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Ex-Amazon Dev/Engineers?

2020-02-10 by: Michael Harrison
From: Michael Harrison 
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Anyone recently spent some time at Amazon as a Dev/Devops/Engineer recently
that is NOT currently there? Got someone that wants to chat for 10 minutes,
mostly about culture. Very off the record. I can introduce you...No, she
does not work for Amazon and this is not a sting. She MIGHT be looking at
taking a job, or working on product integration with Amazon, but those are
my guesses with little real info.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ My coworker was a red hatter that went to amazon to work on their aws platform, was there for about a year and came back to Red Hat. He hated it there. His words were =E2=80=9Cits a place were rock star developers go to= feel bad about themselves =E2=80=9C. Incredibly competitive, with amazon droppi= ng the lowest tier performers which creates this toxic, backbiting and super competitive work environment. It sounded pretty horrible from what his experiences were. However, he did say they threw bags of money at him so if she=E2=80=99s jus= t going for pay it might be ok. He was pretty adamant that it was the worst place he has ever worked as far as cultures. On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 9:10 PM Michael Harrison wrote: 10 ,

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ sed -i 's|amazon|mcweasel|g' https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/McCrightAssociates/743999707071117-multipl= e-it-positions-available-chattanooga-tn never mind the 3 star rating at Indeed.com, apply now and maybe you'll get = to work with me a few days before I leave, lol ________________________________ From: Lynn Dixon Sent: Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:35 PM To: eddie_king@msn.com Subject: Re: [chugalug] Ex-Amazon Dev/Engineers? My coworker was a red hatter that went to amazon to work on their aws platf= orm, was there for about a year and came back to Red Hat. He hated it there= . His words were =93its a place were rock star developers go to feel bad a= bout themselves =93. Incredibly competitive, with amazon dropping the lowe= st tier performers which creates this toxic, backbiting and super competiti= ve work environment. It sounded pretty horrible from what his experiences = were. However, he did say they threw bags of money at him so if she=92s just goin= g for pay it might be ok. He was pretty adamant that it was the worst plac= e he has ever worked as far as cultures. Anyone recently spent some time at Amazon as a Dev/Devops/Engineer recently= that is NOT currently there? Got someone that wants to chat for 10 minutes= , mostly about culture. Very off the record. I can introduce you...No, she = does not work for Amazon and this is not a sting. She MIGHT be looking at t= aking a job, or working on product integration with Amazon, but those are m= y guesses with little real info.

=============================================================== From: "Mike (meuon) Harrison" ------------------------------------------------------ You knew the devil you worked with before you worked with him again. -- Follow up re: Amazon: My contact was counseling another dev, that was considering a job at Amazon. Where she was, a fast growing future dot.bomb, was so bad that even with the information provided from multiple sources, said: "Sounds better than.... ". She was working 12+hrs a day in a place where real time API's for financial / banking integration were not tested and failing in epic ways and the "senior" devs didn't really care. Reality check: That is one very small perspective, but Amazon sounded better and she has serious technical skills. She'll excel and find a better long term home (we hope), maybe even at Amazon. Bonfires are great places to chat. Thought: Are we due for a Chugabonfire? --Mike--

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I want more swap meets. On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 9:25 AM William Roush wrote: