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What’s it like to work at Amazon / AWS as a software engineer? Saw several PIP, devPlan etc stories online. Can someone please shed some light. Thank you

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it's a hire to fire situation to be sure, but if you're good at your job you should have a long runway. It's competitive, sure, but the reason people get PIP'd is typically due to performance. This is why it doesn't pay to apply for FAANG before you're ready. It's worth being very confident that you'll hit the marks when you get there, and then you don't have to be worrying about other people running you over.


It does happen, maybe more than at other companies. I agree that you should be at a stage where you are very confident in your work before applying for a position with AMZN.


Where do you work now? What specifically are you interested in knowing? How hard it is?


Nothing in particular, just exploring few roles at Amazon.

I’ve heard way too many horror stories. It seems like its not just the hire to fire as the end goal, but the continuing thought that every little mistake you make could build up and you’re at risk of pip at any point. This creates a very competitive environment with the office politics and employees trying to undercut others and managers trying to meet their ura quota. Over time this stress pretty much becomes psychological abuse. On the flip side if you’re willing to work your butt off you have an opportunity to work beside some of the smartest engineers and learn how to work services at extreme scale. Bottom line if you can survive you’ll become a better engineer and looks good on your resume. Best of luck 👍

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