I’ve been a senior FEE at Amazon for almost a year now, and I’m still figuring out time management.
Sometimes I get overly involved in others’ tasks, or have too many meetings, or get overwhelmed by all the new campaigns and estimation requests constantly coming through the door while we’re in the middle of meeting deadlines.
How do senior FAANG engineers balance their priorities without overworking or burning out?
P.S. it’d be amazing if Taro can get Steve Huynh (PE at Amazon) to talk about this topic in detail.
I highly recommend the time management masterclass. And I actually talked to Steve Huynh about exactly this topic! Productivity tips from A Life Engineered. I'll ping Steve to see if he's interested in giving a talk :)
A few random tips from me:
I was a tech lead at Meta and Robinhood (a FAANG equivalent), and I rarely worked >40 hours weeks. Here's how I did it:
I recommend these other resources as well: