Amazon PMs can grow into GM roles. Is it possible at FB/Google too?

Amazon Candie
Dec 24, 2017 14 Comments

PM at Amazon can become general manager at L7/L8, where they manage product, tech, marketing etc teams. Does similar career path exist at Google/ FB for PMs?

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  • Amazon Candie
    OP
    Btw Amazon has two CEOs other than Jeff namely Jeff Wilke and Andy Jassy
    Dec 24, 2017 1
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      Ragingmore
      Jassi > Wilke (a Galley hire)
      Mar 7
  • Facebook DesertWalk
    I've seen that happen at FB, e.g. Fidji Simo was a PM and now has a lot of eng, marketing, and PMs reporting to her
    Dec 24, 2017 4
    • Amazon bitbybit
      Feel sorry for the engineering reporting to a PM.
      Dec 24, 2017
    • Facebook Sona
      Then you probably feel bad for a majority of engineers.
      Dec 24, 2017
    • Facebook DesertWalk
      Yeah - her org is doing pretty well (hundreds of people); any direct engineering ICs report to EMs so I don't see the issue.
      Dec 25, 2017
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      Then you'd feel bad about entire Google engineering community ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Mar 7
  • I bet it does. Sunday Pichai was a Product Manager earlier for Chrome. In fact I feel a PM canโ€™t grow as CEO at Amazon as Jeff ainโ€™t leaving soon ๐Ÿ˜€.
    Dec 24, 2017 2
    • Amazon Candie
      OP
      Well at Amazon PM to GM is a norm. Want to understand if thatโ€™s the case at Google/FB too.
      Dec 24, 2017
    • Amazon Candie
      OP
      I guess it is similar to AWS where both PMs and SWEs can aspire to be GMs.
      Dec 24, 2017
  • LinkedIn
    gaijin1

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    gaijin1more
    Think GMs in MSFT share profit. Is it the same case in Amzn?
    Dec 24, 2017 1
    • Microsoft EDC2017
      Wait GMs at MSFT really shade profits?
      Dec 25, 2017
  • Amazon Candie
    OP
    PM as in Product Manager or PM-T as in product manager- Technical
    Dec 24, 2017 0
  • Just curious PM as in product manager or technical program manager?
    Dec 24, 2017 0