My plan to prolong my time here at Amazon until I start my next job a good plan?

Jan 18 41 Comments

Almost 2 yoe. Amazon. L4.
My goal is to leave Amazon. I have onsites lined up for Apple, Facebook, and Google, and a few other startups, but I'm not sure if I'll get offers at the T4 (L5) level equivalent with desired TC.

In the meantime, I decided to switch teams because I don't feel safe to resign without an offer in hand and I want to prolong my time here at Amazon until my start date at my next potential role with ramp up time and 3 weeks of PTO in between the switch. I plan to utilize the 3 weeks of PTO to prepare for my remaining system design onsites and move back with my family which is also where the team I'll be joining at Amazon will be located at.

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TOP 41 Comments
  • Tc? Location?
    Jan 18 15
    • Amazon togobox
      OP
      What part is so much risked? Switching teams?
      Jan 18
    • Amazon togobox
      OP
      I posted this plan to solicit feedback
      Jan 18
  • OP has to be trolling. I wouldn't be able to find a dumber way to quit even if I tried.
    Jan 18 3
    • Amazon togobox
      OP
      I don’t have an offer yet what am I supposed to do?
      Jan 18
    • Amazon togobox
      OP
      I’m just afraid I won’t get the ideal offer. I don’t want to quit without an offer in hand. Do you have any better suggestions
      Jan 18
  • Amazon elcie
    Is sticking out for 6 more months not an option? You could work to a promo and slowly prepare. 2.5 yrs shd also help in getting l4 in other companies.
    Jan 18 14
    • Amazon bobifkdnx
      bc rampup prolly not easy. why not quit first?
      Jan 19
    • Amazon togobox
      OP
      I’m interviewing for internal team on the worst case if I don’t get good external offer. It will be 2 weeks until I hear back
      Jan 19
  • Apple ninja9000
    Very unlikely to happen to you. But I ended up on a panel for someone who burned me in the past. If you’re fine burning bridges go ahead and do it. But I dunno why you’d waste time transferring and pissing off a whole new team by leaving shortly after joining.
    Jan 19 2
    • Amazon togobox
      OP
      What is considered shortly? A couple of months?
      Jan 19
    • Apple ninja9000
      Less than 6 months.
      3d
  • Apple qxSc33
    Shortly = 6-12 months. IMO
    Jan 22 0
  • Amazon HtKk66
    You have made up your mind to quit than grow at Amazon, what is it that you want to ask specifically from this community? If it is how to survive for few more months, then focus on doing your job and learning
    Jan 19 1
    • Amazon togobox
      OP
      Survive in a new team or my current team because I hate my current team that I don’t want to stay
      Jan 19

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