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Amazon SDE 1 Case Study

Case studies are valuable to (1) realize that you are not alone and (2) learn from the experiences of others and see what you can apply.

We’ll start with a new grad Amazon engineer who joined during the pandemic.

  • Before: First job out of college, was on Focus after 6 months

  • During: Shocked when they found out (URA quota suspected). Manager became more “HR-like”, less candid

  • After: Went through the PIP and failed, even though they showed improvement