- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)
I left a company plagued with slow and bureaucratic processes (e.g. takes 6+ months to launch a very simple CRUD API), managers who were not very technologically inclined, incompetent and/or unmotivated team members, and an organization focused on short-term gains and 'quick-wins'. In contrast, I have found Amazon (AWS org) to be more oriented to long-term thinking and actively fighting against complacency.
- Very talented and intelligent team members
- Super structured onboarding process
- Great internal tools + education resources
- Lots of transparency + structure on career development/promotion process
- Team members are motivated to help you get you up to speed
- Team members are clear and concise communicators and know how to best leverage messaging like Slack (minimize use of email and unnecessary meetings)
I was initially hesitant to join AWS due to the narrative produced on various online communities, but I have found most of those to be generalizations and not necessarily indicative of cultures on individual teams. In other words, your experience will vary based on team + manager.
- Vision Benefits could be improved
- Would be great to have WealthSimple as a provider option for stock plan / RRSP
- Stipend for office supplies would be preferred over a commuting stipend
- Would have been great to get some swag in the onboarding package
Advice to Management
Your technical prowess combined with strong EQ/empathy is much appreciated.
I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon (Vancouver, BC (Canada)).
behavioural questions, Rounds 1 to 5, one system design interview. Bar Raiser were 2 interviewers
Overall they keep asking the same questions 100 times. You need to prepare for 100 stories literally.