
    Dec 4, 2019 0
  • Amazon rand0miz3d
    TCS questioning about joining Amazon, this is breaking news!
    Dec 4, 2019 0
  • Wayfair hitman047
    The fact that your Amazon recruiter even knew TCS is the biggest story here
    Dec 4, 2019 0
  • Amazon xyekem
    Tata is better. Stay there
    Dec 4, 2019 1
    • Amazon rand0miz3d
      much better, forget about FAANG, nothing can beat it
      Dec 4, 2019
  • Amazon
    de5i

    Amazon

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    Just taking it easy
    de5imore
    Wow, those TCS people really should stay at TCS!
    Dec 4, 2019 0
  • Microsoft appaiah
    Go for it. You’re likely to have good luck finding a job in the new Amazon office in India too.
    Dec 4, 2019 0
  • MedeAnalytics jefjeez
    Ur name says it all . Amazon has enough people with ur name 🤣 good luck and stay put in TCS
    Dec 4, 2019 0

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