How much do you trust interviewers? I interviewed at AWS and got the offer. When I asked about WLB, one of the interviewers said they worked around 40-50 hrs a week and no weekend work but I know they have a bad reputation in terms of WLB and culture.

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I think that most interviewers won’t lie - it creates a very bad work dynamic when you show up and they said one thing but are doing another and it’s verifiably false. That said - I do think most companies are selective about who they allow to be interviewers in the first place. E.g. They might work 40-50 hours a week, but the other 3 folks on their team work 50-60 hours a week and so aren’t asked to interview folks.

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Every team at AWS is different, so really depends on that specific team

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It depends on the group you’re in and your role. You can’t assume every person has the same WLB at a massive company.

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My overall experience at Amazon and AWS is that while relative to other companies, it’s potentially tough but relative to consulting its way better

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