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New Amazon developer scared of what’s to come? Asks Reddit.

I am going to be starting at Amazon soon as an SDE, but the more I read about what it’s like to work there, the more I’m afraid of what I’m getting myself into. Does anyone have any firsthand experience there, especially as a full-time employee? What was it like? Are the horror stories true? How bad was the on-call rotation?

As an aside, I’m curious what IDEs and other technology people use there (mainly wondering about Java development). What laptops do developers get?