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8 days ago

Support Engineer

Amazon.com Umatilla, OR

As a Support Engineer, you are a technical lead on your team and act as a subject matter expert for one or more services. You are viewed as a support… Amazon.com


30+ days ago

Senior TPM - Security

Amazon Umatilla, OR

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon.com serve customers and developers all over the world who rely on storage, compute, and other services that… Amazon


30+ days ago

Network Technician - AWS

Amazon Umatilla, OR

We are looking to hire a highly motivated, best-in-class Network Technician to join our team within network infrastructure deployment. The candidate… Amazon


30+ days ago

Manager, PDX Network Scaling and Integration

Amazon Umatilla, OR

As the Oregon based Scaling and Integration Manager, your team is responsible for delivering the network capacity our AWS customers consume at a rate… Amazon


30+ days ago

Amazon.com Senior TPM - Security

Amazon Umatilla, OR

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon.com serve customers and developers all over the world who rely on storage, compute, and other services that… Amazon


30+ days ago

Amazon.com Data Center Manager

Amazon Umatilla, OR

include: Prioritize and assign trouble tickets to data center technicians and operators • Routinely review ticket queue for large events and… Amazon


30+ days ago

Amazon.com Facility Manager

Amazon Umatilla, OR

We are seeking an energetic Manager for our Data Center Operations Engineering Team to serve as a technical resource/ lead within Amazon Data… Amazon


1 day ago

Cabling Infrastructure Technician – new

Amazon Boardman, OR

and Requirements: • Installation of network and cabling infrastructure in a data center environment • Complete… Amazon


20 days ago

Market Manager - Devices (South Portland

Amazon Boardman, OR

The first Kindle launched in 2007 and it has been the best-selling product in the history of Amazon.com. Since then, Amazon has continued to expand… Amazon


30+ days ago

Cable Infrastructure Field Engineer

Amazon Boardman, OR

At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people… Amazon


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    Pros

    Amazon is doing lot's of cool stuff...but lots of boring stuff too. There are really well run teams...and very badly run teams. The experience for software managers and engineers is all over the board, from really run low operational load teams to teams where people burn out after a year.

     - Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. You can generally expect that anyone who's been here for more than 2 years is competent and motivated or they wouldn't have survived. You can count on them as long as your priorities are aligned. There aren't many slackers here, and they don't survive long.
      - We work on so much stuff that there's always an opportunity to find amazing cool stuff to work on (note that it's an 'opportunity', one that you have to pursue)
      - A chance to make a huge difference
      - A place where you can learn a lot about all kinds of things, both technical and about yourself
      - Amazon encourages high mobility - even your manager can't prevent you from moving to another team within 6 weeks (normally, more than a few months under unusual conditions).
      - Your friends and family have actually heard of the place you work and have at least a vague notion of what Amazon does without you having to explain

    Cons

    - You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one is going to take you by the hand and help you with that.
    - Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. The strong survive and the weak perish (metaphorically speaking) and the 'bar' is constantly increasing. The level of performance that would have been acceptable five years ago will get you canned today. It's a kind of crucible that'll help you develop a harder edge, if you can survive, that can serve you well in your career and in life, but it's often not a pleasant experience.

    I wouldn't recommend it as a place to work for just anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Stack ranking is a horrible practice since it's rife with favoritism. It's also not Amazonian in that it's not data based (arbitrarily designating a certain percentage of employees that must be put on performance management isn't a data driven criterion) and it's not frugal (effectively forcing an individual out of the company in one division who would make the grade in another is either retaining someone who doesn't meet the bar or a waste of talent). The goal is to force managers to actually make the hard decisions about how their team members compare with each other (not everyone can be exceptional), but it has more defects than virtues. Replace it with a common comparison of each person against the bar for their position, based on data. The percentages that are assigned to each performance category will turn out how they turn out, but there will be an evaluation mechanism that's fair and frugal.


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