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Amazon Vancouver, BC (Canada) Reviews

  • "An exciting change of pace"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    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)

    Cons

    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.

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Amazon Vancouver, BC (Canada) Salaries

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$118,394 per year
$78k
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$118,394 per year
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$117,088 per year
$14k
$209k
$117,088 per year
$14k
$209k
$130,313 per year
$95k
$161k
$130,313 per year
$95k
$161k

Amazon Vancouver, BC (Canada) Interviews

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Getting an Interview

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    Software Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon (Vancouver, BC (Canada)).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioural questions. All white management, if you are a different colour you will be rejected.   Answer Question
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