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Discussion on: What It's Like To Code For Amazon

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Doug Schwartz

You don't get stock options, you get stock grants. And yes, it's annoying as h3ll that they have their own tools that are poor versions of readily available software. However, that's true at many a large, sw-oriented company (RE: Microsoft).

So you're working at Amazon, but not at AWS? I definitely agree about the double-sided edge of autonomy one gets at Amazon. The team I used to be on gave up on hiring less than senior people as too many floundered when left alone to find their way.

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Valentin Baca

The team I used to be on gave up on hiring less than senior people as too many floundered when left alone to find their way.

That speaks to terrible mentoring, which is part of every Senior's job description.

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Doug Schwartz

Nope. As I said, too many, but not all, floundered. I would agree with you if everyone floundered. At some point, every mentor must let their protege on their own.

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

Thank you for the correction on stocks-vs-grants. And no, I don't work directly for an AWS team.